SiriusXM Internet Radio

This post was written by: Dick

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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Tailgating with SiriusXM

This post was written by: MattB

June 14th, 2012
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Everybody likes to have a good time.  I’m no exception. I’ve always believed that music can take any experience to the next level.  Tailgating before sporting events or concerts with the right music gets you in the right frame of mind for the fun to be had at the event.  Musically, tailgating has come a long way from simply listening to the pre-game show on the radio – from listening to a cassette on a tape player to CDs to mp3 players today.  Each development was meant to open listening restrictions.

With cassettes, you could only listen to one side at a time, then with CDs, you could listen to one album at a time.  MP3s allowed us to listen to artists’ entire catalogs on one device, but my favorite way to get myself excited before any event is SiriusXM Radio.

The depth of music on SiriusXM is almost unmatchable by anyone’s personal library.  All the live concerts and rare outtakes are pretty much impossible to get on your own, not to mention some tracks played on satellite radio which were released direct from the artist’s personal vault.  This, to me, is the best thing about satellite radio – to be able to combine rare versions of our favorite songs unheard before by the public, the album version we all know and love, and the live version that was played just last week all in one place.  So, of course,  when I tailgate before a game or concert, SiriusXM radio is involved.

For me, on almost any occasion Bruce Springsteen and E Street Radio is appropriate.  That will be especially true when Bruce and the E Street Band come in to town and blow the figurative roof off of Wrigley Field this September.  I live on the top floor of an apartment building a few blocks from Wrigley Field.  September in Chicago usually features perfect weather for BBQ and tailgating, which go great together.  I’d love to be outside enjoying the weather and grill, but of course, I  need to be within earshot of my Sirius radio and E Street Radio.  I could grab my Sirius boombox, but I want to be able to hear it everywhere, including inside even when I might be outside tending the grill.  Unfortunately, I can’t blast my inside stereo so I can hear the music outside, so I use the Whole House FM transmitter to relay the signal to my FM boombox that I’ve got playing outside next to the grill.  With music playing everywhere, whether I have to go inside and get the burgers for the grill or I’m outside grilling them, the music is constant and I don’t miss a song.

As E Street Radio plays song after song, the debate begins as to whether or not Bruce will play that song tonight.  Then a live version of “Born to Run” comes on and of course he’s going to play that one, but the version I’m listening to is from the concert he played the previous week.  No place else can you get the kind of variety as you can on SiriusXM.  I love the genre choice on SiriusXM and then, within each channel, the variety of songs and artists played on a daily basis.

Of course, getting pumped up doesn’t just pertain to a Springsteen concert and E Street Radio.  I also used SiriusXM when I was back home in Philadelphia tailgating for a Flyers playoff game.  While I doubted I would hear the Rocky theme, “Gonna Fly Now”, on SiriusXM, (although it was possible if I was listening to Cinemagic) Classic Vinyl and some 70s on 7 did the trick.  Using my Sirius radio with the car kit playing through the car speakers along with a little portable grill and some adult beverages, our tailgate had it all.  To me, all three of those components are essential, but if I had to take one away, the last thing I’d pick would be my Sirius radio.  I don’t need to have a burger or something to eat while tailgating, nor do I have to have an adult beverage to get excited or ready for the event.  I DO, however, need to have some music playing.  Of course, I have my iPod, but there are only so many songs on there and some genres are lacking and it can’t compete with the catalog on satellite radio.  I also like the unpredictability of the songs of satellite radio as compared to my iPod.  I know the extent of my iPod library, but any song could play next (within the parameters of the channel) on SiriusXM and that is kind of exciting.

So, as Summer gets into full swing, SiriusXM is an integral part of tailgating and summer fun in general.  I’m one of those people who views music as a soundtrack to our lives.  I’d love to read your own tailgate stories and what SiriusXM channel is your favorite to listen to while tailgating.  Whether it is Jam_On before a Phish or My Morning Jacket concert, Ozzy’s Boneyard before a Metallica concert, Hip Hop Nation before Jay-Z takes the stage, or just Lithium before seeing your favorite team dominate their biggest rival, I want to know what gets your juices flowing while tailgating.

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

This post was written by: Tish

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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Sirius XM Radios, Smartphone accessories, and more gift ideas for the dad or grad in your life.

This post was written by: harper

June 11th, 2012
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If you didn’t get a chance to see our gift ideas for Fathers Day & Graduation this year, please check out our promotional email below.

