There are two routes you can take when it comes to installing your new Sirius or XM gear: you can do it yourself, or have it professionally installed.
Home Antenna Placement Tips
Getting a good signal is essential to enjoying SiriusXM programming. Our antenna placement tips can help you find the optimum location for your antenna so you can receive the best reception possible.
Best: Place your antenna on the roof
Better: Place your antenna outside
Good: Place your antenna near a window
In addition to our 3 satellites, we also make use of terrestrial repeaters in major metropolitan areas to boost our signal. In these areas, it may be possible to receive the SiriusXM signal with your antenna placed inside your home. We recommend placing your antenna in or near a window. Again, use the map below to optimize your antenna placement. Wherever you decide to place your antenna, you should experiment with positioning to receive the best signal.
Testing your antenna signal strength
Although the sound quality isn’t affected by the strength of the signal, the likelihood of sound interruption is greater when your signal is weak. Testing your antenna signal strength is a good way to avoid interruptions. Most of our Plug & Play systems and home units have special antenna aiming screens within their menu options. Consult your product manual for instructions. In all models, the signal quality bars on the screen indicate how well your antenna is receiving the signal. Ideally, you should have the maximum number of bars illuminated.
Tip: Don’t bolt down your antenna the moment you get a good signal. Wait a day or two and listen at different times of the day to ensure a solid signal at all times. Metal window screens can disrupt or block the signal.