XM online+ now compatible with iPad; joins Blackberry and iPhone line up.
TORONTO, July 14 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, announced today that the XM online+ mobile and internet service is now compatible with the popular Apple iPad(TM) and that an application for Android(TM) will be available later this summer. This news follows the recent Blackberry(R) smartphone app launch and demonstrates the company's continued commitment to deliver unique and premium quality digital audio entertainment and content to listeners any way they want it.
The XM online+ app for iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) and now iPad is available for free at the iTunes App store. Once the app is downloaded, users can sign up for a free 14-day trial of XM online+ to get easy access to over 100 channels of the best commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news and entertainment programming.
"One XM online+ subscription lets you take XM anywhere," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President, XM Canada. "It delivers your favourite audio entertainment on a variety of mobile devices; so you can have access wherever you go. And with reports of iPad sales already surpassing the three million mark globally, we're pleased to extend our service to Apple fans here in Canada."
XM online+ gives listeners the ability to tune in via an online player for the desktop and applications for mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, iPad and soon Android-powered smartphones. Android is quickly becoming the fastest growing operating system and eager users can sign up at www.xmradio.ca/android to be notified when the XM online+ app is available.
XM online+ is available for $7.99 a month or only $2.99 a month when bundled with an XM Canada subscription and provides access to:
- Over 100 channels of commercial-free music plus news, sports, talk and
- XM's unparalleled programming from any computer in high-quality audio
- Applications for a broad range of mobile devices including iPhone,
iPod touch, Blackberry and now iPad with Android coming soon;
- Discover new songs and purchase them direct via iTunes;
- Listen via 3G or Wi-Fi connection;
- Share what you're listening to online through Facebook;
- Browse what's playing on other channels with song name and title
- "Favourites" functionality to save channels for fast, easy access.
For a full list of XM online+ content visit: www.xmradio.ca/online/ and click View Channel Lineup.
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.
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.
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