 

Ideas for Dads & Diplomates
iPhone, Smartphones, Kindle & iPad for Dad & Grads

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iPhone

iPad

Smartphones

Kindle

 

Dads! Diplomates! We have a lot of gift ideas for your Dad or Graduate. XM Receivers from $14.99! Sirius Receivers from $67.99! Home Kits, Car Kits and Accessories, iPad Parts, Kindle Cases, and more.  Check out our site TSS-Radio.comfor more ideas, or see some of our featured products below:SIRIUS RADIOS| XM RADIOS

SIRIUS HOME KITS | XM HOME KITS

SIRIUS XM BOOMBOXES

SIRIUS ACCESSORIES | XM ACCESSORIES

 

FEATURED PRODUCTS!!

SiriusXM Lynx Receiver, Internet Radio with Free Car Kit, Just $249.99

SiriusXM Lynx 

Includes Free Home Kit or Car Kit!SiriusXM Portable Sound System. $129.99 With Free Shipping

SiriusXM SXABB2 Sound System

Compatible with many Sirius & XM Radios!

Sirius Stratus 6 with Car Kit - Just $67.99

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Great Radio for less than $20 (after $50 rebate)


 

SMART PHONE ACCESSORIES!!

JVC SPORTCLIP HEADPHONES

AUDIO TECHNICA HEADPHONES

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JVC Sport Clip Headphones, Audio Technica Headphones, iLive Bluetooth Speakers, Motorola Bluetooth Headset
Call us @ 312-846-6606 for more ideas!
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Hardwiring a Plug and Play Radio

This post was written by: Taylor

June 7th, 2012
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A lot of people want to hardwire their Plug and Play Radio. When they tell us that we need to clarify whether they want to hardwire the power (so that there is no need for a cigarette lighter plug) or if they simply want a direct audio connection providing crystal clear sound. We have options for both. But if you have the right vehicle we can provide an all in one solution that is perfect.

We are closing out what we call the “XM5” Aux Input Adapters from PIE. PIE made these years ago to initially support the newer 5 Volt Based XM Plug and Play Radios which is why they are called “XM5 Interfaces.” The XM5 Interfaces connect behind your factory car radio and provide a direct audio and power connection for 5 Volt Sirius and XM Radios. If your Sirius Xm Radio is a Power Connect Radio you will also need this additional plug.

Installation of the XM5 Interface is easy. The hardest part is simply getting behind the radio. If you are comfortable doing that it’s something you can install yourself. Otherwise look for a local car stereo shop. We suggest using Yelp reviews for that.

Here is the best thing about the XM5 Interfaces…they are on closeout for only $29.99. That’s less than half of their original retail price. So they are priced to move. You just have to check to see if your vehicle is compatible. Just look below for your vehicle and be sure to read the product description and compatibility notes.

If your vehicle isn’t compatible or the XM5 Interface is out of stock the next best option would be to hardwire the power with our Power Hardwire Kit and provide an audio connection with the FM Direct Adapter (just make sure your Plug and Play Car Cradle has an FM Output)

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Audi

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Cadillac

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Chevrolet

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Chrysler

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Dodge

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Eagle

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Ford

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for GMC

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Honda

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Jaguar

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Jeep

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Lincoln

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Mazda

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Mercury

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Nissan

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Oldsmobile

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Plymouth

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Pontiac

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Saturn

XM5 SiriusXM Hardwire for Volkswagen

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Sirius XM Satellite Radio Repairs from TSS-Radio

This post was written by: Taylor

May 22nd, 2012
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One of the unique things we are able to do at TSS Radio is repair some common problems with your Sirius XM Satellite Radio. It’s a service we began offering about 3 years ago and we have had a great success record.

Droo not only helps our TSS-Radio customers through email, but he also does the vast majority of our repair work from his workshop in Maine. Pretty far from our warehouse in Chicago!

So if you have a Sirius or XM Radio that needs a repair, you can contact Droo via email at sales@tss-radio.com. Let him know what model of radio you have and what issues you are experiencing. Droo will get back with you and let you know if he is able to fix your radio. He’ll give you a quote and an address where you can send the radio. The repair itself may take a few days or a week to fix and he will then promptly send the radio back to you via US Priority Mail.

After it’s fixed, the issue is guaranteed for 6 months. Twice as long as the factory warranty on new radios!

Common repairs Droo performs are listed below:

  • Repairing dock connectors on the Universal Sirius Radios, such as the

-Screen replacement for the Sirius XM Mirge, the XM Xpress RC and the XM Xpress RCi. If the backlight of your radio screen went dull this is what you will need.

-Replacing the Dials on XM XMP3s and XMP3is.

-Repairing the Stiletto 2 Internal Antenna. Sometimes people will drop their Stiletto 2 too many times and the internal antenna within it will no longer work. This will fix it so you are once again able to get reception in the portable mode.

-Repairing the Power and Antenna Connections on Starmate Replays (Model ST2).

