Starting next week, the hundreds of channels of SiriusXM will be available for streaming with Google Assistant, making them easily accessible on smart speakers such as the Nest Mini or smart screens such as the Nest Hub. The feature is available in both the US and Canada, and you can request channels with commands such as "Hey Google, play Howard 100 on SiriusXM" or "Hey Google, play The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM".
SiriusXM has been available on Alexa for a while now and the two companies even worked together last year to offer three months of free service to anyone who signed up via Amazon & # 39; s portal. This time, Google offers a similar three-month SiriusXM test for anyone who buys a Google Nest speaker or Smart Display.
You must be a SiriusXM subscriber to access the service, but Google has confirmed this The edge that the feature works with all service packages, including the $ 8 per month Essential bundle launched earlier this year.
Initially, the feature will only relate to audio content, but over time, Google and SiriusXM plan to expand the service with video content such as in-studio performances and interviews that are visible on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart screens. Ultimately, the companies hope to make the service available to Canadian-French speakers.
SiriusXM is available alongside a number of other radio services on Google Assistant, including TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Radio.com.