Howard was excited to announce on behalf of SiriusXM that beginning immediately fans can listen to the satellite radio company’s more than 200 channels with Amazon Alexa.
“I’m proud of this company and I’m proud of all of the innovation,” Howard said on Tuesday morning before demonstrating the new functionality live on the air.
With the SiriusXM skill for Alexa, SiriusXM trial or paid subscribers will get easy access to exclusive music and entertainment, including Howard 100 and Howard 101 as well as commercial-free music, news, exclusive talk, and a broad range of comedy and sports talk channels.
“We are delighted that customers can now enjoy SiriusXM’s exclusive shows, live sports, music, and news through Alexa,” said Steve Rabuchin, VP Amazon Alexa. “Music, news, and sports are already some of the most popular categories of content on Alexa, and SiriusXM brings even more choices to customers. People with an Alexa device and a SiriusXM trial or paid subscription can simply enable the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, link their accounts and start listening at home or on-the-go with Alexa.”
“Alexa is a leading voice service today by far and for good reason: The ease of use through the convenience of voice control with Alexa. We are thrilled to now deliver to Alexa our critically acclaimed, compelling and exclusive programming that spans all music genres, live sports, talk, live news, and comedy,” said Jim Cady, SiriusXM’s Executive Vice President of Products, Operations & Connected Vehicle. “Our millions of subscribers can get SiriusXM’s great programming outside of the car and wherever Alexa devices can be found. It’s as simple as asking Alexa to play SiriusXM.”