After being quite the holdout, the popular Sirius XM app for iPhone and iPad was updated recently to include support for Apple’s CarPlay platform, bringing a bunch of radio channels to in-car infotainment systems that don’t support the app natively.

Using the built-in display of your CarPlay-supporting vehicle, you can now tune to different radio channels, play on-demand episodes, view favorites and more.

The app also recently got support for the new iPhone X.

My car has Sirius XM integrated directly into the manufacturer’s user interface.

However, the updated CarPlay app makes it much easier to navigate. You also don’t have to leave your CarPlay interface to switch stations as you would without it. The only downside is, of course, you would be using your phone’s data plan instead of the satellite your car utilizes.

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Earlier this year, we went hands-on with all the changes CarPlay brings with the iOS 11 software update, so give our video walkthrough embedded above a quick watch if you like.

If you are a Sirius XM subscriber and haven’t tried the app, now is a good time to do so.

You can find Sirius XM Radio on App Store for free.

  • JustReboot

    this is funny – I just jumped on yesterday’s deal for the 6 month streaming + $50 amazon card to find out this am Sirius did not support car play. I was a little pissed as I had to start the app on my phone and get audio through my alpine but no display (artist track, etc… This is really great news as now it will be all integrated/ just updated – thanks!

    • Wood1030

      That’s interesting because I’ve played/listened to Sirius/XM on my CarPlay enabled Pioneer head unit for 2 years now and it always displayed Track/Artist/Info on the display. The only thing it did not do was have the Sirius/XM logo displayed on the CarPlay home page but all the other info was there when S/XM was playing. The only difference i see this update giving is starting S/XM from the head unit home screen now, instead of having to start it with my iPhone.