Satellite radio is now on cable.
For the first time, Comcast is doing SiriusXMAudio content, including Howard Stern’s popular talk show, over 330 commercial-free music channels, podcasts, sports talk, comedy, news and more, is available to stream on Xfinity X1 platforms, Xfinity Flex and XClass TV from the cable giant.
To access SiriusXM content on Comcast, customers must have a SiriusXM subscription. As part of the corporate pact, Comcast customers can take advantage of a free three-month subscription offer to SiriusXM service. The regular price for the SiriusXM Streaming Platinum plan is $10.99/month.
According to the companies, Comcast plans to expand support in the future to add access to SiriusXM’s Video Library, which offers more than 11,000 pieces of content, including interviews and clips from “The Howard Stern Show” and exclusive musical performances.
Comcast has already provided the SiriusXM-owned Pandora app in the Xfinity portfolio, along with other audio apps such as Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and NPR One.
Comcast customers can access SiriusXM on X1, Flex or XClass TV by saying “SiriusXM” into their voice remote or finding it in the app section of each device. Existing SiriusXM customers can login with their credentials; they can switch between listening on Comcast devices and the SXM app on their mobile device, picking up where they left off on either platform.
Subscribers can also create their own personalized Pandora stations, based on their favorite artists, in the SXM app which uses Pandora’s personalization technology.
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