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Alexa Now Plays SiriusXM

Howard Stern, live sports, sports talk, top news brands, exclusive entertainment, comedy, more than 100 commercial-free and hand-curated music channels, plus more
SiriusXM now available to trial and paid subscribers with Amazon

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that its 200+ channels – featuring Howard Stern, commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, entertainment, comedy, and more – are now available to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide with Amazon Alexa. Howard Stern announced the new SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa live on The Howard Stern Show on Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel, Howard 100, this morning.

Customers can simply ask Alexa to play SiriusXM channels by saying, for example, "Alexa, play…

…Howard Stern…
…Alt Nation…
…The Beatles Channel…
…SiriusXM Progress…
…E Street Radio…
…Real Jazz…
…Today Show Radio…
…SiriusXM NASCAR Radio…
…the Chicago Cubs…
…Doctor Radio…
…The Garth Channel…
…Pearl Jam Radio…
…SiriusXM NBA Radio…
…the Pittsburgh Penguins…
…Joel Osteen Radio…
…The Highway…
...Shade 45…
…The Catholic Channel…
…Tom Petty Radio…
…Coffee House…
…Laugh USA…
…Radio Margaritaville…
…SiriusXM Hits 1…
…MLB Network Radio…
…FOX News Headlines…
…channel 43 (or any SiriusXM channel number)…
…80's on 8…
…SiriusXM NHL Network Radio…
…the Golden State Warriors…
…Entertainment Weekly Radio…
…SiriusXM Patriot…
…SiriusXM Chill…
…Mad Dog Sports Radio…
(And so much more)

…on SiriusXM"
With the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, SiriusXM trial or paid subscribers will get easy access to exclusive music and entertainment, including Howard Stern's two exclusive channels, commercial-free music from multiple genres, plus news from respected national outlets, exclusive talk and entertainment, a broad range of comedy, and sports talk from some of the biggest names in broadcasting; as well as dozens of exclusive online-only channels that span music, talk, comedy and news.

SiriusXM brings an extensive selection of live sporting events to Alexa. Subscribers to All Access, SiriusXM's most extensive offering, can ask Alexa to play every MLB® and NBA game, every NASCAR® race, plus NHL® games, PGA TOUR® events and live college sports, as well as news, analysis and opinions from more than a dozen dedicated sports talk channels. With the Major League Baseball season in full swing, fans can tune in to hear their favorite team's radio voices anywhere at home with their Alexa devices, whether they're preparing a meal in the kitchen, working at their desk, or entertaining guests on the deck.

SiriusXM offers exclusive artist branded music channels from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Pitbull, and many more. It offers curated music channels across decades and representing multiple music genres that span rock, pop, country, electronic dance, jazz, and more. Subscribers with Alexa can also access concept-based channels curated by SiriusXM's acclaimed programming team, such as Road Trip Radio, Yacht Rock Radio, SiriusXM Comes Alive, and Red, White & Booze.

"We are delighted that customers can now enjoy SiriusXM's exclusive shows, live sports, music, and news through Alexa," said Steve Rabuchin, VP Amazon Alexa. "Music, news, and sports are already some of the most popular categories of content on Alexa, and SiriusXM brings even more choices to customers. People with an Alexa device and a SiriusXM trial or paid subscription can simply enable the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, link their accounts and start listening at home or on-the-go with Alexa."

"Alexa is a leading voice service today by far and for good reason: The ease of use through the convenience of voice control with Alexa. We are thrilled to now deliver to Alexa our critically acclaimed, compelling and exclusive programming that spans all music genres, live sports, talk, live news, and comedy," said Jim Cady, SiriusXM's Executive Vice President of Products, Operations & Connected Vehicle. "Our millions of subscribers can get SiriusXM's great programming outside of the car and wherever Alexa devices can be found. It's as simple as asking Alexa to play SiriusXM."

SiriusXM content available on Amazon Alexa will mirror what is available to that subscriber streaming on the SiriusXM app, based on their subscription. Access to certain content, including MLB and NASCAR programming, requires an authenticated "SiriusXM All Access" subscription. For more info on what channels are available on various SiriusXM subscriptions, go to www.SiriusXM.com/subscriptions. Customers can sample SiriusXM by setting up their streaming log in or signing up for a trial at www.SiriusXM.com/amazonalexa
 

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Works very well. It appears any channel you can get with your subscription can be streamed via Alexa. I'm using Alexa to stream it through my speaker system and it sounds very good a huge plus for working around the house especially when I want to listen to some SiriusXm only content. With everything Alexa can stream we have been watching less TV during daytime hours.
 

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I was getting excited until this remark:
SiriusXM content available on Amazon Alexa will mirror what is available to that subscriber streaming on the SiriusXM app, based on their subscription.

I take that to mean that, if I only subscribe to SiriusXM via satellite radio, I won't get squat via my Dot. :(
 

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My subscription includes online streaming. If you can't stream it via the app or computer you can't stream on alexa or any of the other devices available.
 

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Ok so you have to stream to a computer and how does this go to your sound system, headphone out?

That isn't what I meant - but see how you though it was... :)
What I was saying is that you need to have a subscription where you can stream. Not all subscriptions include it, OR you can have a streaming only subscription. If you can stream then you can stream directly from an Echo or other Alexa device, on a computer, from your smartphone etc etc. As a test what I meant was if you can not stream via a computer then you probably don't have the streaming service and won't be able to stream to Alexa either. Some people in forums keep thinking when these things are enabled you don't need a subscription to SiriusXM or their streaming service and somehow magically get it for free. The only service I am aware of where that is true isn't streaming it's from DISH.
 

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Got an email a few weeks ago from SiriusXM saying ask Alexa to play the Christmas stations so I tried it out and she played Holly no problem. The last few days she has been telling me that she can't find Holly on SiriusXM. I tried telling her to play channel 70 but that didn't work either. Country Christmas plays no problem, but can't get Holly. Anyone else get Holly to play with Alexa??
 

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Got an email a few weeks ago from SiriusXM saying ask Alexa to play the Christmas stations so I tried it out and she played Holly no problem. The last few days she has been telling me that she can't find Holly on SiriusXM. I tried telling her to play channel 70 but that didn't work either. Country Christmas plays no problem, but can't get Holly. Anyone else get Holly to play with Alexa??

Yes, but I have to word it a certain way or she can’t do it. I think I ask her to play the Holly CHANNEL on siriusxm.
 
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The format of Holly isn't much to my liking, but I've always enjoyed Country Christmas. With the Echo, I'm not sure if it's just me or what, but I say 'Hey Alexa, play Country Christmas on SiriusXM' it does not work. I have to say 'Hey Alexa, play A Country Christmas on SiriusXM' and it works. Funny thing is the station is officially called just Country Christmas, no A. Go figure.
 

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