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    Sirius XM in 2018 CX-5 Touring with preferred package

    Haven't been able to find any answers. Just got a new 2018 (had a 2015) CX-5 Touring with preferred package which use to be called the Tech package. XM is an option when I choose audio sources but it is grayed out. Is there a way to add the tuner to the Infotainment unit? I am sure the sharkfin has the capability to grab Satellite Radio.

    Thanks

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    Isn’t that a limited time subscription?

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    It isnít showing I have the tuner. I want to find one to install but not if it wonít work.

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    XM is only available on GT. I don't think anyone knows what is really involved with adding it to a non-GT.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CX5/comment...tion_question/

    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    Isn’t that a limited time subscription?
    Even if it was, it will never be unavailable. If you don't have a subscription, it will load up the "demo channel" where it plays some tune and then "SUBSCRIBE NOW".
    Last edited by 7eregrine; 06-08-2018 at 12:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    XM is only available on GT. I don't think anyone knows what is really involved with adding it to a non-GT.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CX5/comment...tion_question/



    Even if it was, it will never be unavailable. If you don't have a subscription, it will load up the "demo channel" where it plays some tune and then "SUBSCRIBE NOW".
    Thanks. I was afraid that was the answer.

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    Yeah, kinda stupid but XM only available on the GT. You would think S/XM would kick in some money to Mazda to offer it at least on the Touring models, a lot of people would subscribe.
    I get emails weekly from S/XM offering a home/car receiver for $5.00.
    It's like desktop printers, they basically give the printers away knowing you'll be buying the high priced ink cartridges.

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    XM quality is garbage. After you listen to it for a few days you will realize all the songs are played over and over, at a crap compressed bitrate. Your money is better spent on Spotify, or even better, Tidal.

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    You could subscribe to the online only version and Bluetooth stream it from your phone. The streaming audio quality is much better and it doesn’t cut out from overpasses, buildings and thick tree cover. Plus there are a lot more channels in the 300’s and 700’s. When AA/CarPlay becomes available, the SXM app is now available on that so you can have a full view complete with channel logos and album art... unlike the blank square you get on the Mazda GT radios.

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