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SiriusXM’s radio app is now available on Comcast X1 boxes and smart TVs

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Comcast subscribers can now access the SiriusXM app from their Xfinity Flex streaming device and XClass TV, as well as through the Xfinity X1 live TV hub. You can access the app by saying “SiriusXM” to your voice-activated remote or by searching for it in your device’s list of apps.

While Comcast gives users free access to the NBC Peacock app on X1 and Flex devices, you’ll either need to sign up for a paid SiriusXM subscription or use your existing one to use the app. SiriusXM offers new subscribers a three-month free trial for the most expensive Streaming Platinum tier, but after that you have to pay the price of $10.99 per month.

The Platinum tier includes over 425 channels, with 330 ad-free music, two exclusive Howard Stern channels, and podcast stations such as Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hartand Freakonomics Radio† The other two subscription packages for streaming only (not for in-car use) cost $7.99 and $4.99/month, but have a more limited array of stations. You can check out the full array of stations on the SiriusXM site and apply filters to see how access differs depending on the plan you sign up for.

“With today’s launch on X1, Flex and XClass TV, our customers can now enjoy all of their favorite music channels, podcasts, live news and more from SiriusXM on the largest screen in their home, seamlessly integrated with all of their other entertainment,” Sudhir Muralidhar, Comcast’s vice president of app ecosystems said in a statement.

The SiriusXM app was available on smart home devices prior to its partnership with Comcast, dating back at least as far back as the first Google TV platform in 2012. Currently, this includes smart TVs from Amazon, LG, Samsung, and Sony as well as devices. that support streaming, such as Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox.

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