Sirius XM Radio announced earlier today that a free Android app will be released in May giving subscribers access to over 120 channels via their Droid or Nexus One. (Presumably the Incredible and all other Android 2.1 devices will be compatible as well.)
If you aren’t a current subscriber the app will carry with it a 7-day trial subscription so you can test it out and see what you think. Once your trial is over there are a number of options for subscriptions and depending on how much programming you are after the monthly fees range from $6.99 to $19.99. If you want to look into it further you can check out all the available packages over on Sirius.
Here’s their quick rundown of features for the app:
- Listen to over 120 channels of SIRIUS XM Premium Online programming on the go, even while surfing the web or checking email.
- Bookmark SIRIUS XM Premium Online channels for fast, easy access through a “Favorites” function.
- View the current channel plus what is playing on all other available channels via the “Lookaround” function.
Nothing too earth shattering in the way of functionality, but if you enjoy Sirius XM Radio this should be a welcome addition to your app collection.
One major caveat is that the following content will not be available through the Android app; MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, and Howard Stern. Depending on your interests that could be some fairly compelling content that they are withholding so just keep that in mind. It’s also somewhat interesting as my understanding is that once Flash 10.1 is enabled on Android you should be able to just navigate to the Sirius website and listen to any and all of the content you have subscribed to.