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        What do I need to get satellite radio?

        There are several options when it comes to choosing your satellite radio. What you need depends most on where you're primarily going to listen to it. You should take radio design and sound quality into consideration as well. Currently, satellite radios can be divided into three categories: dedicated, Dock & Play, and Internet-based.

        Dedicated car and home radios

        Dedicated car satellite radios work with in-dash car stereos only. A special antenna connects to it, and sits on the roof of the vehicle. Similarly, dedicated home satellite radios work only indoors. They connect to your home stereo system, and also use a special antenna, which usually needs to be mounted facing a window or outside.

        siriusxm sxv300

        Dedicated car satellite radios like the SiriusXM SXV300 keep a low profile

        Dock & Play radios

        Dock & Play satellite radios are compact units that work with sets of accessories to play over both your car and home stereos. The advantage of a Dock & Play is you can transfer it from the car to your home stereo, and only pay one subscription. A Dock & Play radio will often also work with a compatible boombox.

        To get satellite radio service with the dedicated or Dock & Play option, you'll need the following:

        • a satellite radio (also called a tuner or a receiver). The radio you get connects to and plays through your car or home stereo, or both, depending on the radio you select and accessories you get.
        • a satellite radio antenna (most radios include the antenna).
        • a subscription to the SiriusXM service.
         
        XM Onyx EZ

        Dock & Play radios like this Onyx Plus are extremely versatile

        Mobile or Internet-based radios

        This is the latest option for getting satellite radio. With a computer or a network-capable product, like a Blu-ray player or television that has an Internet browser, you can use your high-speed Internet to get your SiriusXM programming.  You can also use a downloadable app that SiriusXM offers for tablets and smartphones, which lets you log into your account and enjoy your music on the move. When an Internet connection isn’t available, these devices will use the device's data plan. 

        The advantage of this SiriusXM option is that you don’t have to use a separate antenna. You can also use it in your home, car, office, and as a portable option. Internet-based SiriusXM programming may not include some specialty programming that other options do, like live sports action, but does offer extra channels that aren't available on a lot of older satellite radios.

        To get satellite radio service with Internet-based products, you'll need the following:

        • a computer, network-capable product, or a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone.
        • an app or Internet browser to access the SiriusXM service.  
        • a subscription to the service.

        Ready to experience the awesomeness of SiriusXM satellite radio? Contact us — our advisors can help you get the gear you need.

        Please share your thoughts below.

        • Mark Shrum from New Kensington

          Posted on 1/1/2021

          I already have Sirius xm in my truck. I'm upgrading to a double din unit , what do I need to keep my satellite radio?

        • R McLaughlin from 12566

          Posted on 12/15/2020

          So in other words if I am already paying for cable I can hook up? Pardon my lack of knowedge

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 12/16/2020

          R., Not exactly. You'll still need a subscription to SiriusXM, at least. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Andree Postel from Dallas

          Posted on 12/14/2020

          I want to buy a radio for each of my kids rooms. I like that the XM radios can be controlled with parental controls but I'm wondering if there are other radios that we can use and what components the radio needs to have in order to have parental control and play XM through it.

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 12/15/2020

          Andree, I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Karen Ross from jacksonville

          Posted on 12/7/2020

          I have a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, how can I get Sirius Radio installed?

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 12/7/2020

          Karen, There are several different ways to add SiriusXM to your Santa Fe. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Jay Bradley from Lakeville CT

          Posted on 8/5/2020

          Purchasing a 2019 that doesn't have Sirius. Is it still possible to somehow hook up satellite in the car? The only external Jack is for a usb.

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 8/5/2020

          Jay, We can help with that. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Jaci from las vegas nv

          Posted on 8/4/2020

          I have a new SiriusXM radio that connects to my wi-fi and gets reception everywhere in my house except in the bedroom where my invalid husband wants to listen to it. How can I fix this?

