Getting signed up for a satellite radio service will generally require buying a subscription. Once that’s done, the only other thing needed is a satellite radio receiver that’s designed to pick up the service in question. When it comes to most satellite companies, the options in receivers are pretty broad, allowing listeners to tune in just about anywhere.
When buying a satellite radio receiver from a company other than the provider itself, do make certain the device will work with the service you have chosen. Beyond that, the options available to receive these signals is pretty amazing.
Let’s look at some of the most common satellite radio receiver possibilities:
* Built in car receiver. Many automobile makers include satellite radio receiver models in their newer vehicles. Sometimes subscriptions are even offered along with the purchase. These receivers come with the stock radio receiver in the vehicles, which means if a replacement is chosen, the satellite radio receiver might need to be replaced, as well.
* Plug-in car receiver. Some satellite radio receiver models are fairly portable, but still meant for automobile use. These can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, so they go where ever their owner does. There are even some that work with car radios and other portable type radios, too. This means a person can listen in their car and then unplug for connection in the office or at home on a boom box or other radio device.
* Home receiver. Some satellite radio receiver options include those that are meant for in-home use. These either hook up to a regular radio or stereo system or are standalone to provide satellite radio reception at home.
* Portable devices. Many different portable devices are now being designed to double as satellite radio receiver models. This means MP3 players, for example, can play stored music or tune into options on the satellite.
* Computers. Most major satellite radio companies allow customers’ home computers to double as a satellite radio receiver. This allows streaming music or programming over a broadband connection. This type of receiver is generally allowed for use even when a subscription is purchased for a single vehicle.
The choices of satellite radio receiver models just keeps getting better and better. As these services continue to grow and gain in popularity, it’s not inconceivable satellite radio will be found on just about any electronic device imaginable.