Everybody’s favorite connected audio solution got a little bit better this week. Heck, from where you’re sitting, the latest Sonos music service might even represent a dramatic upgrade… as I know XM Radio Online has been one of their most requested channels. While Sonos has streamed Sirius forever, XM Online just never made an appearance – as a solo entity or as part of the merged Sirius XM. So I’m glad to see my badgering finally paid off (and hopefully Slacker and Android are next in line).
As you can see from the screengrabs below, XM Sirius has updated their Account Management (center) and totally revamped their website (left). In fact, it appears they’ve finally merged the two brands/properties into one – no more separate and distinct sites for XM and Sirius. And these changes are more than skin deep… given what looks to be a single online streaming experience that covers both Sirius and XM accounts, in a new Flash player, along with the XM Sonos support – which is accessed via the existing Sonos “Sirius” music service entry.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like my XM account successfully completed its migration. So my enjoyment is still on hold. But I’ve opened a ticket with Sonos and am hopeful of receiving some Lithium real soon.