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I received an email from Sirius XM Canada welcoming me to my 3-month FREE trail, & there was an end date & an account #. The email says that I can now start using SIRIUS XM in my 2021 Volvo XC40. I set up the account & installed the app on my computer & smartphone - all good. When it came to the car, the XM app is not installed, & the app cannot be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Nice lady at XM Canada support centre knew which car I have & was surprised that the app was not on board. She said they could mail me an XM radio device for about $24 - - this device would plug into the 12 volt socket - - well that's not FREE, so I said no. Now I am asking the dealer if they will install the app for me - - no reply yet.
It really seems disorganized & disjointed for SIRIUS XM to send an email telling me I have started a 3-month FREE trial & that it is ready to go in my 2021 Volvo XC40, when clearly the car is NOT ready for it. Volvo & SIRIUS XM need to get their poop in a group - soon !!
 

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I got a letter from SiriusXM that explained that while my car had the hardware, the software wasn't ready yet, so Volvo was giving me a 12 month free trial. The catch is that it is an All Access trial, but only streaming until an update later on that gets the hardware in the car working.

I stream from the app on my phone, but it would be nice to have an app in the Google Play Store that could be installed in the car.
 

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Now I am asking the dealer if they will install the app for me - - no reply yet.
Since the XM app for Android Automotive OS isn’t expected to be released until Q3 2021, then no - your dealer cannot install it for you.

My dealer was very clear with me the XM car app was not yet released.
 

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Since the XM app for Android Automotive OS isn’t expected to be released until Q3 2021, then no - your dealer cannot install it for you.

My dealer was very clear with me the XM car app was not yet released.
Strange that the SIRIUS XM radio email states clearly that my free trial has started & that it is ready to go in my 2021 Volvo XC40.
There is a glaring disjoint between XM & Volvo.
My dealer also said that XM would be coming later, so why would XM tell me today that it's ready - in my Volvo ?
 

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My dealer also said that XM would be coming later, so why would XM tell me today that it's ready - in my Volvo ?
I would be shocked if the SiriusXM marketing people had the slightest idea that there's a difference between a 2021 Volvo XC40 and a 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge.
 

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The SIRIUS XM support centre knew exactly which car I had - the XC40 recharge. They were surprised that the XM app was not installed & that was the problem.
 

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My dealership was also very clear that Sirius/XM was not yet available/functional for the Recharge when I bought it -- in fact, I had to sign a paper with a list of the features that are not yet available.
 

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I received an email from Sirius XM Canada welcoming me to my 3-month FREE trail, & there was an end date & an account #. The email says that I can now start using SIRIUS XM in my 2021 Volvo XC40. I set up the account & installed the app on my computer & smartphone - all good. When it came to the car, the XM app is not installed, & the app cannot be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Nice lady at XM Canada support centre knew which car I have & was surprised that the app was not on board. She said they could mail me an XM radio device for about $24 - - this device would plug into the 12 volt socket - - well that's not FREE, so I said no. Now I am asking the dealer if they will install the app for me - - no reply yet.
It really seems disorganized & disjointed for SIRIUS XM to send an email telling me I have started a 3-month FREE trial & that it is ready to go in my 2021 Volvo XC40, when clearly the car is NOT ready for it. Volvo & SIRIUS XM need to get their poop in a group - soon !!
I just rec'd that email from SiriusXM as well - my understanding is that Volvo will not be providing activating software until late 2021 - so the free three months will be useless - have a dealer appointment tomorrow so will ask about this.
 

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I think there are 2 different things that we're waiting for? Not sure if we're getting both, or just #2:

1) native Sirius XM satellite reception using built-in hardware & satellite antenna. This would depend on Volvo updating the car software, not just some app in the Google Play Store. Should work everywhere you can see the satellites. Seems like this is late 2021 at best, if its happening at all.

2) a Sirius XM internet streaming app for Android Automative OS, similar to what's already available on phones. Should be deliverable thru Google Play Store. Really not much different from existing Spotify app, which allows me to link my car to existing Spotify subscription/account. Biggest drawback is no service in places without cellular internet coverage. Not clear when this is available - per original post, perhaps SiriusXM thinks this should be here already?
 

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I think there are 2 different things that we're waiting for? Not sure if we're getting both, or just #2:

1) native Sirius XM satellite reception using built-in hardware & satellite antenna. This would depend on Volvo updating the car software, not just some app in the Google Play Store. Should work everywhere you can see the satellites. Seems like this is late 2021 at best, if its happening at all.

2) a Sirius XM internet streaming app for Android Automative OS, similar to what's already available on phones. Should be deliverable thru Google Play Store. Really not much different from existing Spotify app, which allows me to link my car to existing Spotify subscription/account. Biggest drawback is no service in places without cellular internet coverage. Not clear when this is available - per original post, perhaps SiriusXM thinks this should be here already?
My car has a SiriusXM radio ID, which tells me we are getting a software update that uses that hardware, your #1. It would be nice to have an app we could install for streaming, your #2.
 
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