Wireless Multi-Room Streaming and Handheld Control of SIRIUS Everywhere in the Home
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and Sonos, Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the digital home, today announced the release of Sonos System Software v 2.3 that will bring “The Best Radio on the Internet” from SIRIUS to the digital home via the award-winning Sonos Digital Music System. The companies have collaborated to provide SIRIUS subscribers with an exciting new way to wirelessly stream SIRIUS all over the house and control it all from the palm of their hand.
The Sonos Digital Music System provides SIRIUS subscribers with a convenient way to enjoy their favorite SIRIUS music, talk, and sports programming in every room. By simply connecting Sonos to a broadband Internet connection, SIRIUS subscribers can instantly access more than 80 SIRIUS channels, including 100% commercial-free music channels. Plus, Sonos connects users with SIRIUS’ exclusive and compelling talk channels including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Cosmo Radio, MAXIM Radio, Play-boy Radio, SIRIUS Football Radio, four different comedy channels, and more.
Sonos connects directly to SIRIUS Internet Radio, eliminating the need for an antenna, satellite radio hardware, or even a PC. This provides SIRIUS subscribers with their first broadband-delivered, PC-free solution designed specifically for home use. With the Sonos Controller in hand, SIRIUS radio lovers simply pick a room, pick a channel and hit play–in up to 32 rooms. As part of the out-of-the-box experience, Sonos customers will automatically receive a free, no hassle 30-day trial to SIRIUS Internet Radio.
“Working with innovators such as Sonos is important to our ongoing strategy of delivering our content beyond the car,” said Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS. “We are determined to provide our subscribers with compelling and easy-to-use solutions to access our content anywhere they go, including anywhere in their home.”
“We are committed to helping our customers enjoy the entire universe of music and audio entertainment in the home. With SIRIUS, we are thrilled to deliver ‘the best radio on the Internet’ all over the house,” said John MacFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Sonos, Inc. “Unlike most other consumer electronics, our software updates keep making the Sonos Digital Music System better and better over time.”
SIRIUS Satellite Radio subscribers can upgrade to premium SIRIUS Internet Radio for $2.99 per month to receive premium audio quality streams via Sonos. For those who are not current SIRIUS subscribers, but who want it in their home with Sonos, a premium SIRIUS Internet Radio subscription can be purchased for $12.95 per month. SIRIUS via Sonos is only available in the United States.
About Sonos, Inc.
Sonos is the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the digital home. By partnering with audio services like Audible.com, eMusic, MTV Networks’ URGE, Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! Music Unlimited, the Zune Marketplace, and more, Sonos gives music lovers instant plug-and-play access to millions of songs, unlimited radio and audiobooks that can be enjoyed all over the house. The award-winning Sonos Digital Music System is available at more than 2500 retailers in over 50 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at www.sonos.com. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands and Penang, Malaysia.
Sonos is a registered trademark of Sonos, Inc. in the United States, Canada and Australia, and a trademark of Sonos, Inc. in other countries. Sonosnet, ZonePlayer and all Sonos logos are trademarks of Sonos Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other products and services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
SIRIUS, “The Best Radio on Radio,” delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is the Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS Backseat TV is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children’s TV programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.