Satellite Radio Can Be Just The Thing For You

by Groshan Fabiola - Date: 2007-03-31 - Word Count: 487 Share This!

Satellite radio is just the latest technology to utilize the power of the satellite. People have been using satellite TV for decades, and there are satellite phone, so it was only a matter of time before people realize the benefits of applying the technology to satellite radio services. You may find that this is the right technology for you if you want more choice in radio programming.

Just like cable television, satellite radio services are subscription based. And just like you have to have a dish to get satellite television, you have to get a satellite radio receiver to get the music, news and entertainment programming; you can't just use a traditional radio. There are two providers of satellite radio services in the United States so far: Sirius and XM. They each offer more than 150 channels of exclusive programming.

There are hundreds of commercial-free satellite radio channels between the two satellite radio services. You do have to choose just one set of channels, however, unless you want to subscribe to both channels. You must have a satellite radio receiver for that specific brand of satellite radio services, as well. You may also need additional accessories such as a Sirius satellite radio car kit, or an XM satellite radio antenna. The accessories are very reasonably priced, however, and there are opportunities to win satellite radio too.

The only commercials you'll hear on satellite radio are occasional ads for the satellite radio services themselves. The programming is free of all other commercials, though. So if you're flipping around the music channels, you won't have to wait to hear what tunes are playing. Some people might think the cost of the satellite radio system outweighs the benefits, but often when you subscribe to satellite radio services they include a satellite radio receiver.

You can get a portable satellite radio receiver and car adaptor kit and take the music and other entertainment programming on road trips. You'll never have to worry about losing signals in remote areas or changing CDs. You can literally listen to satellite radio anywhere in the world, because the signal is coming from the sky. One of the biggest advantages of a satellite radio over traditional AM/FM radio is that you will never have to re-tune your radio as you're traveling out of state. With a satellite radio receiver, you're assured of high quality reception anywhere you go anywhere in the world.

The best thing is that no matter where you are, all you have to do is to bring the radio along with you and you can receive the satellite radio services. This can be at home, in the office, in your car or at a friend's house. Satellite radio is a great investment for people who want lots of different kinds of music at their fingertips, including new artists, all the news you need, and more sports than you'll find on any AM/FM radio tuner.

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