XM Satellite Radio Product Review

Music lovers who have not discovered satellite radio are missing out on a real treat. As a music lover, I will admit that I am a new user of satellite radio. When people began subscribing to XM radio in their cars, I thought it was a waste of money. Besides, between the radio, CD’s, and MP3’s, why would anyone need satellite radio while driving.

Since experimenting with XM radio with AOL, I now understand the buzz with satellite radio. Because of the wide variety of stations, I can choose from a multitude of music channels and receive uninterrupted tunes. Even if a commercial plays, each spot is less than 20 seconds.

I enjoy listening to all types of music from different decades. For this reason, XM satellite radio is perfect. For example, if I am in a mood for slow jams, I can choose from categories or stations playing R&B Slow Jams, 80’s love songs, soft rock classics, and so forth. On the other hand, if I am in the mood for an up-tempo beat, I choose from Top Hits, Alternative, or Hip Hop stations.

Because of the large variety, XM is perfect for persons of all ages, and different preferences. Choose between a Country station, Disco, Salsa, Metal, Lite Sounds, etc. Furthermore, XM satellite even offers a long list of unique sounds which includes Broadway tunes, Movie Soundtracks, Kids station, and News stations. Whatever your musical preference, there is a station on XM radio to match your needs.

If subscribing to XM radio in the home or car, you will need to purchase the equipment and subscribe to the monthly service. Depending on the features, the equipment or actual receiver may range from $100 to $400. If offered a rebate, you can expect a savings. The basic monthly service for XM radio is approximately $12.99. This includes over 170 music stations, with no or few commercial interruptions. Included among the 170 stations is 30 news program channels. Subscribers who choose to pay for a year’s service upfront will receive a discount.

Because there is no contract, subscribers can cancel at any time. If a year subscription was purchased, these users will receive a prorated refund. On the other hand, if you want to avoid the initial and monthly cost of satellite radio for your home and car, you can choose to access free XM satellite online. Although online offers limited music channels, there remains a large selection of music from various categories.

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