SiriusXM Kicks Off Stream Free Access, Available through May 15
SiriusXM has begun offering free access to content on its full streaming service to listeners in North America through May 15. This action, says the company, makes available the service's critical news and information channels while providing a source of entertainment and diversion during the coronavirus pandemic..
The announcement of access to the full SiriusXM Premium Streaming Service, via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com/streamfree, was made by radio personality Howard Stern in a broadcast of his SiriusXM Channel 100 show from his home. The service features 300-plus channels of news and information, entertainment, escape and companionship across ad-free music channels, plus channels of live news, faith-based content, comedy, sports talk, politics, and on-demand content. Anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber can download the SiriusXM app or go to to SiriusXM.com/streamfree and start listening free of charge, with no credit card or commitment required.
“In the days ahead, we hope it's a valuable source of information or diversion, a generous mix of fresh live content, and a source of companionship that comes from the hosts on our many shows and channels,” said Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO, in the announcement statement.
The free-access programming features The Howard Stern Show, hundreds of exclusive ad-free music channels, and news and information sources. SiriusXM is also adding new, curated content, and bringing back some music channels by top artists. #StayHome Radio, a feel-good, ad-free music channel, has launched on the streaming platform and Channel 179 on most SiriusXM radios. SiriusXM has also brought back The Billy Joel Channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, and a new channel full of the Top 1,000 songs across multiple genres, all available on the SiriusXM app, connected devices, as well as most SiriusXM radios.
Listeners also get live news from outlets such as CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and BBC World Service, and information from channels such as Doctor Radio powered by NYU Langone Health, and Business Radio. There are also inspirational and faith-based channels, multiple channels of comedy, dynamic sports talk such as Mad Dog Sports Radio, and more.
The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, music performances, interviews and audio documentaries. The SiriusXM app is available on mobile phones, tablets and computers, as well as on a variety of connected devices in the home including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more.