Originally a division of American Mobile Satellite Corporation, XM was spun off in 1999. Initially, they were dedicated to satellite broadcasting of telephone signals and data signals. However, they expanded into satellite radio in 2001. During the past few years, they have added new channels to their roster. You can download the XM app on your Apple or Android phone. It includes 90+ indicators, and offers market insights and advanced charts.
XM offers several channels that are dedicated to sports, as well as an NFL channel. In addition, there is a NASCAR channel. Additionally, XM provides city-specific weather information. And XM also has a mobile trading application.
One of the differences between XM and Sirius is the amount of commercials. While Sirius has only about 40 channels that have commercials, XM has a lot more commercials. Of course, it"s possible to avoid the commercials.
XM has several ad-free music channels. Jingle Jamz, for example, has a mix of R&B and hip-hop artists from 1990 to today. The channel features Ludacris, Run-D.M.C., Musiq Soulchild, and Mary J. Blige. This channel is available on channel 104.
XM has a few talk channels. This includes the flagship public show, a one hour news interview show hosted by Bob Edwards. Moreover, there is a network of national syndications of hundreds of public radio stations.
Unlike Sirius, XM does not provide NPR stations. On the other hand, the two companies have rearranged their talk stations into right, center, and left talk channels.
With XM, you can listen to more than 300 channels. You can use the XM app to listen to ad-free music or sports. Some channels have live DJs. Others offer a variety of news and sports.
During the holidays, XM offers several holiday-themed channels. This includes the SXM Holiday Channel, which is a mix of traditional Latin holiday classics and contemporary songs. Other channels include Kids Christmas, a kid-friendly selection of holiday favorites. Similarly, the Hallmark Channel radio offers timeless holiday tunes.
XM also offers a free demo account. To activate your demo account, you can go online, create an account, and login. Once you"ve activated your account, you can keep your demo account open for as long as you want. Your virtual balance is then credited with a balance of 100,000 USD. If you decide not to subscribe, you can withdraw the virtual balance any time you"d like.
Another benefit of using XM is their "no hidden fees" policy. While there are a few charges, the fees are minimal. Moreover, XM guarantees same-day withdrawals. Lastly, XM covers all the transfer fees.