Satellite Radio is another way to stay connected to the world through news, entertainment, sports, weather, traffic and other channels. It is just like cable TV only you hear rather than seeing. You can get this service by paying a fixed amount of money each month with signals that are crystal clear and signals that are available in almost 48 States in America. Two services are available XM and SIRIUS, both of them providing with over 60 channels of non-stop music and 40 channels for entertainment, talk, news, sports weather and traffic updates. Getting this service you can forget your local AM/FM radio stations as this is the complete entertainment package one can get.
A satellite radio is an excellent substitute for an AM/FM radio if you have some car traveling to do in the future. It is just like cable TV with almost 100 channels for music, traffic guide, sports, entertainment, weather, news and many more. You can stay in touch with the whole world while being behind the wheel, enjoying the commentary of people on different topics. Just like cable TV a monthly fee has to be paid for the services of satellite radio. This service comes on your radio 24/7 and the entire week with crystal clear signals. You will not loose a signal no matter which part of the country you are as its intermission is transmitted through satellite solving the problem of signals like other local radio stations. Two service providers are available for satellite radio including XM and SIRIUS. They are both up to the mark with an awesome service but the best way to choose between both of them is to check out the channels they both provided and of course the more the better. Sadly this service is still not provided in Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories.
Now to get this service some of the basic and essential things needed are as follows:
- Satellite Radio Antenna: This antenna enables to catch the signals being given by the satellite. These antennas can pick satellite signals from over 48 states while can be installed with other three parts for getting satellite radio.
- Satellite Radio Tuner: This helps to pass along the signals received to the receiver while passing through the antenna.
- Satellite Radio Receiver: This is the screen that shows the information of which channel is being played with controls that are used to switch to different channels and find out information on what is being played and so on. These things come in built-in with the component stereo system with satellite radio tuner.
- Service Provider: Once you have these above mentioned things installed in your car then all you have to do it to get subscribed with one of the satellite radio service provider which are either XM or SIRIUS. Once you become a paid subscriber of one of these services then you can enjoy non-stop radio entertainment on your car’s stereo system.
To enhance and get most out of this service you can use a plug-and-play radio which gives you the benefit of tuning satellite radio in your car and transferring it to your home radio anytime you want while paying just one subscription. You can also get a portable radio just like a Walkman only that device will play satellite radio instead of local radio stations, CDs or cassettes. Some of these portable radios give you the option of recording music and other channel transmission. These radios can be used as plug-and-play radios to switch to your car, home or personal use while keeping your convenience first.