SiriusXM Introduces the Lynx Portable Radio, the First SiriusXM 2.0 Radio that Offers

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  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


    Lynx stores up to 200 hours of satellite radio programming for later playback
    Replay 5 hours of SiriusXM Internet Radio programming, start shows from the beginning and pause, skip forward and rewind previously broadcast content
    Enjoy SiriusXM streamed to Bluetooth® stereo speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo systems or the Lynx LH1 Home Kit
    Allows future functionality and feature updates via Wi-Fi®
    Lynx now for sale at and and available soon at retailers nationwide

    Sirius XM Radio today introduced the*SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio, the first SiriusXM 2.0 radio that offers new features and receives an expanded channel lineup via satellite and Internet.

    Lynx is the most advanced radio ever from SiriusXM, able to receive the new expanded*SiriusXM 2.0 channel lineup of commercial-free music, sports, and comedy that includes*SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. Lynx is built with a flexible architecture which allows for new features and capabilities to be added through software updates.

    “Lynx gives subscribers the expanded SiriusXM 2.0 content lineup and advanced features, enabling time shifting and storage of content, offering listeners more control over the programming they subscribe to,” said*Jim Meyer, President, Operations and Sales, SiriusXM.* “Lynx will offer even more options to manage our exclusive and expertly curated content through future software updates.”

    SiriusXM 2.0 is a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM’s satellite and Internet delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio, and data services.

    Lynx gives subscribers more control over how they listen to SiriusXM satellite radio, allowing them to start a song from the beginning when tuning to a Favorite music channel or store broadcast content to listen to later.* Subscribers can also restart their favorite content while connected to SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi®.* Subscribers can control their listening experience easily using the large touch screen display.** Lynx can stream SiriusXM content to Bluetooth stereo speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo systems or optional accessories for the home, vehicle or portable use.* Lynx is based on the Android operating system and is fully updatable via a Wi-Fi connection.

    SiriusXM Lynx is available now at* or* at an MSRP of*$249.99.* Lynx will be available soon at retail stores nationwide.

    Lynx offers key SiriusXM 2.0 features for satellite radio when docked with the optional Lynx LV1 Vehicle Kit or Lynx LH1 Home Kit, including:

    • Tune Startâ„¢: Automatically starts the currently playing song from the beginning so listeners will hear the whole song when tuning to any of their satellite radio music channels saved as a Favorite channel.
    • Radio Replays: Subscribers can build a library of up to 200 hours of programming from their Favorite satellite radio channels which are automatically recorded to allow for playback anywhere.
    • Pause, Rewind and Replay: Listeners can replay up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content on the currently tuned channel, and also access replay content on 5 favorite preset channels currently displayed.
    • Featured Favoritesâ„¢:* A dynamic set of presets that can be automatically added as favorite channels, allowing users to easily discover new and specialty programming.
    • Show Finderâ„¢: An easy-to-use electronic programming guide offering a complete list of what’s on over the next 7 days by channel, with the ability to set reminder alerts when favorite shows are being broadcast.
    Lynx also offers SiriusXM 2.0 features for listening to SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi networks at home, office or accessible hotspot, including:

    • Start Now allows subscribers to go back 5 hours to select and listen to previously broadcast programming.
    • View program information, album art and read artist bios.
    • Rewind to hear programming again or skip forward to hear what’s playing next.
    • Pause live radio and pick up right where the listener left off
    • Access to Show Finderâ„¢, the electronic programming guide.
    The SiriusXM Lynx LV1 Vehicle Kit gives subscribers everything needed to listen to satellite radio in the vehicle.* Drivers and passengers can browse and quickly tune channels with a convenient rotary control knob. *An Aux-In Cable is included to facilitate audio connection in vehicles that have audio systems with an auxiliary input connection.* The LV1 can also connect to Bluetooth Audio-enabled systems, or through the vehicles existing radio using SiriusXM’s*PowerConnect transmitter.*The vehicle kit also charges Lynx while docked.* The Lynx vehicle kit is available at an MSRP of*$69.99.

    The SiriusXM Lynx LH1 Home Kit gives subscribers everything needed to listen to SiriusXM satellite radio or Internet radio in the home or office.* Subscribers can connect to a home audio system with easy, do-it-yourself set up and stream SiriusXM from Lynx to the home kit with Bluetooth.* The Lynx home kit is available at an MSRP of*$69.99.

    Lynx receives the new array of channels, added to the already ground-breaking and award-winning SiriusXM programming lineup. The expanded channel selection includes new commercial-free music* plus new sports and comedy channels including channels created with the*Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,*ESPN SportsCenter, and*Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as*Carlin’s Corner featuring albums, concerts and comedy from the archives of the legendary*George Carlin.

    SiriusXM Lynx also receives the full*SiriusXM Latino channel lineup.* SiriusXM Latino is the most comprehensive Latin programming lineup available to radio listeners, including exclusive commercial-free music channels and a wide variety of music genres, including tropical, salsa, merengue, Latin pop hits, Latin hip-hop, Latin rock classics and more.

