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SiriusXM 2.0 Details Announced Service Launches Later in 2011

SiriusXM has announced that they will be revamping their system and upgrading it to version 2.0.  SiriusXM 2.0 will bring an on demand like interface to the service, which will allow users to build custom channels that aren’t too different from a service like Pandora.  Fans of particular shows like Howard Stern will be able to pause, rewind, or even queue up certain shows to listen to in the 2.0 version of the satellite service.  Unfortunately, if you want this kind of action it looks like you’ll have to buy some new radios.  I doubt that SiriusXM 2.0 will have any type of legacy support, and it has already been confirmed that car models will not even be able to offer the 2.0 service until 2013.  At this point in time I’m taking a “sounds neat but do I really need it approach”, but once the service launches I’ll definitely be interested in seeing my options.  How about you?  You’ve been thinking that you don’t want to spend anymore money on satellite radio hardware…

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.