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 8/5/2020

          Jaci, That's unusual, to say the least. I've sent your question to our sales team, and an advisor will be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Patty from Moorefield

          Posted on 11/26/2019

          I have a Toyota 2019 Rav 4 how do I get XM radio? Is there something I need to install? It has everything but xm. Can i hookup to Bluetooth for the XM? Is there something the dealership can do to help? Thank you

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 11/27/2019

          Patty, We can help with that. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Scott from Cleveland, OH

          Posted on 8/22/2019

          My wife has a 2011 VW Jetta with a double-DIN touchscreen radio with satellite functionality built in. The CD changer inside it is fubar, so we want to replace it, but I honestly don't know where to begin. Are there aftermarket radios with the satellite tuner built in?

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 8/23/2019

          Scott, We can help you with that. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Ed Childress

          Posted on 6/9/2019

          I have a question. I am subscribed to SiriusXM All Access. The programs work great on both cars, Dell computer, and my Galaxy note 3 android. The problem is with my HP laptop, edge browser w/Win10. The audio will stop and sometimes it will come back, but other times I change the channel and the audio returns, I go back to the channel that quite and the audio returns. I use Bluetooth headphones with an adaptor to listen. I have reported this to Sirius Tech support and they have not resolved the issue. Can you offer a solution?

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 6/10/2019

          Ed, Hard to say from here, but if SiriusXM's techs can't find the issue, it might have something to do with either the laptop, the headphones, or the adapter. The weak link might be in there somewhere. Hope that helps a little, and good luck with your troubleshooting!
        • Mike from Cherry Hill

          Posted on 2/27/2019

          Jon, I have an XM onyX Satellite Radio(model XDNX1V1) that is 6+ yrs old. Placed in my multi-room office, with antenae outside. Getting poor reception, only few channels now. It is attached to a stereo player we had via old style audio cables, etc. What is best improvement here? Use a phone for XM radio? Can it connect to my player to go to all rooms, without an antennae? We do have WiFi in office. Thanks.

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 2/28/2019

          Mike, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.
        • Diane from Blacksburg, VA

          Posted on 1/24/2019

          I have a 2017 VW Golf R which is satellite-ready. I am presently subscribed to SiriusXM for the car radio and also have a portable home radio (Onyx EZ) with a Sirius subscription. I'd like to cancel the car subscription and use the portable radio in the car. All of the information I see suggests I will need to install a second satellite receiver on the car, but I'm wondering if it is possible to take advantage of the existing satellite set-up without the additional receiver on the roof.

          Jon Paul from Crutchfield

          on 1/25/2019

          Diane, That's a good question. To make sure you get the best possible answer, I'll forward this to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. Thanks!
        • S Lockwood from Westerlo

          Posted on 11/12/2018

          Hi, I have an old fashioned boom box . Would it be possible to get satellite radio hooked up to it? Thanks, Steve

          Jon P. from Crutchfield

          on 11/13/2018

          S. Lockwood, It depends on what you mean by "old-fashioned." To some of us, that means a boombox with a cassette player! If you want to take your music with you, your best bet is to download the SiriusXM app and enjoy it using your phone and a portable Bluetooth speaker. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you find something that will work.
        • Linda Brown from Big Spring Texas

          Posted on 10/19/2018

          How much does it cost for Sirius radio in my home?

          Jon P. from Crutchfield

          on 10/22/2018

          Linda, Packages vary a bit, but there's a special offer at the moment that you might like. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Karl Lange from West Chester

          Posted on 8/27/2018

          Just about the only thing left for my mother to enjoy in her nursing home is old music from her day. What would be needed to hook up a small bedside satellite radio in her room ? Nothing fancy, she may only have a year left to enjoy it.

          Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          on 8/28/2018

          Karl, A home kit should work nicely. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • terry from eliot,maine

          Posted on 8/7/2018

          I would like Sirius for my home, I know little about this ,so I have a receiver now, with my stereo system, speakers in ceiling, my receiver is not working ,so looking into exactly what I need to have this, and will it play through my ceiling speakers?

          Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          on 8/8/2018

          Terry, We can help you put all this together. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 3/23/2018

          DJ, You will need a home kit for that set-up. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • DJ Williams from Ames

          Posted on 3/22/2018

          I have a Sirius subscription for my truck. I want it at home for my patio. Does one buy a separate radio with antenna or a special tuner and antenna for an existing radio? I'd wire a pair of Polk Audio speakers to hang on my patio pergola. Confused on what I need.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 2/28/2018

          Flo, You can definitely add SiriusXM to your golf cart, but it depends on the gear you have. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Flo from Chandler

          Posted on 2/28/2018

          I have a vehicle kit that I bought with my Sirius radio for the garage. It's never been used. Now I want to move the XM radio to our golf cart. Our radio that was there is not working, so we are throwing it out. The xm radio is small and is detachable from the speakers I bought for the unit. Do I have to have another radio to hook up my xm radio, or can I just hook this up to the dock and run it through the speakers that are already in the golf cart?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 1/11/2018

          Jim, We have those in stock now. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Jim Saulinskas from Joliet

          Posted on 1/10/2018

          I have the full siriusxm package with streaming. I would like to get the SiriusXM Sound Station but its never available. Are there other after market radios for home streaming available?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 9/7/2017

          You can use the downloadable SiriusXM app with your tablet or smartphone. Just log into your account and enjoy your music on the move. When an Internet connection isn't available, these devices will use the device's data plan.

        • Dave from Bellevue, KY

          Posted on 9/4/2017

          I have a 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Is there any way to have satellite radio without running a wire outside the vehicle to the antenna? Thank you!

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 4/20/2017

          Patrick, You will need a SiriusXM tuner, and we'd suggest a SXV300V1. If you have any questions, just give us a call and talk to one of our expert advisors.

        • patrick cooper from Marysville

          Posted on 4/19/2017

          I recently bought a Rockford PMX-3 Stereo from you for my Honda Side by Side. I want to be able to listen to satellite radio. What do I need to get other than the Subscription. I am looking for the smallest/most portable equipment for this application? Do I just need an antenna or do I need a Tuner as well?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 4/3/2017

          Lisa, There are probably easier ways to add satellite radio to your car. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors about the various ways to get SiriusXM in your Pathfinder.

        • Lisa from Spokane

          Posted on 4/1/2017

          Hi, I have search everywhere for the Satellite radio part for a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum Edition. It has this radio in it and according to the book, satellite capable with the part. No one seems to be able to tell me what part I need. Even Nissan can't give me an answer. Bose on page 152 pic 4-22. on the downloaded version of the manual. Thank you

        • Harold Stebbins from Mustang, Ok

          Posted on 3/20/2017

          I am installing an aftermarket fairing on my 09 Yamaha Roadliner 1900. I have a Kenwood KMR-D362BT unit and SXV300 Kit. My question is Will i also need an antenna for my fm reception or does the one that came with SXV300 work for both??

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 2/16/2017

          David, Connecting the Delphi tuner to a SiriusXM compatible car stereo with an aux input should work just fine.

        • David from Naramata

          Posted on 2/15/2017

          Hi. I have a Delphi dock and play xm radio. Can I connect the antenna from this unit directly to a Siriusxm compatible car stereo or do I have to buy the svx300 antenna? Thank you for your time.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 1/13/2017

          Mike, With the right accessories, you can play satellite radio through your home stereo. Give us a call and we'll help you get the gear you need.

        • Mike from Janesville

          Posted on 1/11/2017

          Do you need a siriusxm speaker/docking station or can you use an aux cable to run to any set of speakers to be able to use the portable radio?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 1/10/2017

          Billy, The shark fin will only receive satellite radio signals. You still need to use the small magnetic antenna that comes with the Kenwood stereo for GPS reception. The good news there is that the GPS antenna is so sensitive that you can often mount it inside the car, say on the dashboard using a piece of double-sided tape. If you ever want to upgrade that satellite radio to a more modern (and compact) version, call SiriusXM and ask about transferring your lifetime subscription to a new unit. The SXV300V1 tuner . is much smaller and it plugs right into your Kenwood. But you'll have to give up your stylish shark fin. The old antennas aren't compatible with the new tuners.

