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SiriusXM Internet Radio

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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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 RadioRockBar 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.

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More than just SiriusXM…Accessories for your Smartphone, iPad, Kindle, and More!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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With Father’s Day approaching and your Summer travel plans coming into focus, you’ve probably been checking out TSS-Radio.com for all of your SiriusXM gifts and gadgets to make Dad happy and the road trip a lot more fun. What you may have not noticed is in addition to all of the great satellite radio products you come to us for, we are now carrying accessories for other popular products like Amazon’s Kindle, the Apple iPad, and cases, adapters, and accessories for iPhones and Android smartphones. Take a look at our quick new product guide below, and feel free to give us a call at 312.846.6606 with any questions!

Kindle Products
The Kindle Fire is one of the coolest eReaders/Tablet PCs on the market, so we decided we should offer some great accessories to get more out of your Kindle Fire, or to protect it from dings and dents.

Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Fire $24.99

The Verve Tab Folio by Belkin is a durable and stylish portfolio-style case that protects your Kindle fire from scratches while offering a sleek look. Magnetic closures insure protection and speaker holes allow for full use and sound of the device while in the case. Also available in Pink and Purple.

 

Nyko Kindle Fire Speaker Stand $39.99

This speaker stand from Nyko features stereo sound, a 2 hour battery life, and includes a stylus for easy touchscreen input. Additionally, you can dock the Kindle Fire either vertically or horizontally and the Nyko Speaker Stand charges your Kindle Fire as well. This is a great, affordable product to get the most out of your Kindle Fire!

 Click to see the rest of our Kindle accessories. 

Smartphone Accessories
It seems like almost everyone has a smartphone these days so we decided to start carrying products that will allow you to make the most of it. From connecting your smartphone’s audio in your car to stylish cases, we’ve got a large assortment of smart items for your smart phone!

iSimple Tranzit BLU FM Transmitter and Bluetooth Adapter  $79.99

The Tranzit BLU from iSimple is a Bluetooth enabled, app controlled FM transmitter that allows you to connect your Android smartphone to your vehicle’s audio system. It is compatible with an vehicle that has an AM/FM stereo or AUX input and can be used with any Android device. Stream the audio from your smartphone without messy wires with the Tranzit BLU!!

 

Arkon Sports Armband for Large Smartphones $14.99

Want to stream your favorite music, sports, news, or SiriusXM internet radio while at the gym but your phone is just too dang big? Now there’s a solution! The Arkon Sports Armband is specially designed to work with larger style smartphones like the Spring EVO, Droid X2, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone, and more! It’s universal enough to work with many phones and most arms, but special enough to do what other sports armbands can’t!

Click to see the rest of our Smartphone Accessories. 

iPad Accessories
When it comes to one of the coolest gadgets in the land, the Apple iPad has got to be near the top of the list! A brilliant display, take and edit photos, view maps, watch movies, stream music, play games…it does it all! With a device like that, you want to keep it protected and really take advantage of the great features. We have products to let you do just that.

iLive BluetoothSpeaker and Charging Station $69.99

Stream audio from your iPad, iPhone, Android, or any other Bluetooth enabled device.  The iLive Bluetooth Speaker and Charging Station also will charge your iPad, or two smartphones simultaneously. 2 Channel Stereo Sound and durable construction makes this a must have accessory for an iPad owner the person in your life with lots of gadgets!

iLuv Professional Workstation Portfolio with Bluetooth Keyboard $119.99

Turn your Apple iPad 3 into the ultimate work/play device! With the Professional Workstation Portfolio from iLuv you can make sure your iPad is protected and catch up on all of your important business with the Bluetooth keyboard. This case also features a retractable kickstand for movie viewing, extra long battery life, and dedicated keys for specific iPad functions. If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your iPad, you’ve found it with this product!

Click to see the rest of our iPad accessories.

iPhone Accessories

The iPhone is the hottest smartphone on the market, and we’ve got the hottest accessories. Stylish cases, products to let you listen through your iPhone in your car, home, or office, chargers, Bluetooth accessories, and a whole host of other great stuff!

XM SkyDock Car Dock for iPhone and iPod touch $37.99 (After $50 Mail-In Rebate)

The XM SkyDock has been on the market for a little while now, but not that many people know about this awesome product! With the SkyDock, your iPhone or iPod touch turns into an XM radio receiver. With the free SiriusXM app and an XM Internet Radio subscription you can stream all of your favorite music, news, talk, and sports in your car. Super easy installation and no need for an additional satellite radio! What’s not to like?

 

Griffin Elan Passport Wallet for iPhone 4/4S $24.99

This smart iPhone case from Griffin offers the protection of a case and the convenience of a wallet, all in one stylish package! With it’s folio design, the front cover folds over to protect your iPhone’s screen while the other side holds your bank cards, ID, cash and more. Snap it together, put it in your pocket, and have everything you need in one place!

Click here to see the rest of our iPhone cases. 

Click here to see some of our other iPhone accessories. 

 

Thanks for checking out our new product lines! If you have questions about these (or other) products, please give us a call at 312.846.6606.

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