SiriusXM introduces new streaming subscription package; makes it easier than ever to subscribe and listen without a car

New Essential subscription package, available now, is built especially for people who want to listen on a mobile phone, tablet, desktop, and on connected devices in the home including devices with Amazon Alexa, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Sonos speakers, Sony PlayStation and more

Essential subscribers get channels from SiriusXM’s unrivaled lineup of music, comedy, news, sports, and entertainment – for $8 per month 

TORONTO, June 24, 2019 – In order to meet that growing universe of listeners streaming audio entertainment, SiriusXM is expanding its subscription choices and introducing the new, low cost, “Essential” streaming-only package.

SiriusXM is the premier provider of audio entertainment for people in their cars. For those who don’t have a car, or don’t use one very much, this new package makes it easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy the advantages of SiriusXM, with no car required. The Essential package features more than 300 channels and is priced at $1 for the first three months, then $8 per month thereafter. To subscribe, visit

Listeners who subscribe to the Essential package will have several options for listening to SiriusXM, including on their smartphones and tablets via the SiriusXM app, via the web player, and on connected devices in the home including devices with Amazon Alexa, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, smart TVs, Sonos speakers, Sony PlayStation, and more.

“Our dominant position in the car and success at bringing the best audio entertainment to drivers is unparalleled and continues to be an integral part of our business, alongside our new focus on offering our expertly-curated content via our streaming service at a very competitive price,” said Paul Cunningham, SVP, Sales & Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. “We know that our new Essential subscription will be attractive to many consumers, especially younger consumers, who don’t own a car or don’t spend a lot of time in their car, and who want access to our unrivaled lineup of commercial-free music, news, entertainment, comedy and sports talk in a user-friendly, ‘lean back’ way that allows them to discover and enjoy.

Subscribers to the Essential package will get SiriusXM’s full lineup of music programming, featuring 200+ channels of expertly curated, commercial-free music channels from virtually every genre. This includes artist-branded music channels like Diplo’s Revolution, The Garth Channel and Eminem’s Shade 45, concept-based channels like the popular Pop Rocks, Coffee House and Yacht Rock Radio channels, and the new Pandora NOW channel, which showcases the most listened to and fastest-trending new music on Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S. The Essential package also features more than 100 recently added SiriusXM Xtra channels that promise more music and the ability to skip through songs to find just the right one to match the mood or activity.

With the Essential package listeners will also get access to several sports talk channels, including Mad Dog Sports Radio, Barstool Radio, Fantasy Sports Radio and others, plus a wide-ranging array of entertainment, news and comedy programming choices.

In addition to the launch of the Essential package, SiriusXM will also introduce new pricing for the Premier Streaming package, offering 300+ channels of endless audio entertainment, Howard Stern’s two full-time audio channels and Howard Video, On Demand content, as well as NBA, NHL, NCAA channels and more. For more info on what channels are available on various SiriusXM subscriptions, go to


About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies ten years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. 

SiriusXM Canada contact:

Kayla J. Schwartz
Senior Manager, Communications

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