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Do I need a special radio to get Sirius?

Do I need a special radio to get Sirius?

You don’t need a brand new car OR an after-market stereo to enjoy SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and the perks that come with it. Odds are good you can use a satellite radio adapter kit from VAIS (find them on our website here) to add satellite radio to your car’s original factory stereo.

How do I know if my car radio is Sirius ready?

3 Ways To Find Out If Your Car Already Has SiriusXM Radio Built-In

  1. Look for the SiriusXM logo on your stereo. Sometimes the auto manufacturer will add the SiriusXM logo to the stereo to advertise that it is SiriusXM-ready.
  2. Look for the SAT button.
  3. Check your owner’s manual.

Can you get SiriusXM on any radio?

No, you can’t get SiriusXM in any car. If you don’t want to replace the factory stereo with an after-market radio (and, unless you’re adding a custom sound system to your car that’s probably not necessary), you need to install some sort of adapter kit to get the satellite radio to play through your speakers.

Can you get Sirius radio on an older car?

SiriusXM makes the Automatic-brand device that connects older cars to the Internet. Recently, SiriusXM decided to expand a limited number of retail outlets that offer an aftermarket device made by SiriusXM called Automatic, which can be plugged into older cars. For example, it will be available via Amazon and Best Buy.

Is there a difference between Sirius and XM Radio?

What is the difference between Sirius, XM, and SiriusXM radios? Radios labeled as Sirius radios can only receive Sirius packages. XM radios can only receive XM packages. SiriusXM radios can only receive SiriusXM packages.

What year did Sirius and XM merge?

2008
NEW YORK, July 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio today announced that they have completed their merger, resulting in the nation’s premier radio company.

How long is Sirius deactivation signal?

When you first deactivate, Sirius/XM will send a deactivation signal down every 5-10 mins, after a while, every hour, then later on, once or twice a month. If your receiver is on when it gets the deactivation signal, it’ll get deactivated.

How do you hook up Sirius radio to your car?

3 Ways To Hook Up A SiriusXM Satellite Radio In Your Car

  1. Install A Stand-Alone Satellite Radio. There are a few aftermarket stand-alone satellite radios available.
  2. Connect A Satellite Radio Receiver Unit Via An AUX Input. Most newer factory stereos have an auxiliary input.
  3. Install A VAIS Satellite Radio Adapter Kit.

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