New app links to new XM online+ service allowing iPhone and iPod touch users to listen anywhere, anytime
TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading satellite radio company, today announced its XM online+ App is available from the App Store. The app offers iPhone and iPod touch users in Canada an easy and portable way to experience XM programming anywhere, anytime.
Starting today, users can listen to over 100 channels of XM programming, including:
- exclusive commercial-free music and live performances.
- 24/7 sports talk channels such as NHL Home Ice and MLB Home Plate.
- comedy channels including The Virus with Opie and Anthony and The
Foxxhole produced by Jamie Foxx.
- talk and entertainment channels such as Oprah Radio and Cosmo Radio.
- world-class news from partners like CNN and Fox.
"More and more Canadians are plugged in to the online and mobile world and we are thrilled to provide them with a comprehensive service that lets them listen to XM at home, at work or on the go," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President of XM Canada. "We are always looking for innovative ways to deliver our content and now users can access over 100 channels of XM programming online via their iPhone and iPod touch, without the need to purchase an XM receiver. This new app is the first among a series that we are working on as we plan to expand our availability on mobile devices for our customers."
"We know that if Canadians get a chance to try XM, they quickly recognize the quality of programming we offer is not available anywhere else, so we made it easier than ever to sign up for a free trial," said Gillespie.
XM online+ App features include:
- Access to over 100 channels - commercial-free music, news, sports,
talk and comedy channels.
- High-quality 128 Kbps online streaming application for your computer.
- Ability to purchase a song heard on XM while it is being played or
"Tag" favourite songs for later purchase from the iTunes Store.
- Save channels for fast, easy access through a "Favourites" function.
- See the current channel plus what is playing on all other available
channels via the "Look Around" function.
- $7.99/month for XM online+ only or $2.99/month when bundled with an XM
satellite radio subscription.
The XM online+ App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/apps/xmonline.
Those interested in test-driving XM online+ and seeing all it has to offer without any commitment, can also sign up online at xmradio.ca/iPhone.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free 14-day trial of XM Radio is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.
XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide.
XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.
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