XM Satellite Radio subscription

How Much Does It Cost to Subscribe to Satellite Radio?

Updated July 2010.

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When subscribing to a satellite radio service, you will pay an activation fee as well as a fee per month or year.

As you can see below, the activation fees are almost identical for XM Radio and Sirius.

Subscription Fees:

There are different plans available from both systems, as you can see below.

Because they have merged operations, the pricing is very similar now for both services. And both offer a combined service so you can get the best of both lineups.

Note that these are the current plans and costs and are subject to change without notice.


SiriusXM Satellite Radio SiriusXM Satellite Radio XEZ1V1 Onyx EZ Satellite Radio with Vehicle Kit - Black
Car Audio or Theater (SiriusXM Satellite Radio)
  • Hear SiriusXM through your existing vehicle stereo with easy, do-it-yourself installation
  • Easy-to-read blue display allows you to view artist name, song or program title and channel information at the same time
  • Listen at home, at the office, outdoors or in multiple vehicles with optional accessory kits - all with just one subscription
  • Browse what s playing on other channels while listening to the current one
  • Store up to 10 of your favorite channels for one-touch access
2005-02-28 14:46:16 by Semi_acoustic

XM price hike 30% - screw that, $13 for radio

EW YORK (Reuters) - XM Satellite Radio on Monday said it would raise the monthly fee for its nationwide radio service by about 30 percent in April and would add some premium features to its basic plan, putting it on par with smaller rival Sirius Satellite Radio .
XM, whose shares jumped 13 percent, said the monthly subscription for its basic plan will rise to $12.95 from $9.99, effective April 2. For XM, the leader in the nascent pay-radio market that offers more than 100 channels of music and talk programming, it is the first price increase since its national launch in 2001.

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Sirius Satellite Radio XM XPMP3H1 Portable Satellite Radio and MP3 Player (XMp3i)
Car Audio or Theater (Sirius Satellite Radio)
  • Pause and replay up to 30 minutes of XM programming
  • Record songs while you listen, or schedule recordings of your favorite shows
  • TuneSelect and GameSelect find your favorite artists or sports events on any XM channel
  • Upload and manage MP3/WMA files with the included XM2go Music Manager software
  • 2 GB on-board memory, expandable via the microSD card slot
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Car Audio or Theater (SiriusXM)
  • Universal home kit for select Sirius Sportster, Starmate, and Stratus receivers
  • Handy mounting cradle holds receiver in single easy-to-access location
  • Minijack-to-RCA cable runs from cradle s audio output to stereo input
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna with 21-foot cord; AC power adapter with 6-foot cord
  • Cradle measures 4.49 x 1.41 x 2.16 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
  • No need for a second subscription; just hook this Kit up to an existing home, office, or other stereo system or powered speakers.
  • Works with any stereo system or powered speakers that have audio input jacks.
  • What s Included: Home Dock, Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna, Stereo Audio Cable, Home Power Adapter, User Guide
SiriusXM XM XVSAP1V1 SkyDock In-Vehicle Satellite Radio for iPhone and iPod touch
Network Media Player (SiriusXM)
  • Enjoy live Satellite Radio anywhere you drive using your iPod touch or iPhone
  • PowerConnect FM Transmitter works through your vehicle s radio with easy do-it-yourself installation
  • Discover new music, tag for later purchase from iTunes and expand your personal music library
  • Flexible stalk optimizes placement in your vehicle--app works in portrait or landscape mode
  • Coects to cigarette lighter adapter and charges your iPod touch or iPhone while you listen
  • Just Tag It. Discover new music, easily purchase from iTunes and expand your personal music library
  • Portrait or Landscape View
  • Flexible Stalk: Optimizes placement in your vehicle
  • Stay Charged: Charges your iPod touch or iPhone while you listen
  • Easy installation: Sky Dock works through your vehicle s existing FM Radio with Power Connect or with provided Aux In cable for easy, Do-It-Yourself installation
SiriusXM XM XDNX1V1 Onyx Dock-and-Play Radio with Car Kit
Car Audio or Theater (SiriusXM)
  • PowerConnect FM Transmitter works through your vehicle s radio with easy do-it-yourself installation
  • Personalize your radio with six selectable display color themes and three different trim rings
  • View artist name, song title and channel information on a large color display; enjoy fast access to up to 10 of your favorite channels
  • Browse programs, artists and songs playing on other channels, without having to change the channel
  • One-Touch Jump to traffic and weather of the 20 most congested cities, or to the previous channel to which you were listening
  • Dock & Play XM satellite radio
  • Full-color display
  • 10 channel presets
  • PowerConnect system includes auxiliary output cable and power adapter/FM transmitter
  • Includes car accessories: docking station and roof-mount antenna

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