Unfortunately we no longer have parts or tuners to repair older Sirius Sportsters and Sportster Replay Radios. Since these radios were discontinued more than 6 years ago we don’t have access to the parts. We would highly suggest upgrading to a newer model radio like the Sirius Starmate 8 or a SiriusXM Edge and starting over with new Home Kits or Boomboxes or Car Kits if you need them. If you end up moving to the SiriusXM Edge then you will be able to access the 20+ Xtra Channels that are now available on that receiver.

So if you need a repair on your Satellite Radio please reach out to us via email so we can help you get back to listening to SiriusXM.

sales@tss-radio.com

-Taylor

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New SXV200V1 SiriusXM Tuner Packs Lots of Channels

This post was written by: Taylor

May 21st, 2012
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There have been many types of Aftermarket Sirius and XM Car Tuners since there inception and the new SXV200V1 is the latest and greatest. If offers more features, simplicity, and channels than ever offered before.

The SXV200V1 and Antenna

The question is what scenarios do you need an Aftermarket SiriusXM Tuner? In other words is your Car Compatible with the SXV200V1? It’s an Aftermarket Tuner so if your Car Stereo is SiriusXM Ready from the Factory you will need a Factory Tuner and NOT an Aftermarket tuner. An Aftermarket Tuner is made to work with Aftermarket Stereos (those Stereos that didn’t come from the factory when the car was made). A lot of people prefer the features and look of an Aftermarket Stereo as they often have the most up to date technology. Popular Aftermarket Radio Brands are Alpine, Eclipse, Pioneer, JVC, Sony, Kenwood, Clarion, Dual, and Panasonic.

Packaging for the SXV200V1

The SXV200V1 is compatible with those Aftermarket Stereos that show the “SiriusXM Ready” Logo. Radios with the “Sat Ready” “Sirius Ready” or “XM Ready” logos will require a different Aftermarket Tuner. The Sirius ones can be found here and the XM ones will be found here. Or if you still have trouble just reach out to us. 312-846-6606 or sales@tss-radio.com

Make sure your radio displays the SiriusXM Ready Logo

Unlike some previous tuners requiring multiple parts, the SXV200V1 is simple and connects to the back of the Aftermarket Stereo in the back with it’s proprietary 10 pin plug. It includes a magnetic mount SiriusXM antenna which can be mounted on the roof or trunk of your vehicle or if you are really picky inside the windshield by the dash (just make sure it get’s good enough reception there). It’s really that simple. The toughest part will be accessing the space behind the Aftermarket Radio. And if this isn’t something you are comfortable with find a local car stereo installer. Yelp is a great resource to find a good one. Just look for one with good reviews.

Now onto the fun part, the features. Every SXV200 will have the ability to receive the most channels available via the Satellites. It will allow you to access all of these channels which includes the 20+ Xtra Channels that many other Satellite Radios are not capable of doing. Receiving all of the channels will be based upon the subscription package you choose. In addition depending on the Aftermarket Stereo you have you may also have the capability to.

-Pause, Rewind and Replay up to 60 minutes of live Satellite Radio

-Get alerts when your favorite song, artist or team is playing

-Discover new music and tag for purchase with iTunes® radio tagging

So if you have a “SiriusXM Ready” Aftermarket Stereo/Radio this should be a no brainer. And frankly, I’m jealous. Especially because I would love to listen to Tiesto’s Club Life Radio, or RockBar, or Carlin’s Corner in my car. I just don’t have a radio capable of that.

If you need more help as always email us sales@tss-radio.com or call us during our working hours at 312-846-6606. MSRP is $79.99, but of course since we are TSS-Radio we have it for a much better price than that.

-Taylor

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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: 1st Wave

This post was written by: Tish

September 14th, 2011
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SiriusXM 1st Wave is dedicated to classic 80’s alternative music. When tuning into to channel 33, you will hear music from artists like The Smiths, The Pretenders, The Cure, The Clash and all of your other favorites from the era. Fans of Sirius XMU’s “Old School” show should definitely check out 1st Wave, if you haven’t already! Besides the regular playlists that are chock full o’ classic alternative, you can also catch “This Is The Day”,  a show that highlights 1st Wave artists’ birthdays, major moments in alt music history that occurred on that day, and tons of other date-related content! Catch “This Is The Day” hosted by Richard Blade every weekday at 3pm.

1st Wave is also a great choice for weekend listening! Friday nights at 9pmEST you can tune in for 360 minutes of classic alternative party tunes with former MTV “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall…and that’s just getting your weekend started! Saturday nights are a must-listen as well with the “Saturday Night Safety Dance”! The S.N.S.D. is a whopping 8 HOURS of continuous dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and more. 1st Wave is the perfect party soundtrack every Saturday night! Tune into the “Saturday Night Safety Dance” each Saturday at 8pmEST.

