Howard Stern announces free access to full SiriusXM streaming content through May 15

Stream Free gives access to 200+ ad-free music channels, live news, COVID-19 updates, faith-based programming, comedy, sports talk, and political channels, plus On Demand content.

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SiriusXM Editor
March 31, 2020

Looking for something to help pass the time during this period of isolation? Starting today, SiriusXM will offer free access to its full lineup of premier streaming content to listeners in North America through May 15.

Howard Stern kicked off the unprecedented Stream Free access this morning while hosting The Howard Stern Show from his home (on Channel 100). Hear all-new episodes of Stern’s show live from his “bunker” On Demand below.While SiriusXM Select and All Access subscribers already have access to this wealth of content included with their subscriptions, now anyone who is not already a subscriber can download the SiriusXM app or click below to start listening free of charge, with no credit card or commitment required.

Listeners will have free access to more than 300 channels of programming, featuring the acclaimed Howard Stern Show, hundreds of exclusive ad-free music channels, and vital news and information sources. SiriusXM is also adding entirely new curated content and bringing back some beloved music channels by top artists.

#StayHomeRadio (Ch. 179) will launch on April 1 and feature feature happy and uplifting songs from artists like Lizzo and Coldplay to P!nk and Bob Marley.

And to coincide with this added time at home, starting on April 1, SiriusXM is bringing back The Billy Joel Channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, and introducing a new channel playing the Top 1,000 songs across multiple genres.

Billy Joel’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, The Billy Joel Channel (Ch. 30), features music spanning his decades-long career (including songs from his live and studio albums) and exclusive stories told by Joel himself. Throughout the month, the channel will also air Billy Joel: An Evening of Questions and Answers…and a little music too, which was recorded last year at the Faena Theater in Miami.

Dave Matthews Band Radio (Ch. 176) will present music from the band’s extensive career, along with exclusive, never-before-heard interview content, and encore airings and highlights from Dave’s recent Pay It Forward: Live performance streamed from his home and simulcast live on SiriusXM. Dave’s “live from home” performance can be heard in full on Wednesday, April 1 at 5pm; Thursday, April 2 at 2pm ET; Friday, April 3 at 8pm ET; and through the weekend. The channel will also bring back the Friday Night Concert Series, featuring a complete show from the Dave Matthews Band’s archives each week at 8pm ET. While the band is off the road, the Friday Night Concert Series will feature standout shows including the band’s 2018 and 2019 tour, originally heard live exclusively on SiriusXM.

The Top 1,000 Channel (Ch. 177) will bring a new genre countdown every two weeks at 10am ET, kicking off with the Top 1,000 Classic Rock Songs and followed by the top 1,000 Oldies songs, Alternative Rock songs (from the ’80s to today), Country songs, R&B songs, Hard Rock songs, and Hip-Hop songs.

SiriusXM’s ad-free music channels offer a wide variety of choices, from favorites like The Highway, SiriusXM Hits 1, and our decades channels, to artist-backed channels such as The Beatles Channel, Pearl Jam Radio, Grateful Dead Channel, LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, The Garth Channel, and Eminem’s Shade45. In addition, music lovers can hear many online-only channels, including more than 100 Xtra music channels curated for any mood, occasion, or activity, as well as specially curated channels geared toward “relaxing-at-home” listening. On top of sharing nonstop music for any taste, SiriusXM is also home to more than 200 channel hosts who serve as trusted companions to millions of North Americans currently in their homes.

Aside from music, listeners can hear live news from major outlets — CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC World Service, and more — and receive valuable information from channels such as Doctor Radio (powered by NYU Langone Health) and Business Radio. For other topical talk, SiriusXM features inspirational and faith-based channels, multiple comedy channels, and dynamic sports commentary (including Mad Dog Sports Radio).

SiriusXM’s entertainment channels, including Radio Andy and SiriusXM Stars, bring fans daily coverage of the latest in pop culture, celebrities, and lifestyle. Listeners can tune in to hear live shows from SiriusXM hosts such as Andy Cohen, Jenny McCarthy, Jess Cagle, Jeff Lewis, Bevy Smith, Michelle Collins, and more.

The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, personalized stations powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with over 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews, and audio documentaries. Listeners can access the app on mobile phones, tablets, and computers, as well as a wide variety of connected devices in the home — including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers, and more.