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SiriusXM is entering a caller procreation successful which nan lines betwixt its bequest outer streaming power work statesman to blur moreover much pinch modern internet-based streaming music. As we learned astatine the company’s monolithic property event successful November, that caller procreation originates coming pinch a revamped app and web presence. And on pinch that comes a simplified value for those who only want (or need) nan app and don’t require a outer subscription.
The caller $10-a-month scheme gets you everything a accepted outer subscription gets. That includes nan expertise to perceive nonstop from beautiful overmuch anywhere: On a phone. On a tablet. In a web browser. In a car from a phone. In a car, connected your stereo via CarPlay aliases Android Auto, from your phone.
And while that apt makes you wonderment why anyone would request a outer subscription, well, you’re not wrong. SiriusXM has been clear that its outer work isn’t going anyplace anytime soon, and that it’s each astir choice, and getting into arsenic galore ears successful arsenic galore ways possible.
The updated app and web acquisition is conscionable portion of that. The really breathtaking part, astatine slightest from a nerdy perspective, is what you’ll spot wrong cars arsenic portion of nan “360L” acquisition that blurs nan lines betwixt outer and IP-based infotainment moreover further. The built-in SiriusXM acquisition that comes pinch a caller car (can you moreover bargain a caller car without it these days?) will see interactive content. Sirius showed a little demo of that pinch beta package successful a Cadillac Lyric astatine November’s property event, but besides stressed that what we saw location wasn’t a vanished product, and that existing systems tin only beryllium updated truthful much, astatine slightest arsenic acold arsenic nan personification acquisition goes.
What tin beryllium extended, however, is content. And to that end, on pinch nan updated app and web acquisition , you’ll find a slew of caller channels, including Alt2K, Flex2K, and dedicated channels from Shaggy, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, and podcast institution Audiochuck.
- SiriusXM reboots outer power pinch caller app, features — and price
- B&W’s revamped entry-level 600 Series speakers commencement astatine $900 for a pair
- Amazon’s caller Echo Pop brings Alexa for $40; Echo Show 5 gets a revamp
- Sonos’ caller Era 100 and Era 300 wireless speakers spell all-in connected spatial audio and Bluetooth
- SiriusXM now has an app for Vizio TVs
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Denon announces a trio of caller 8K A/V receivers starting astatine $449
For those looking to return advantage of their caller 8K TV, aliases who simply want to future-proof themselves, Denon has 3 caller 8K A/V receivers to take from, starting pinch nan affordable, $449 AVR-S660H, nan step-up $549 AVR-S760H, and nan premium $699 AVR-X1700H. All 3 models will beryllium disposable starting successful November.
The caller A/V receivers are each tin of passing done 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz signals via HDMI and are compatible pinch virtually each HDR video format including Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, HLG, and BT.2020. They tin process Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and each 3 models see Denon's HEOS wireless, multiroom streaming software, truthful they tin beryllium controlled by nan HEOS app and grouped pinch different HEOS-capable Denon speakers.
SiriusXM’s caller VIP scheme covers 2 cars and tons of concerts
With streaming euphony services for illustration Apple Music and Spotify expanding their subscriber numbers each year, it's nary wonderment that SiriusXM is looking to differentiate itself arsenic overmuch arsenic possible. Traditionally, it has done truthful pinch exclusive contented for illustration its 2 dedicated Howard Stern channels, but coming it's taking a somewhat different attack pinch nan announcement of a new, high-priced subscription tier for its biggest fans. The caller Platinum VIP subscription costs $35 per period and is nan first SiriusXM scheme to springiness subscribers entree to contented successful 2 vehicles.
In summation to nan two-vehicle allowance, nan Platinum VIP scheme includes 2 abstracted accounts for streaming nan company's much than 300 channels via nan Sirius SXM app for smartphones. Along pinch this accrued listening flexibility, SiriusXM is sweetening nan cookware pinch immoderate other content. Thanks to a business pinch Nugs.net, Platinum VIP members get entree to much than 5,000 unrecorded performance recordings and 250 video-on-demand concerts erstwhile they usage their SXM app credentials to log into Nugs.net via nan Nugs.net mobile app aliases website.
Sony WF-1000XM4 vs. Apple AirPods Pro: My caller go-to buds?
The Sony WF-1000XM4 existent wireless earbuds are here, and there’s nary uncertainty they are a large betterment complete nan anterior version, nan WF-1000XM3. But are they bully capable to return down nan AirPods Pro arsenic my go-to wireless buds?
While nan AirPods Pro are acold from cleanable -- they don’t person nan champion sound, nan champion artillery life, nan champion noise-canceling -- someway they became my go-to earbuds. Time to mow nan lawn? I drawback nan AirPods Pro. Zoom gathering coming up? AirPods Pro. But why?