We knew that Sirius XM would begin broadcasting to Android devices sometime in May and Sirius managed to get in just under the wire.
Don’t bother checking the Market; Sirius has opted to distribute the app directly from their website (Sorry Backflippers). You can hit this page on your desktop and have the apk emailed to you or navigate to that same page on your Android browser and you’ll just see a “download the App” link. They stated previously that the app would only be available for devices running 2.1 or above, but I’m not sure how they are going to restrict that with this direct apk download so if you feel like giving but according to our intrepid testers in the comments below (and the apps FAQs) it looks like this version is good to go for 1.5 on up so download away.
If you aren’t a current Sirius XM subscriber you get a 7 day trial to see what you think of the 120 channels available to you — when the trial period ends the monthly subscriptions run from $6.99 to $19.99. Current subscribers you’ll need the internet radio add-on for $2.99 a month if you don’t already have it as part of your package.
Just a reminder that MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, and Howard Stern are among the channels not accessible via this app. The full list of channels available on the Android app can be found here.
With all of the other streaming audio options available for Android I’m not sure how many new subscribers will jump on board due to this app, but if you are a current Sirius XM user this is certainly a nice value add.