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About XM Radio
For those who are tired of the inconsistent programming and blasting commercials of broadcast radio, satellite radio options like XM Radio offer a welcome alternative in the world of electronics. First established in the early 1990s, XM Radio didn't hit its full stride until the 2000s. Now it is one of the two main satellite radio providers in North America. To enjoy the diverse programming of XM Radio, you just need to get a subscription and a receiver on which you can play XM Radio stations. There are a pretty diverse set of receivers available on the market. Plug and Play receivers are small portable units that port with a base unit that provides the power and connection to XM Radio. These options are affordable and can port with bases in vehicles or homes, or can even be used with a portable, boom box-style base. In-dash receivers are ones that are fully integrated into a car or truck's dash. These options can come built into certain cars or are available as aftermarket upgrades to a vehicle. XM Radio is even experimenting with receivers that can work with home theater systems so that you can enjoy the range of music and programming available from XM through the hi-fi performance quality of your home audio setup. For those who want an XM portable radio, there are Helix, inno, or Delphi radio, which are self-contained travel receivers that can play live XM Radio as well as recorded content. With this range of options, it's no wonder that more and more people are sidestepping commercial radio and going in for the ease of use that comes with XM Radio.