Satellite Radio: Articles & Videos

Everything you need to know about satellite radio

Everything you need to know about satellite radio

by Zak Billmeier

An overview of satellite radio and the two service providers (XM and SIRIUS).

 
Satellite radio programming packages

Satellite radio programming packages

by Zak Billmeier

The radio you have determines which SiriusXM satellite radio plan you can get. Find out what's available for your particular radio, plus check out a channel guide.

 
What Do I Need To Get Satellite Radio?

What Do I Need To Get Satellite Radio?

by Dave Delamere

An overview of satellite radio hardware.

 
What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

by Matt Holliday

A look at Dock & Play satellite radios.

 
What Are Dedicated Car Satellite Radios?

What Are Dedicated Car Satellite Radios?

by Matt Freeman

An overview of satellite radios that work exclusively in the car.

 
What Are Dedicated Home Satellite Radios?

What Are Dedicated Home Satellite Radios?

by Matt Freeman

An overview of satellite radios for the home.

 
Satellite Radio FAQ

Satellite Radio FAQ

by Matt Freeman

What does satellite radio sound like? What will I hear on satellite radio? Does satellite radio carry local stations? Can I get satellite radio in a leased vehicle? Plus more...

 
Satellite Radio Vehicle Installation Guide

Satellite Radio Vehicle Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are several ways to get satellite radio in your vehicle. The two most popular in-car satellite radio products are Dock and Play tuners and dedicated in-car tuners. This guide will walk you through the basics of installing each.

 
Satellite Radio Glossary

Satellite Radio Glossary

by Matt Freeman

Learn about the features and specifications included in satellite radio technology.

 
Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Crutchfield shows you how to install an antenna in your vehicle for a satellite radio or GPS navigation system.

 
Essential electronics for tailgating

Essential electronics for tailgating

by Matt Freeman

I’m insane about college football ... and based on the thousands of screaming fans packing stadiums around the country each weekend, I’m not alone. For us, going to the game is a...

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.

 
Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

by Steve Kindig

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

 
Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

by Zak Billmeier

The SiriusXM Lynx gives you satellite radio wherever you go. We gave J.R., a Supervisor in Crutchfield's Advisor group and long-time satellite radio fan, a Lynx to check out recently. He took it with him everywhere, and let us know what he thought.

 
Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

by Zak Billmeier

SiriusXM's compact SXV200V1 tuner lets you receive satellite radio programming in your car. You can pause, rewind, and replay up to an hour of live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite song, artist, or team is playing on another channel.

 
Why We Love Satellite Radio

Why We Love Satellite Radio

by Charlie Pastorfield

Satellite radio gives you four things that earth-bound radio can't: mind-boggling program variety, nationwide reception, amazing personalities, and commercial-free music. We asked some of our biggest in-house satellite radio fans to list their favorite channels and the reasons they love SiriusXM.

 
Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

by Zak Billmeier

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).

 
Gettin' the jams in a Ram

Gettin' the jams in a Ram

by Dave Delamere

Gary was tired of weak sound and extra wires on his dash, so he installed a new Kenwood receiver and Kenwood speakers in his 2001 Dodge Ram.