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Sirius XM Radio Integrates Seamlessly with Niveus Windows 7 Media Center

Known for its wide array of integrated content and services, Niveus has added Sirius XM Internet radio to its Windows Media Center interface


Sirius Internet radio looks just like other Niveus apps. Who'da thunk it was a plug-in?
Julie Jacobson · January 13, 2010

Niveus Media, one of the original developers of Windows Media Center systems for the channel, has added Sirius XM satellite radio to its content offerings.

To be sure, you can access Sirius XM via other Media Center interfaces, but none looks quite like this one.

Niveus is well known for taking traditional services – like home control, movie management and multizone content distribution – and wrapping them into a seamless Media Center interface.

“You’ll notice it looks a lot like our Niveus Movie Library,” says Niveus CEO Tim Cutting. “Like our other apps, it’s exclusively for the Niveus Media Center but works with all of our systems, including the [entry-level] Zone.”

Cutting adds that the Sirius app was the “one glaring missing piece from our entertainment solution.”

Niveus worked closely with Sirius to ensure customers would have the same experience with Internet radio as they currently enjoy with other Niveus apps.

The Niveus Sirius XM solution is a plug-in for Windows 7 Media Center. Users can navigate through satellite radio logos in high def via Niveus servers, and even save their favorite channels.

Existing Sirius subscribers can add an Internet radio subscription for $2.99 per month; otherwise, a subscription to Sirius Internet radio costs $12.95 per month.

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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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