Whether you want to call it Satellite Radio 3.0, or SioriusXM Hybrid, the result is the same. SiriusXM and Ford have announced an expanded deal that brings together the satellite service with the streaming service. For the first time a true hybrid in-dash experience is available from Sirius XM. This has been a long time goal of the company, and seeing it come to fruition is a huge postive for Sirius XM consumers. Ford drivers will be the first to enjoy access to the MySXM and SiriusXM On Demand features of SiriusXM Internet Radio alongside satellite radio all by using voice commands, steering wheel or radio controls. The combination brings customization and On-Demand to the dashboard. In addition, Sirius XM and Ford also announced that those buying new cars will receive 6 months of SiriusXM All Access, a higher tier of service that includes Internet streaming.
Better still, as a software add-on, the SiriusXM Internet Radio App can already be used in more than one million Ford vehicles that are equipped with SYNC AppLink. The product provides drivers with control of their favorite mobile applications via voice commands, steering wheel or radio controls. Essentially the consumer can be a safer driver while listening to the best radio on radio. SiriusXM Internet Radio subscribers download the latest version of the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for their compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, they can connect to SYNC AppLink for safer in-vehicle control of MySXM and On Demand.