Bleep blop blurp wuuurrr… Hey, your internet’s calling! Its got a whole new set of skills. The internet is a reliable source for just about anything you could possibly imagine. Its a veritable genie at your finger tips. Ask and ye shall receive. But then you already know that. That’s why you’re here. You being the tech savvy consumer you are, have already figured out that TSS Radio is the best online retailer for all SiriusXM parts and accessories. You know it, I know it, and the internet knows it. That’s not why its calling. The internet is calling to let you know about all of the SiriusXM content that’s available online. With the update to Sirius 2.0 and its new Beta Player, there’s a whole lot to be excited about!
What is Sirius 2.0 you ask? I’m so glad you did. SiriusXM has provided online content for years, but the recent update to Sirius 2.0 it has gotten a whole lot better. You still have the ability to listen to the online content anywhere you want, using the same username and password, on any device that can connect you to the internet. The Internet Radio subscription gives you additional content, not available through the satellite feed, as well as the new XTRA channels. The XTRA channels have a lot of great options, which for me, couldn’t be more perfect. I love comedy, rock n’ roll, and sports. With the XTRA channels, I get great new comedy selections from Carlin’s Corner and UCB Radio. RockBar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio provide some of the best music ever made. And SportsCenter gives me all the latest news from ESPN. Not to mention, Internet Radio’s ability to give you live play-by-play for just about every sport out there. Who could ask for more? Spanish speaking listeners? Included in the new XTRA channels is a great deal of Latin programing, including about a dozen dedicated Latin & World channels. That’s all in addition to the online channels only available with an internet subscription. But Sirius 2.0 is much more than just XTRA Channels.
Have you ever wished you could time travel, but lacked the Flux Capacitor? With Sirius 2.0′s Start Now feature you can go back 5 hours from where you start listening to see what you missed. Some channels are more limited with this feature, but most talk shows allow it. You can pause, rewind, and fast forward live radio on any channel. Due to bandwidth restrictions there is a limit to the number of times you can skip a song, but the ability to go back to the beginning of a show is really unbeatable. Not only can you jump back 5 hours, but you can search to see whats on other channels all while you listen to your current station. There is even a Show Alert function that will tell you when your favorite song or artist is playing on another channel. If you missed the alert and flipped over too late, don’t sweat it, Sirius 2.0 has that covered as well. With TuneStart, SiriusXM automatically starts the song from the beginning when you tune into the station… On every channel! You can even store your favorite channels for easier access. Want even easier access? Try On Demand, Sirius 2.0′s newest feature. On Demand is exactly what it sounds like, the ability to access past shows at any time, and listen whenever you’d like! With dozens of ways to tune in, whats not to love about Sirius 2.0?!
Whoopee, you say? (With genuine excitement, I am sure) How can I go about obtaining this glorious Sirius 2.0? Why, how else? The internet! For just $3.99 you can add an internet subscription to your existing satellite subscription. Then, you can access SiriusXM internet radio from home, work, or anywhere you get an internet connection. Just because the content is online, doesn’t mean you need a computer to access it. Internet Radios like Grace Wireless and the TTR1 Sirius Tabletop are great options for indoor use. The Grace models provide features that go well beyond the SiriusXM online content by also delivering access to thousands of Internet Radio options from around the world. Of course, SiriusXM provides receivers can deliver Sirius 2.0 as well. The SiriusXM Edge, for instance, operates solely on a satellite feed, but comes equipped with Sirius2.0 features such as XTRA Channels. The Edge is a Plug and Play receiver like most others on the XM platform. On the Sirius side, the Stiletto 2 is capable of connecting via WiFi and therefore capable of getting Sirius 2.0 within range of a router. The nice thing about the Stiletto is its versatility. It can be used with WiFi, as a plug and play unit in docking stations, or portably with a built in antenna and battery. Unfortunately the Stiletto is discontinued, so its parts and accessories are becoming more and more difficult to come by, though we will carry them as long as we possibly can. One of the most fascinating and exciting receivers that receives Sirius 2.0 is the new SiriusXM Lynx.
The Lynx is a ground breaking new receiver for SiriusXM, that is sure to change how people listen to Satellite Radio. It can be used portably with a WiFi signal and is optimally designed for Sirius 2.0. With a built in speaker as well as a headphone jack, this radio is ideal for carrying around the house or office while streaming your internet subscription. You can also use it like a Plug and Play receiver in Home Kits, Vehicle Kits, and Boomboxes where it will receive a satellite signal. Another ground breaking feature is the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth so your home stereo plays what the device you carry around portably displays. The Lynx is designed on a modified version of the Andriod platform, and has a touch screen display that is very easy to use. All of the features from Sirius 2.0 are available with this unit, as well as a few additional features. Radio Replays, Artist and Song information, as well as some rumored updates yet-to-come such as On Demand, make this radio unparallelled to any other. The Lynx makes one wonder why anyone would want to listen through a computer or app.
Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones are like the internet, they’re everywhere. There’s a reason they call it the World Wide Web. An internet subscription allows you to listen to live NFL games in Europe, MLB in Asia, and NPR in Africa. Your only limit to the online content is internet access. Connecting audio for these parts has never been easier. Whether you are using the basic RCA Input, an iPod dock, or Smartphone adapter, TSS Radio has the parts you need to play your Radio at home or in a vehicle. I’m of the opinion that SiriusXM Satellite is the way to go for road travel, and even in home with the right satellite radio home antenna. With SiriusXM online, as with any online content, you will always be limited to internet access. The Satellites hovering above North America ensure you will always have a signal provided you can aim an antenna in the sky. When you do have internet access though, nothing compares to the clarity and quality of the sound on SiriusXM’s internet service. Give it a try, you won’t regret it. You can get a free trail right now from, where else? The internet! It’s a wonderful tool. With Sirius 2.0, its even better.