How to Listen to SiriusXM Radio Online

Listen from your tablet or phone

What to Know

  • For an existing radio: Go to > Manage My Account > Sign In > Register Now > enter your information.
  • For a new account: > Try Sirius XM > Free Trial: On the SXM App > enter your information.
  • The free trial lasts 90 days.

This article explains how to connect SiriusXM to a compatible radio. You'll also learn how to set up a free, 90-day trial for the SXM app, which works with iOS and Android.

Add SiriusXM Streaming to an Existing Radio

SiriusXM subscribers who have a radio or the functionality built into their cars can add streaming service to their existing accounts or open a new account with streaming service by following these steps.

  1. Navigate to the SiriusXM homepage.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, hover your mouse over Manage My Account and select Sign In.

    The "Sign In" link on the SiriusXM homepage
  3. Below the big blue Sign In link, select Register Now.

    The "Register Now" link on SiriusXM
  4. Enter your information on the next screen, and select Continue.

    The account registration screen on SiriusXM
  5. The next page may ask you to verify your existing SiriusXM account if you already have one. Fill in your account information.

    You can usually find your radio ID on the back of the unit. If you can't access that, many radios display their ID on channel 0.

    Account verification page for SiriusXM.
  6. Enter your email address, password, security questions, and other required information. Press Submit to create your online account.

    Online account setup page for SiriusXM.
  7. After you submit the registration form, a success message with the information related to your account displays. Select Go to Login Page, near the bottom of your screen.

    SiriusXM registration confirmation page.
  8. On the login page, fill in your newly created email address and password.

    Sign-in page for SiriusXM accounts.
  9. After signing in, you'll arrive at your SiriusXM online account center. Here, you can control just about every aspect of your account, including updating your subscription to add streaming.

    Near the bottom of the page, go to Active Radios/Subscriptions header. In the drop-down menu, select I want to > Change my subscription.

    SiriusXM account page.
  10. SiriusXM automatically redirects you to a page where you can select a new subscription package. The SiriusXM All Access package is the only one that includes online streaming.

    SiriusXM streaming username and password information.
  11. If you select SiriusXM All Access, a box appears at the bottom informing you that your login information will be the same as what you set up for your account. You can also select the SiriusXM Mostly Music package and add streaming for $5 per month.

    Choose the option that works best for you, and select Continue.

  12. The next screen allows you to change your plan length. You get a discount for paying for an entire year up front. Select the payment schedule you prefer, and press Continue again.

    SiriusXM plan length options.
  13. Before you submit the changes to your subscription, SiriusXM provides an opportunity to review the changes to your account including charges that will be made immediately to your account. Depending on how far away from your next payment you are, these could be up to the entire difference from your current subscription.

    Review your SiriusXM plan page.
  14. Next, SiriusXM shows you your new estimated monthly bill, including taxes and fees. Near the bottom of the page, you can select your payment method or add a new one. Press Submit Payment to finalize the changes to your plan.

  15. Finally, a success message displays. Review the changes to your account again. If your radio didn't update with your new channels, select Send Refresh Signal.

    SiriusXM subscription confirmation page.

How to Sign Up for a Membership for the SiriusXM App

If you don't have SiriusXM in your car and don't have a radio, you can still sign up for a SiriusXM streaming plan and listen to it in the app, which is available for iOS and Android.

  1. Go to the SiriusXM home page, and select Free Trial: On the SXM App under the Try SiriusXM menu.

    The "Free Trial: On the SXM App" option
  2. Enter your email and a password, and then select Continue.

    Registration page for a SiriusXM trail
  3. Enter the required information in the new account form and hit Next.

    SiriusXM streaming account sign-up form.
  4. Enter your payment information.

  5. Fill in your payment information then select Review Your Order.

  6. Review your order and select Submit Payment to complete your purchase.

  7. SiriusXM's free trial lasts 90 days. At the end of the 90 days, the company charges the credit card you added.

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