        • Billy Williams jr from Los angeles

          Posted on 1/9/2017

          I have a 2013 VW Jetta that's equipped with a stock radio/single cd. I want to add-on a sirius satellite radio that I bought when satellite radio was first introduce for $650 with a life time subscription. I am upgrading my radio to a Kenwood DNN991. I am replacing the factory button-like antenna on rear of the car's roof with a Shark Fin Radio Roof Antenna 3C0 035 507 T. I do not want to use the magnetic button like antenna that has to be stuck to the roof. The shark fin antenna has 3 wire with European connectors. Which features can I connect to the antenna? fm/am or gps? or satellite? or all three?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 1/2/2017

          Paul, If you're already using an Onyx Plus in your car, you can enjoy it inside with a SiriusXM home kit (#220SXDH3). That kit comes with an antenna and everything else you need. Another option is the SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock (#220SXSD2).

        • Paul Parker from Trenton mich

          Posted on 12/30/2016

          Is there an omnidirectional antenna for a home kit? I have onyx plus. Can a car omnidirectional antenna be used for onyx plus using the home docking station?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 12/30/2016

          Lois, It all depends on the equipment you have, of course, but there are some options, including listening online or using the SiriusXM app. Give us a call and talk to one of our experts. I'm sure we can help you find a solution that works.

        • Lois from Fort Washington

          Posted on 12/29/2016

          I am interested in a Sirius XM radio to use at home- something portable to move to different rooms. I listen in the car and am missing not having one at home. We have older equipment so I prefer not having to connect it to an existing unit. If there is one, how does setup work? Thank you!

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 12/16/2016

          Paul, This could be a lot of things, but it's probably a software thing. I looked around online and found references to a service bulletin about this, so contact SiriusXM and tell them what's going on. There's probably an update available that can solve the problem. Hope that helps!

        • Paul from Tucson

          Posted on 12/14/2016

          I have a 2007 Ford F150. When I bought the truck it came with a subscription to Sirius. They have enticed me back but cannot recieve a signal despite all the refreshing they do. Would my remote start or my HUM interfer with getting a signal. I defaults to "sat fault"

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 12/5/2016

          Penny, If you have a home docking kit for your Onyx, you should be able to connect that to the iHome unit's line-in outlet. You'll need to acquire a mini cable if you don't already have one.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 12/5/2016

          Penny, If you have a home docking kit for your Onyx, you should be able to connect that to the iHome unit's line-in outlet.

        • Penny from Valley Head

          Posted on 12/2/2016

          I have a ihome ID38 unit in my home. Can I hook up my Sirius XEZ1H1 unit to it?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 11/28/2016

          Amethyst, There are indeed. I'll forward this to our sales team and someone will contact you via email shortly.

        • Amethyst

          Posted on 11/24/2016

          A family member wants a portable Sirius Xm radio for Christmas to use for camping. Is there anything I could get them to use for that?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 11/18/2016

          Haley, Once you have hardware and a subscription, you can set everything up yourself. And we can offer plenty of advice, of course. I'll forward this to our sales team, and someone will contact you via email shortly. You're really going to like having SiriusXM in the office, and we're happy to help!

        • Haley from Albany

          Posted on 11/17/2016

          We are looking to get Satellite radio in our office. It sounds like to do that we need to have an antenna and receiver of a sort. As with internet installation, is this all stuff that Sirius radio will come and install, or do we just need the hardware and a subscription?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 10/21/2016

          David, Nice addition! You have some options here, so it might be good to talk to one of our expert advisors. I'll forward this along and someone will be in touch with you via email shortly.

        • david from south hadley

          Posted on 10/21/2016

          I just bought a hot tub that has bluetooth sound system. I do have the xm app installed on my computer. What would be the best way to listen to xm through the tubs system?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 9/28/2016

          Joe, If you're keeping the stock radio, your best bet is a dock and play satellite radio .

        • joe couch from massillon

          Posted on 9/27/2016

          I have a 2014 subaru forester, am fm cd player not sirius ready. What is the best route for me to have sirius installed in my vehicle?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 9/19/2016

          Casey, That might just be a connection issue, but it's hard to say from here. I'll forward this to our sales team, and they'll be in touch via email soon.