If that weren’t enough, Sunday nights on 1st Wave really brings it home. Check out “Dark Wave” each Sunday night at 10pm to catch music from artists like Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Love & Rockets and more! You definitely won’t find shows like this on FM.

1st Wave Product Suggestion:

XM XpressRCi with PowerConnect Car Kit

If you are a fan of Sirius XM’s 1st Wave, you are clearly a music lover and there’s no better choice for a music lover than the XM XpressRCi. The XpressRCi allows you to save and store up to 10 songs on your radio for later listening! It also features the Replay function that lets you pause and rewind up to 60 minutes of live radio, so if you wanna hear a song again – the XpressRCi has got you covered! The XpressRCi includes a PowerConnect car kit for easy installation in your vehicle and can be used at home or on the go with the optional XM home kit or SiriusXM boombox.

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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: Studio 54 Radio

This post was written by: Tish

August 17th, 2011
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This past Monday SiriusXM launched Studio 54 Radio, a brand new channel dedicated to the best classic dance and disco. The channel is being executive produced by legendary DJ John “Jellybean” Benitez (who also happened to produce early Madonna songs like “Borderline” and “Holiday”), will also lend the channel some classic mixes of 70’s and 80’s dance hits from his personal collection. In addition to Jellybean Benitez, Studio 54 Radio has some other figures from Studio 54’s heyday in the mix. Original Studio 54 DJ Nicky Siano will be spinning tunes every week along with other special guest DJs from the era.

Somewhat surprisingly, music will not be the only content on Studio 54 Radio. The channel will also feature a weekly interview show hosted by Studio 54 doorman Marc Benecke and Myra Scheer, who was owner Steve Rubell’s executive assistant. The Marc and Myra Show will feature special guests who worked at Studio 54, club regulars, and celebrities who frequented – all unedited. As Jellybean Benitez told the New York Times: “It’s the only place you’ll be able to hear what actually happened there.”

Studio 54 Radio Product Suggestion:

XMp3i XM Receiver and Mp3 Player with Home Kit

What better way to enjoy classic dance music and disco than on the go! With the XMp3i you can dance your way through the day, wherever you are. The XMp3i allows you to listen to and record live satellite radio practically anywhere while offering the convenience of a Mp3 player. With the XMp3i and Studio 54 Radio, you’ll never be without your favorite dance hits! In addition to the awesome portability, the XMp3i also includes a home kit, so it’s the most versatile satellite radio out of the box as well. And if you really never wanna miss a beat – add a car kit to use your XMp3i everywhere you are!

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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: Shade 45

This post was written by: Tish

July 14th, 2011
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Shade 45 is Eminem’s exclusive channel for SiriusXM. Shade 45 features uncensored hip hop from artists like founder Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, G-Unit and more! The channel also features some of the biggest hip hop DJs doing live on-air mixes, original programming, countdown shows, and tons of special events. Shade 45 is a must-listen for serious hip-hop fans.

Shade 45 recently announced that Sway Calloway, best know as a former MTV VJ, will be taking over mornings on the channel. “Sway in the Morning” will feature special guests, in-studio interviews, song premieres, music news and more live every weekday morning from 8am-Noon. Eminem says of Sway in the Morning: “I got my start on radio with Sway and so it only makes sense for things to come full-circle and have him join the family at Shade 45. I’m looking forward to the honor of Sway making mornings better on Shade 45 for a long time to come.” Look for Sway starting Monday, July 18th.

In addition to Sway joining the Shade 45 crew, you can also hear great shows like “The All Out Show with Lord Sear and Rude Jude” every weekday at 4pm ET, “Smashtime Radio with DJ Clinton Sparks” Mondays at 8pm ET, “G Unit Saturdays featuring DJ Whoo Kid” Saturdays at 10am ET and TONS more! There are special shows almost every night of the week featuring unique mixes, world premiere songs, and lots of in-studio guests.


Shade 45 Product Suggestion:

SiriusXM Portable Sound System


Hip-hop is all about booming bass, so what better way to listen to Shade 45 than with a great sounding boombox! The SXABB1 offers 30 watts of power and a 2-way speaker system to give you amazing sound quality and ultra-portability. The boombox includes an AC power adapter & antenna and is compatible with several Sirius and XM radios – making it ready to go right out of the box. You can also use the SXABB1 with batteries, plug in an iPod or other Mp3 player into the AUX port, or listen with headphones. The SXABB1 is a must-have accessory for any Shade 45 fan!

Learn more about Shade 45 on their website, or ask us questions about out product suggestion at sales@tss-radio.com.

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