Hello everyone. I have not posted in quite a while due to job and other issues.
I currently installed a new Kenwood deck in my daily driver pickup that is direct SiriusXM compatible.
The deck and antenna install came with a promotional free 3 month "All Access" level subscription (normally $21.99 per month).
In general, there are two basic ways to listen to SiriusXM in your car:
- Using the SiriusXM antenna, a subscription, and a direct wired connection to your car radio.
- Using your cell phone to wirelessly stream SiriusXM programming using their phone app and Bluetooth (your car radio must be Bluetooth capable)
The wired connection gets its data feed from SiriusXM satellites
, and must have a line-of-sight signal path. Just like a GPS unit.
The wireless streaming Bluetooth SiriusXM connection relies on the quality and coverage of your cellphone provider's network
plus whatever data plan you have with them.
There are a wide variety of adaptors and methods of getting SiriusXM in older radios that may not be satellite capable or have Bluetooth.
I have one
subscription, but I listen to SiriusXM programming in two
- My daily driver uses a SiriusXM wired, antenna connection.
- In my '65 Chevelle, I use a wireless Bluetooth connection through my cell phone (I have a Bluetooth capable Retrosound radio, but it is a slightly older model and is not direct satellite capable).
Here is the link to current Sirius XM subscription types: https://www.siriusxm.com/ourmostpopu..._Subscriptions
If you scroll down, underneath the "SiriusXM Outside the Car" heading you will see two lower cost streaming only
- SiriusXM Essential ($8.00 per month)
- SiriusXM Premier ($13.00 per month)
My free SiriusXM promotion expires January 1st, 2020. At that time, I will likely switch to the "Mostly Music" plan for $10.99 per month, and pay an additional $5.00 per month to get streaming for the Chevelle. Total cost should be $15.99 for one dedicated antenna-based vehicle, plus the ability to use my cellphone to stream music to any
Bluetooth capable device.
Hope this helps.
Drive your car, don't store it and ignore it!