Canadians can now access unique XM programming on popular Android
platform -- the fastest growing wireless operating system
TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading
audio entertainment company, announced today the availability of a new
application for Android™ powered devices. This application will allow
Canadians even more ways to access XM unique and premium quality digital
audio entertainment and content. This news follows closely on the heels
of similar announcements on the mobile front for the company
demonstrating a continued commitment to meet consumer demand for mobile
Earlier this year, IDC
predicted Android to be the fastest growing wireless operating
system until the year 2013, when the software will be the second most
used smartphone operating system throughout the world.
"This new Android application broadens the ability to take XM with you
anywhere you go," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President, XM
Canada. "Whether you are using an Android or Blackberry smartphone,
iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, XM Canada provides seamless content delivery
across multiple platforms - in your car, in your home, on your computer
and in your hand or pocket."
The XM Canada Android application offers users an easy way to select
favourite XM stations on-the-go turning mobile devices into one-stop
entertainment and information devices. By downloading the free App to
compatible models, users will enjoy 100 channels of the best
commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news and entertainment.
To download the App, consumers can log on to www.xmradio.ca/android
and can also sign-up for a free 14-day online trial of XM online+ to
preview XM's programming.
XM online+ is available for $7.99 a month or only
$2.99 a month when bundled with an XM Canada subscription and provides
Over 100 channels of commercial-free music plus news, sports, talk and
XM's unparalleled programming from any computer in high-quality audio
Online web player and Applications for a broad range of mobile devices
including iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, iPad and now Android;
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.
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 over 50 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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