Satellite radio

General information

The channels are offered in predefined packages.

The packages must be enabled by telephone.

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The functions of the navigation bar symbols can

The functions of the navigation bar symbols can also be stored on the programmable memory buttons.

Managing a subscription

To be able to enable or unsubscribe from the channels, you must have reception. It is usually at its best when you have an unobstructed view of the sky. The channel name is displayed in the status line.

Enabling channels

The Unsubscribed Channels category contains all disabled channels.

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. "Category"

4. Select the Unsubscribed Channels category.

4. Select the Unsubscribed Channels category.
5. Select the desired channel.

The phone number and an electronic serial number, ESN, are displayed.

6. Select the phone number to have the channel enabled.

You can unsubscribe from the channels again

You can unsubscribe from the channels again via this phone number.

Unsubscribing from channels

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Manage subscription"

5. The phone number and an electronic serial

5. The phone number and an electronic serial number, ESN, are displayed.
6. Call Sirius to unsubscribe from the channels.

Selecting channels

You can only listen to enabled channels.

The selected channel is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Via iDrive

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Select "All channels" or the desired category.
4. Select the desired channel.

Via the buttons on the center console

Via the buttons on the center console

Press the button.

The next channel is selected.

Via direct channel entry

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. 4. Turn the controller until the desired channel "Set channel"
4. Turn the controller until the desired channel is reached and press the controller.

Storing a channel

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the desired category.
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
6. Press the controller again to confirm the highlighted channel.

7. Select the desired memory location.

The channels are stored for the remote control currently in use.

The channels can also be stored on the programmable memory buttons.

Changing the list view

The list view changes every time the first symbol on the navigation bar is pressed.

Information on the channel is displayed.

Selecting a category

Selecting a category

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. 4. Select the desired category. "Category"
4. Select the desired category.

Timeshift

Approx. one hour of the program being broadcast on the channel currently being listened to is stored in a buffer. Prerequisite: the signal must be available.

The stored audio track can be played with a delay following the live broadcast. When the buffer is full, the older tracks are overwritten. The buffer is cleared when a new channel is selected.

Opening the timeshift function

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. "Replay - Time shift"

► The red arrow shows the current playback

► The red arrow shows the current playback position.
► The time difference to the live broadcast is displayed next to the buffer bar.

For live transmissions: "live".

Timeshift menu

Automatic timeshift

Automatic timeshift

When the function is activated, audio playback is stopped automatically in the event of:

► Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
► Activation of the voice activation system.
► Muting.

The audio playback then continues with a time delay.

To activate:

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.  4.  "Automatic time shift" "Replay - Time shift"
4. To deactivate:  "Automatic time "Automatic time shift"

To deactivate: shift". "Automatic time shift".

Storing favorites

Up to 30 favorites can be stored in the favorites list. Available favorites are artist, track, game, league, and team.

Storing the artist, track, or game

It is only possible to store favorites that are currently being broadcast. The channel information must be available.

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the desired category.
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
6. Select the artist, track, or game.

Storing the league or team

Leagues or teams can be added to the favorites from a selection list.

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. 4. "Add sports information" "Manage favorites"
4. "Add sports information"

5. Select the league.

5. Select the league.
6. Select "Add all teams" or the desired team.

Opening the favorites

If an activated favorite is played back, the following message appears for approx. 20 seconds:

"Favorite alert".

Select the symbol while the message is shown. "Favorites"

Select the symbol while the message is shown.

The displayed favorite is played.

The displayed favorite is played.

If there is no message, the system changes to the My Favorites category. All favorites currently being broadcast can be selected from a list.

Managing the favorites

Activating/deactivating the f

Favorites can be activated and deactivated globally and individually.

1. "Satellite radio"
2. 3. Select "Activate alert" or the desired favorites. "Manage favorites"
3. Select "Activate alert" or the desired favorites.

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Deleting favorites

1. "Satellite radio"
2. 3. Highlight the desired favorite. "Manage favorites"
3. Highlight the desired favorite.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry"

Traffic Jump

Traffic and weather information for a selected region is broadcast every few minutes.

Selecting a region

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Set jump"
5. Select the desired region.

The region is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Activating/deactivating the jump

1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Information for the selected region is broadcast "Jump to:" Information for the selected region is broadcast as soon as it is available.

A new panel opens.

Canceling the Traffic Jump: "Cancel".

Select one of the symbols to deactivate Traffic

Select one of the symbols to deactivate Traffic Jump.

Automatic update

About twice a year, Sirius performs an update of the channel names and positions. The update takes place automatically and may take several minutes.

Notes

► Reception may not be available in some situations, such as under certain environmental or topographic conditions. The satellite radio has no influence on this.
► The signal may not be available in tunnels or underground garages next to tall buildings or near trees, mountains or other powerful sources of radio interference.

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