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Pandora picks up WTF with Marc Maron and other Stitcher podcasts as SiriusXM finalizes acquisition

Pandora picks up WTF with Marc Maron and other Stitcher podcasts as SiriusXM finalizes acquisition

The podcasting arms race has ratcheted up another notch as satellite radio company SiriusXM has completed its acquisition of podcast production and advertising behemoth Stitcher from E.W. Scripps for $325 million. It's a big deal business-wise, but for listeners, it also means that Sirius's Pandora app is getting a cadre of top podcasts in its catalogue.

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SiriusXM is buying podcasting platform Stitcher for $325 million

SiriusXM is buying podcasting platform Stitcher for $325 million

SiriusXM is one of the most popular satellite radio services in the US. However, the growth of paid radio subscribers is falling as free offerings like podcasts find more popularity than ever before. In an effort to ride the wave, SiriusXM has announced its acquisition of Stitcher, a mainstay in the world of podcasting.

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Paid Google Assistant radio services starting to roll out, beginning with SiriusXM

Paid Google Assistant radio services starting to roll out, beginning with SiriusXM

You've been able to listen to the radio via the Google Assistant for quite some time already — in fact, Home devices have supported TuneIn since launch. The company is now adding an option to integrate paid radio services such as SiriusXM to the Assistant by rolling out a dedicated radio section in the Assistant's Services tab.

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Google Assistant receives SiriusXM integration

Google Assistant receives SiriusXM integration

SirusXM is best known as a broadcast provider for satellite radios in cars, but the company expanded its business to smartphones long ago and recently bought the streaming platform Pandora. Now SiriusXM has teamed up with Google to bring its lineup of radio stations to the Assistant across all of Google's devices. This should drastically expand the number of radio stations available on the company's smart home speakers.

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SiriusXM app adds Chromecast support, though it seems to have some bugs

SiriusXM app adds Chromecast support, though it seems to have some bugs

SiriusXM users have been asking for Chromecast support for years, and at long last, their prayers have been answered. Unfortunately, the long-awaited functionality appears to have quite a few problems, with several Play Store reviews with complaints about it.

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SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

Pandora has largely been overshadowed by Spotify in the world of music streaming, but it's still alive and kicking. Back in August, Pandora Premium support was finally added to Google Assistant, and T-Mobile began giving customers a year of Pandora Plus. Now the company has been acquired in an all-stock transaction by SiriusXM, valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

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SiriusXM's app now works with Android Auto

SiriusXM's app now works with Android Auto

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SiriusXM quietly arrives on Android TV

SiriusXM quietly arrives on Android TV

SiriusXM is a satellite/internet radio company, which has offered an Android smartphone app since 2010. The company has also embraced Android's other form factors - a Google TV app is still live on the Play Store. An Android TV version is now widely available, with seemingly no announcement from the company.

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SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the car monitoring company

SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the car monitoring company

This is a bit of perplexing news. Automatic, maker of car monitoring software and hardware, has just announced that it has sold itself to SiriusXM, subscription-based provider of satellite radio. The connection between the two companies' services might not make sense at first glance, but there is one.

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SiriusXM Gets A New Look For Version 3.0, But Users Say The Update Is Full Of Bugs

SiriusXM Gets A New Look For Version 3.0, But Users Say The Update Is Full Of Bugs

The makers of SiriusXM's Android client, an Internet version of the notable satellite radio streams, seem to take positive delight in ignoring Android design guidelines. Before today, the app looked like a lazy port of the iOS version... and the iOS version wasn't exactly a looker to start with.

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SiriusXM for Android, circa 2014. Or possibly RealPlayer for Windows Mobile, circa 2004. It's hard to tell.

The updated version of the app doesn't exactly look like Material Design, or even Holo (apparently said app developers aren't Android Police readers), but at least it looks like something designed this decade.

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