Google has been adding a lot of service integrations to make the assistant feature-rich in addition to being something more than a traditional digital assistant. Today, Google announced the SiriusXM radio integration with Google Assistant.
With Google Assistant’s integration. SiriusXM shall be able to expand its availability to smart devices like Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and any other devices that support Google Assistant.
It is not yet available but you can start accessing the service from next week onwards. In case you are not aware, SiriusXM is one of the most popular broadcaster providers for satellite radios on cars.
And, now, after acquiring Pandora, they have extended their services to the smartphones as well.
You will have to trigger the service by saying something like – “Hey Google, play Howard 100 on SiriusXM”. Or, you can also play a specific channel from the service (if you know the names).
If you cannot find the option right now, there is nothing to worry about. You can easily check the option within the Assistant settings.
It is also worth noting that it will be only available in the U.S and Canada. The support for Canadian French is around the corner – but not at this instant.
If you have created a new account via Google Home with the help of Google Assistant, you might get the chance to try SiriusXM for a 3-months trial period. Considering that it is only for the eligible customers, it is not a bad deal at all.
What do you think about this? Is SiriusXM something that you often use? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.