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You Will Need
- Internet access
- XM Radio trial account
- XM car radio
- Professional installer
- XM Radio paid account
Get a free XM Radio Online trial
Sign up for a free 7-day XM Radio Online trial online. No credit card is needed. Sample most XM programs before you decide to buy.
Decide how you want to listen to XM
Decide how you want to listen to XM Radio. Listen online with a paying account; or listen in your car, on your smartphone, or at home with a tuner.
Buy an XM car radio
Buy an XM car radio at a retail store, or online via the XM Radio Shop. Or if you have recently bought a new car, you may be able to get an XM Radio through the dealer.
Activate XM Radio in your car
Call XM Radio's Listener Care Service to activate XM Radio in your car. If you don't have XM radio built-in, have your car retailer recommend an installer.
Activate your XM Radio account online
Activate your XM Radio account online. Create a username and password, and enter your XM Radio ID. Also include credit card or other payment info.
Check if the activation process is complete
Check if the activation process is complete. Scroll through the channels in sequence. For a home XM radio, point the antenna at a south-facing window.