    Listeners will also get 24/7 news and talk from*RadioFormula Mexico, the leading radio broadcaster from*Mexico; sexy, smart, refined and exclusive adult programming showcasing Latin talent on*Playboy Radio en Espanol; and Spanish-language coverage of world-class professional sports on multiple Deportes en Vivo channels. SiriusXM Latino will also include Cristina Radio from iconic talk show host*Cristina Saralegui, and featuring lifestyle, health and family programming for Latinas. Cristina Radio, produced by*National Latino Broadcasting, is launching in the coming months.

    View the original Article at Digital Radio Magazine or discuss it here.
  2. SXMN

    SXMN Member

    I'm not seeing any info about the "Love" button. Maybe a future software update.

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  3. jazzmo

    jazzmo New Member

    Yes, I have been looking through the full user manual. No love button. Not a big issue for me, but it is a nice feature. I also think it will be eventually added via an update at some point.
  4. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    I have like but no love for the Lynx. I'm encouraged by the distribution of the units and hope TSS can fill it's pre-orders soon. I'm sure I'm not the only poster who's waiting on the future of the heart shaped function.
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    You're right on that one. They did get 5 hours of internet buffering, and the full 200 hours of live sat buffering. (If I remember right, it was either 25 or 50 hours before, with no internet buffering.)

    This thing is still looking really sweet even without the love button. I'll bet we see it again via update. Android was the best move they could have made.

    Hopefully I'm pretty high up on the TSS waiting list and they get the docks in the same shipment. :dj2:
  6. MUSCLE13

    MUSCLE13 Member

    Really bad. No love button means there is absolutely no way I spend 300 bucks for this when I can get 2.0 on a smartphone.
  7. jazzmo

    jazzmo New Member

    I understand that. Myself, I dont have a smartphone and dont want one, so this appeals to me.
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I hear ya, but I can't fart around with my phone for 10 hours a day while I'm coming and going from my cube at work. Dock and go is the best/easiest for me. Love will (probably) come along via update. The press release mentioned in a couple of places that it's updateable and new features can be added. I'm expecting that more cool stuff is ahead for us.
  9. MUSCLE13

    MUSCLE13 Member

    I expect what will be added as Twice magazine reported months ago, and which I think is more important than the love button, is On Demand channel audio channels. Like accessible Howard shows from last 2 weeks or countdown shows from the music channels going back a month. The type of concept Howard TV currently has where you can pick and choose shows. But I also expect that will be available on the net and the apps. In fact Twice said On Demand would be an internet feature.

    So I think the radio will be very similar to the 2.0 internet app and thus the radio holds absolutely no appeal for me. I will use my smartphone.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It's all good. Options are what make this stuff so great. If I wasn't camped out in a cubicle for the better part of the day, my phone might be a better choice for me too.
  11. MUSCLE13

    MUSCLE13 Member

    You can't listen on your pc or laptop in your cubicle?

    My point is without differentiation from the internet player or app, why buy a $300 radio? I won't be buying it. The smartphone and computer player are much more logical options.
  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    They killed streaming services during office hours. :bam:
    I could listen for a couple hours after 5:00 on line, but that's about it.

    I also find a portable easier to use in the car. Dock and go, no wires or fussing around starting the app. No hassle when I need to make a phone call or use my phones navigator either. It's just easier for my needs and whatnot.
  13. MUSCLE13

    MUSCLE13 Member

    Understood. Seems like this will work for you. I am looking for differentiation.
  14. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I really wanted to love button. 200 hours of Content and the only thing that can fill it is radio replays? Ouch. I love radio replays as my SL2, but only as a backup. If this thing cans till buffer/record radio replays of 5 channels at once that'd be okay i suppose, but I have a hefty library of songs loved on my Sl2 and was looking forward to populating my future Lynx library. I understand this can be added later if things get worked out, but..Still, disheartening.
  15. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I found that I listened to loved tunes less and less over time. I'd be happy if (to get us started at least) they had a way to save song names and artists so you could buy them later through Amazon or iTunes. It's got to be a really easy app to write, and would probably be a good bargaining chip for negotiations with the RIAA.
  16. Satradiodude

    Satradiodude Active Member

    Can someone please explain the difference between the requested "love" button vs. "radio replay" I thought they were the same- unless I am missing something.- thnx
  17. shabadoo25

    shabadoo25 Member

    The love button lets you build a song library. Radio replays are recordings of a particular channel for later playback.
  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    My guess is that the record company negotiations are ongoing and they dropped the love button to be able to release now and not wait for the conclusion of the negotiations. When they are have an agreement, love will re-appear in its agreed upon form via update.
  19. Satradiodude

    Satradiodude Active Member

    Thnx- so the "radio replay" is the 5 hour block of each of the favorites if activated?
    If so- then I think they could of at least added the "memo" button for favorite songs and have a SW download in the near future- perhaps this is where the "on demand" aspect will come into place with a SW download via a ala-carte fee?- Just a guess....
  20. jazzmo

    jazzmo New Member

    I think you are right. From the point of view of SiriusXM, why hold up the device when it can be updated later. They needed to get it to market.

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