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SiriusXM acquires podcast analytics company Simplecast

SiriusXM acquires podcast analytics company Simplecast

SiriusXM, the company still best known for its satellite radio service, has acquired another company: Simplecast. The analytics and podcast management company joins SiriusXM's own push into the increasingly crowded market, something the company says will help podcasters earn more revenue. With extra help from the SiriusXM-Pandora team and the resources they bring, Simplecast says it will be able to significantly speed up its roadmap.

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SiriusXM Premier is now free, but only until May 15

SiriusXM Premier is now free, but only until May 15

SiriusXM, the company best known for its satellite radio service, is the latest to offer extended free access to its product for people stuck home in quarantine. The company has made its streaming service available for free until May 15; during this time, new users can access the platform and stream music, as well as the company's talk shows and more, without paying for a subscription.

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SiriusXM kicks off 2020 MLB season with classic game broadcasts

SiriusXM kicks off 2020 MLB season with classic game broadcasts

On Thursday, March 26, Major League Baseball was scheduled to officially kick off its 2020 season, ushering in a new round of games and more. For fans who are stuck at home, SiriusXM is offering a special treat: classic game broadcasts that will be available to stream starting tomorrow. These game broadcasts will include commentary from hosts, interviews with the opening day stars who participated in them, and more.

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Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Following its launch on Android TV earlier this year, SiriusXM announced today that it's picking up Google Assistant support as well. So, if you've got something like a Google Nest smart speaker or a smart display, you'll soon be able to access SiriusXM content using voice commands. With SiriusXM already compatible with Alexa, this move to include Google Assistant was really only a matter of time.

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SiriusXM student plan makes a play for college crowd with big price cut

SiriusXM student plan makes a play for college crowd with big price cut

College students in the US are about to head back to school, and unsurprisingly, many companies have rolled out their student subscription plans once more. SiriusXM threw its hat in the student plan ring today, announcing one that heavily discounts the cost of its standard Premier plan. That's all well and good, but is it enough to go up against giants like Spotify and Apple Music?

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SiriusXM Essential streaming plan offers 300 radio channels

SiriusXM Essential streaming plan offers 300 radio channels

SiriusXM, the company known for its satellite radio service, has announced a new streaming plan that offers subscribers more than 300 of its radio channels outside of their vehicle. Though the plan doesn't offer quite as much as the company's Premier tier subscription, the new offering gives customers access to 24/7 comedy channels, on-demand content, and more.

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SiriusXM talk shows are heading to Pandora as new podcasts

SiriusXM talk shows are heading to Pandora as new podcasts

Soon after revealing its plan to acquire Pandora Media last year, SiriusXM announced back in February that it would add Pandora music channels to the SiriusXM app this year. In a new announcement today, SiriusXM revealed that it will be bringing some of its biggest talk shows to Pandora's podcasting platform. The ported talk programming includes "Jenny McCarthy's Celebrity Dirt," "The Jason Ellis Show," "The Hoda Show," and more.

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SiriusXM gives Amazon Echo owners three free months of service

SiriusXM gives Amazon Echo owners three free months of service

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is hoping to lure in new subscribers by offering Amazon Echo owners three free months of service. The new promotion is open to all Echo devices, such as the Echo Dot and Echo Show. There is a big catch, though, that'll leave some device owners out of luck.

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SiriusXM is buying Pandora, and that’s a huge deal

SiriusXM is buying Pandora, and that’s a huge deal

It isn't exactly a secret that SiriusXM has lost a bit of its luster with the rise of inexpensive music streaming services, but as the old saying goes, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." SiriusXM has announced its intention to buy Pandora, which is one of the most popular music streaming services around. The proposed acquisition is valued at $3.5 billion, and the resulting company would be one of the largest music streaming businesses around.

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SiriusXM gets Netflix original comedy content for new radio channel

SiriusXM gets Netflix original comedy content for new radio channel

Netflix, as part of its overall original content push, has released many of its own comedy specials, including ones featuring major comedic names like Seinfeld and Bill Burr. You need a Netflix account to watch these originals, but soon you'll have the option to listen to them -- at least parts of them -- using satellite radio service SiriusXM.

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Amazon Echo multi-room Spotify and SiriusXM shaves Sonos advantage

Amazon Echo multi-room Spotify and SiriusXM shaves Sonos advantage

Back in August, Amazon rolled out a new multi-room feature for Echo devices. This feature allows you to utilize individual Echo devices in your collection, defining groups of speakers and commanding Alexa to play music through only the speakers in that group. Today, that functionality is rolling out to Spotify and SiriusXM subscribers.

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SiriusXM Radio app launches for Apple TV

SiriusXM Radio app launches for Apple TV

The satellite audio service SiriusXM Radio is now available on the 4th-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. Access is facilitated through the SiriusXM app, though you need to have a Sirius subscription, of course. The service offers more than 200 hours of audio channels, including news, talk, comedy, music, sports, and more. The service, as with other for-pay audio subscriptions, is commercial-free.

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