The last time it was free, I checked it out - I wasn't impressed...
I can't imagine paying anything for this type of service, since it loses signal far too often and there's a lot of mediocre content too. Are there any subscribers out there who find value in it? Just curious, as perhaps my experience with it is atypical...
My guess is that millennials are completely uninterested in SiriusXM, which doesn't bode well for the company. However, I'm not a millennial, so maybe I haven't a clue
I'm not a millennial either but to make a long story short, after getting enough nag snail mail and finally a low enough price, I gave in.
There is NO WAY I'd pay the full price of $15.99 + taxes and fees for XM Select (https://www.siriusxm.com/ourmostpopularpackages
?). The service is NOT worth that $ for the so-so sound quality. But, it almost never drops out for me. About the only places that happens are when going under overpasses.
But, when I got deals like $20 + taxes and royalties = $22.77 for 5 months, that's ok. That was long ago and the prices have gone up since. My most recent re-subscription was for $24.99 + taxes and royalties = $28.46. That's ok with me. When my subscription is about to auto-renew at full price, it means I have to call them to ask them for the same or similar deal or I'm canceling. People on Tivocommunity do that all the time. There's a long running thread there: https://www.tivocommunity.com/community ... xm.473941/
. (You need to be a free member to see it.) Apparently, we have a similar thread here but it's not as active: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=13664
If it eventually rises to much above $6/mo with fees, then I'd think twice about it or look into turning it off at certain points (e.g. vacation, not restarting until I'm thru the TWiT podcast for the week, etc.)
I do like having the instant access to certain genres I like, variety and music discovery. I found quite a few songs I like thanks to SiriusXM. Some I've bought thru other means (e.g. iTunes, Amazon) and others I've added to a Spotify playlist.
It looks like I've renewed for 5 or 6 months subscriptions at least 5 or 6 times. I took advantage of the free trial on my original Leaf. On my current used Leaf, somehow the previous driver/dealer never activated the free trial, so the CSR set me up with free unused month at one point when I was nearing cancellation.