        • Casey from Huntsville, TX

          Posted on 9/16/2016

          I have a 2006 Cadillac DTS with Sirius radio. I have been getting a lot of static and signal problems lately. Is there a satellite module I could replace in the radio with a new one, or would I have to replace the entire factory radio?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 7/15/2016

          Natalie, The speakers you're using with your home receiver right now will work just fine.

        • Natalie from shortsville

          Posted on 7/14/2016

          I just ordered a "home" kit and am I able to use any speakers with my new radio?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 6/6/2016

          Amanda, I've sent your question to our sales team for the best answer, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Amanda from Boston

          Posted on 6/4/2016

          I want t get wireless outdood speakers but i want to be able to listen to xm radio on them. I have a subscription in my car but what do i need to get it in my home and what speakers would be compatable?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 5/10/2016

          Julian, When you replace the factory receiver, make sure you choose a new one that's SiriusXM Ready. You'll also need a SiriusXM tuner. Give us a call and we can help you find everything you need.

        • Julian jackson from houston

          Posted on 5/9/2016

          I currently have sirius in my 08 dodge ram. What type of new radio is required to maintain satellite play? a radio that is sarellite ready or would i need additional equipment?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 3/28/2016

          Rock, The Onyx Plus does not have a built-in antenna, so you will need a marine-rated satellite radio antenna. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Rick Rylance from Rapid City SD

          Posted on 3/26/2016

          I purchase an Onyx plus which I want to use in my truck and boat. Do I need a seprate antenna for the boat or does the Onyx have a build in antenna.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 3/20/2016

          Elaine, A dock and play is one way to go, but there are also dedicated satellite radio tuners. It just depends on what works best for you. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Elaine Buchanan from Henrico

          Posted on 3/18/2016

          Hi, I have a 2012 Toyota Yaris that is satellite ready. I don't want to spend more then about 250 including installation as I am only planning on keeping car for a year or so. What would I need? Trying to do research, a dock and play, which includes receiver and a antennae and a installation kit, is that correct?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 3/14/2016

          Shirley, If your Wave works with Bluetooth, you could use the SiriusXM app on your phone and stream the content. Adapters are available for select models if you're interested in adding that capability.

        • Shirley from Tulsa, OK

          Posted on 3/13/2016

          Is it possible to connect and listen to my Sirius XM radio through my Bose Wave music system?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 2/8/2016

          Rita, It's sort of hard to say why that doesn't work anymore. Did you change the radio in the other room, or move either that radio or the satellite radio to a different location? Either of those could've messed up the reception. If you can boost the FM transmission coming from the satellite radio, then yes, that could work. Don't worry about the neighbors, because it's unlikely that any commercial booster is going to be that powerful. You could also use SiriusXM's Internet radio option to stream into any computer or mobile device (phone, tablet) in your house.

        • Rita Montague from Burson

          Posted on 2/5/2016

          This is an addendum to my last post. The word I wanted was FM transmitter not booster. Thanks.

        • Rita Montague from Burson

          Posted on 2/5/2016

          Used to be I could connect my docked radio to one radio and also hear it from another radio in my house. Now that has been disabled either by SiriusXM or the FCC. Not sure who made it happen. I've read where I can connect the two with an FM booster, I think? Is that right? I've read up on the FM boosters (if I'm getting the name right) and found they are difficult to set to the correct frequency and can also interfere with neighbors. I wonder if there is a way I can do this safely. I don't want to have to buy another radio and another subscription just to do this. It was such a nice feature. Thanks.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 1/11/2016

          Katie, It'll be challenging without a window, but if you have a SiriusXM subscription, you have options. SiriusXM offers a downloadable app for tablets and smartphones, which lets you log into your account and enjoy your music wherever you are. When an Internet connection isn't available, these devices will use the device's data plan. You can also listen using your desktop or laptop.

