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The Google Assistant will start integrating SiriusXM soon

SiriusXM content will become playable on Google Nest products soon. (Source: SiriusXM)
SiriusXM content will become playable on Google Nest products soon. (Source: SiriusXM)
Google and SiriusXM have partnered in order to enable streaming of the latter on smart speakers from the former. In addition, the content provider's subscribers will be able to activate and control their channels by asking the Assistant on their phones to do so. This update will start rolling out shortly in the US and Canada.

The popular streaming app SiriusXM has announced a partnership with Google by which its subscribers can start to control their content using the Assistant. This may involve calling up specific channels, which are available in their hundreds on SiriusXM and cover a wide variety of categories, including music, news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment.

The service also offers video content, which will also become available to those Google smart-home products with screens, such as the Nest Hub Max. SiriusXM customers will also be able to start and control their content by activating their Assistant-powered speakers from the same brand.

Google and SiriusXM also intend to set up promotional tie-ins with the purchase of new Home or Nest Hub smart speakers. For example, eligible buyers may be offered 3 months' worth of access to the platform for free, whereas pre-existing customers may get the same if they upgrade to a SiriusXM All Access or Premier Streaming account.

This new partnership should take effect from next week (starting November 4, 2019) and will roll out to English-language users in the US and Canada at first.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10-31 (Update: 2019-10-31)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.