What are satellite radio boomboxes and compact sound systems?
Enjoy your SiriusXM programming wherever you go
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Some Dock & Play satellite radios will work with compatible boomboxes. Basically, a boombox consists of dock for the radio, an antenna, and a pair of speakers.
You can plug a boombox into the wall at home (a power adapter is included), or put in batteries and carry it around with you. This makes a boombox ideal for outdoor events like picnics and tailgate parties. Some boomboxes have other features, like an auxiliary input for connecting an MP3 player.
With a compatible boombox, you can listen to your Dock & Play satellite radio just about anywhere.
Download the SiriusXM app to your portable device, and you can also enjoy your satellite radio on a variety of portable speakers. Many offer an auxiliary input to connect your device, but several are now including Bluetooth® to work with your portable wirelessly.
You can use the SiriusXM app on your smartphone or tablet to enjoy your satellite radio on a portable speaker system.
Compact systems function much the same way as a boombox, but are meant for a more permanent installation, such as on a bookshelf or table.
Compact sound systems are a great choice for a bookshelf or a table.