        • Katie Hampton from fort payne

          Posted on 1/10/2016

          My office at work is all interior walls with no windows. Is there anyway to set up a home system?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 11/3/2015

          Posy, If the Wave® radio isn't WiFi or Bluetooth®-enabled (Some are, and we have them if you're interested...), you won't be able to stream music through it. If it has an AUX-in connection, you could run a mini-jack cable from your laptop to the Bose®, though, or you could invest in a set of quality computer speakers for the laptop. In terms of the quality of your connection, that's hard to predict from here, but I'd suggest that you test it out before making any big investments in this project. Hope that helps!

        • Posy Ryan from Boca Raton, FL

          Posted on 11/3/2015

          I have a 6yr old HP laptop and I finally got WiFi. I also have a BOSE WAVE Music CD player/ radio that is not WiFi enabled. I'd like to know if there is a way for me to stream satellite radio, including Sirius from the laptop to the BOSE. ( I love it's sound and it is perfectly positioned for me to hear it from 3 rooms in my house). I don't want to use my iPhone for this purpose- I don't want to tie it up. Also, will the sound quality on the Bose be affected by how well the laptop streams and by the fact that while I have a high speed internet connection, it is not the 'highest' speed. Thanks in advance for your help and advice.

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 10/26/2015

          John, SiriusXM offers a downloadable app for tablets and smartphones. The app (using your device's data plan) will stream programming from the internet, then you can send it to your receiver over the Bluetooth connection. All you need to do is log into your account (subscription required, of course, get the app, and make sure you have a Bluetooth-friendly receiver.

        • John from Charleston sc

          Posted on 10/23/2015

          I have a boat with a fixed in place stereo system like a home that can accept blue tooth from a smart phone to play iTunes or music library. Can I set up a sirius kit 20 feet away by a window to allow good satellite reception then bluetooth the music from the siruis receiver to my stereo bluetooth receiver? Trying not to cut holes to run antenna wire to the fixed stereo which is not by a window. Basically can a sirius receiver bluetooth the music out to a blue tooth reciever. Thank You

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 8/24/2015

          Joe, Yes, when you replace your Wrangler's stock radio, you'll lose the factory satellite radio. You'll need a tuner and a subscription to listen to satellite radio on your new SiriusXM-ready receiver.

        • Joe from Hicksville

          Posted on 8/23/2015

          I have a 2014 jeep wrangler I have sirusxm through the factory stereo if I change the stereo to one that is sirusxm ready do I still need to buy a sirusxm tuner for it

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 8/18/2015

          Jeanne, SiriusXM offers lots of talk radio programming, in addition to news and music. If you want to get a subscription and listen at home, check out our article on home satellite radios.

        • jeanne moynagh from tavares

          Posted on 8/17/2015

          does satellite radio offer various talk shows which are unavailably locally? What is necessary to install it in the house?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 8/12/2015

          Paris, All you need now is a tuner and a subscription. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

        • Paris Smith from lagrange, nc

          Posted on 8/11/2015

          I have a Kenwood satellite ready radio in my rig, it was already installed when I got the truck. What are my options to getting the sirius xm programed hooked up to start listening to satellite radio ?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 8/11/2015

          Michelle, At the present time, there are no dedicated devices that offer that kind of portability. You can, however, download the SiriusXM app and listen on your smartphone.

        • Michelle from Rome, NY

          Posted on 8/11/2015

          Hi, I would like a Sirius/ XM radio that I can use headphones with i.e., to walk or run with. What are my options?

        • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

          Posted on 8/6/2015

          Gilbert, you can order everything you need from us. Give us a call at 1.888.955.6000. An advisor will be able to walk you through your options and find you a system that suits your needs. Plus, when you order from us, you'll get free lifetime tech support to help you with installation and any technical issues that may come up down the road.

        • Gilbert rossie from Lilburn, Ga 30047

          Posted on 8/5/2015

          I am interested in setting up outside satellite music. Sirus. For my outdoor fireplace and patio. Can I just purchase a satellite receiver from best buy? How would I set this up? Do speakers hook up to the satellite receiver? Or do I need a stereo also?

        • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

          Posted on 7/13/2015

          Mike, if you're looking to play SiriusXM content and you already have an account, the easiest thing would be to download the free SiriusXM app onto a smartphone or similar device and plug that into the amp using the cable that matches your amp's input. You should be able to stream SiriusXM content and listen to it over your golf cart speakers.

        • Mike from Nevada

          Posted on 7/13/2015

          What if I only have a system in my golf cart that only has an amplifier and speakers with no receiver just an aux input? Any ideas on how to mount one of these dock and play units just to an Amp?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 7/6/2015

          Carla, Absolutely! A SiriusXM "Dock & Play" satellite radio with a wireless FM transmitter will work with any in-dash radio.

        • carla from Edmonton

          Posted on 7/5/2015

          I have a 1979 Mercedes with a analog factory fm stereo. Will i be able to receive a satellite signal.

        • Robert Ferency-Viars from Crutchfield

          Posted on 7/3/2015

          Graci, if your tablet has a data plan, the easiest thing to do is run a minijack cable from your tablet's headphone jack to your car stereo's aux input. If you don't have a data plan, then you need to buy a satellite radio for the car. That means either a portable dock-and-play option or a new satellite radio-ready stereo and the SiriusXM SXV300VI tuner. Contact us by phone, email, or chat if you need any help deciding!

        • GRACI FINKLE from United States

          Posted on 7/2/2015

          Once I have Sirius on my tablet, how do I listen in my vehicle?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 6/29/2015

          John, Some cars come with built-in satellite radio tuners, so all you have to do is activate the subscription. That, alas, is not the case here. The "SiriusXM Ready" designation indicates that the receiver is compatible with a SiriusXM tuner -- once you acquire the tuner and sign up for a subscription.
          The good news is that there are better deals to be had on tuners than you've been told about so far. Once you have the tuner, installing it yourself is reasonably uncomplicated, or you can have a local car audio shop handle the work. If you want more details, just give us a call.

        • John Oliva from Tampa, Fl.

          Posted on 6/27/2015

          I have a 2014 JAYCO MELBOURNE RV it came with a Clarion Stereo that performs all functions. cameras, Gps, CD player, etc. It has on the face that it is serius XM Ready, not. We have tried on numerous ocassions to activate and have been unable to do so. Just yesterday we were informed that we needed to purchase a receiver and antenna at a cost of several hundred dollars plus finding someone to install the needed equipment to make this Serius ready stereo work.. Is this the standard stuff that one must put up with? I have had cars that all you have to do is contact Serius and sign up for the service and you are done. What gives? How and where can I get straight answers. Serius Ready must mean nothing to the folks at Clarion.? Better yet, where can I find an installer?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 6/8/2015

          Tim,
          Your Kenwood receiver is satellite radio-ready, so all you need to take advantage of that feature is a SiriusXM tuner and, of course, a subscription. SiriusXM is a very nice thing to have on a boat, so you're making a good call.

        • Tim Gibbs from Arkansas

          Posted on 6/7/2015

          I have a Sirius Ready tuner (Kenwood KMR-700U)in my boat-what do I need to connect to satellite radio?

        • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

          Posted on 4/29/2015

          John, You can renew your existing SiriusXM subscription and still enjoy your favorite shows while you're settling into your new place (Good luck with the move, by the way!). SiriusXM is broadcast nationwide, so you'll be fine. To add the ability to listen at home, you can always add internet streaming to your subscription (for an additional $4/month). That would let you listen to satellite radio over any computer network or mobile device, anywhere. Another option is get a dock-and-play satellite radio, which you can then connect to your home stereo system. You can have SiriusXM add that unit to your current subscription plan (for an additional $9.99/month). If you have any questions, just contact one of our advisors via phone or chat, and they'll help you find exactly what you need.

        • Dave Atchison from Maryland

          Posted on 4/29/2015

          I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with an in-dash (non-removable) Sirius radio that is up for renewal of service in about a month. What are my options for 'expanding' service to have Sirius satellite radio in my home? Do I need a separate subscription? Moving to Michigan from Maryland in 2-months if that makes any difference.