SiriusXM Edge First 2.0 Satellite Radio
The unannounced SiriusXM Lynx receiver was looking likely to be the first SiriusXM 2.0 device, but SiriusXM has trumped themselves with the announcement of the SiriusXM Edge Dock and Play Radio. The Edge lacks the touchscreen and Android OS of the Lynx, but it does tap into SiriusXM 2.0’s Xtra Channels, an expanded lineup of radio stations. The Edge will ship with advanced DVR style capabilities, a host of preset buttons, and dedicated buttons for switching directly to local weather and traffic, but SiriusXM is also promising to continue to expand their services, so it should be interesting to see how the $140 Edge evolves.
“We are excited to begin the SiriusXM 2.0 rollout with the new Edge radio,” said Jim Meyer, president, of operations and sales at SiriusXM, in a statement. “Edge will be available at 2,500 retail locations by the holiday shopping season. Additional radios and features in upcoming phases of 2.0 will bring even more content and capabilities to our satellite and internet platforms, all providing exciting complements to our core radio services for subscribers.”