SiriusXM today introduced its latest aftermarket radio, SiriusXM Tour, at CES this past week. The product allows subscribers to access functionality of the company’s next generation platform, SiriusXM with 360L, in a portable unit which can be used in a car or at home.
SiriusXM Tour delivers content via satellite and streaming, enabling listeners to access 300-plus live SiriusXM channels as well as content from the On Demand library, which itself can provide 10,000-plus hours of archived shows, exclusive interviews and audio documentaries. SiriusXM Tour will also feature SiriusXM’s Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, which employ personalization technology to draw from SiriusXM’s music library for subscribers who want to create their own channels.
“SiriusXM with 360L is revolutionizing the way people listen to audio in the car, and with the all-new SiriusXM Tour plug and play radio new and existing subscribers will have the freedom to experience its benefits in the car and at home on an intuitive and user-friendly portable radio,” said Joe Verbrugge, SiriusXM’s EVP and Division President, Connected Vehicle.
SiriusXM Tour can be used anywhere with available accessories, whether that’s in a vehicle, at home, in an office or outdoors, and can be connected to the Internet via WiFi connection or WiFi hotspot in a car. Tour also includes channel navigating and tuning via voice commands, personalized “For You” recommendations that are based on listening history and preferences, SiriusXM’s 100+ Xtra Music Channels curated across genres and eras for any mood, occasion or activity, an enhanced sports play-by-play offering that makes it easier to find the favorite teams when it is game time and displays games in progress with scores, and the ability to receive software updates.
SiriusXM Tour should be available in May at Best Buy and SiriusXM.com. When it launches, SiriusXM Tour can be purchased with a vehicle kit, and accessories will be available at retail locations and the Sirius Shop. The company points out that SiriusXM Tour has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. The device is not and may not be offered for sale or sold until such authorization is obtained. For information on Sirius XM subscriptions, go here.
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