What are satellite radio boomboxes and compact sound systems?
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With a compatible boombox, you can listen to your Dock & Play satellite radio just about anywhere.
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.
You can use the SiriusXM app on your smartphone or tablet to enjoy your satellite radio on a portable speaker system.
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.
Compact sound systems are a great choice for a bookshelf or a table.
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.
Best Sellers in Satellite Radio Installation
iDatalink Maestro SAT1
Satellite radio antenna adapter — use your vehicle's factory satellite radio antenna with the SiriusXM tuner
FM Direct Adapter
Provides a direct connection for a Dock & Play satellite radio to your FM radio
SiriusXM SXDV3 Car Kit
Listen to your SiriusXM Dock & Play tuner while you drive (subscription sold separately by SiriusXM)