SiriusXM App To Allow Streaming In Ford Vehicles
June 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM is joining the growing list of companies that want to stream content to your car, as the satcaster and FORD MOTOR COMPANY will give customers in-vehicle access to the SIRIUS XM Internet Radio App in FORD vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink.
"SIRIUSXM Internet Radio's MySXM and On Demand features are entering the car alongside satellite radio for the first time, enhancing the SIRIUS XM listening experience by giving FORD customers using SYNC AppLink the ability to hear personalized music channels and programming when they want it, while continuing to enjoy the seamless nationwide coverage provided by live satellite radio," said SIRIUS XM CEO JIM MEYER. "We are excited that FORD sees the advantage of being the first automaker to give its customers easy, safe access to our unparalleled audio entertainment through the SIRIUS XM Internet Radio App and satellite radio in the connected car."
"FORD's long relationship with SIRIUSXM demonstrates our commitment to offering the best in-vehicle audio experience, including new technologies for our customers," said FORD Chief Technical Officer PAUL MASCARENAS. "This is an exciting opportunity to let FORD customers experience the quality and variety of SIRIUSXM's satellite and internet radio offerings side by side, and gives drivers another way to personalize their audio entertainment and driving experience to their tastes."
The offering isn't free however. Listeners still need to be SIRIUS XM subscribers at $14.49 a month for the service plus $3.50 a month for the app (or $14.49 a month for Internet-only service).