Sirius XM will make all of its programming available on Google TV, including Howard Stern’s shows and live sports through a new app that will let listeners pause live programs and play back up to five hours of content, the company told Reuters.
Sirius XM, which plans to announce the deal at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco 6/27, joins a growing list of partners for Google TV such as Netflix and Amazon.com.
Google TV is built into TVs from Sony, LG Electronics, as well as Vizio set-top boxes. It allows consumers to access online videos and websites on their TVs, as well as to download and play with specialized apps such as video games.
Google has never revealed how many Google TVs have been sold and analysts have said the product has failed to gain traction with consumers. By contrast, its Android software which powers smartphones has been a big success.
ABC, CBS and NBC blocked online versions of their shows from appearing on Google TV when it was first released in November 2010. Last fall, Disney said a handful of its movies and shows would be available to rent through YouTube on Google TV. Pandora Media and Slacker Radio already have apps on Google TV.
Sirius XM said the app will be available to download this summer, but it did not provide an exact date. The company said it worked closely with Google to develop the app so subscribers could have another way to access the subscription service. Sirius XM already has apps on Apple and Android mobile devices and some of its channels are available on TV for customers of Dish Network.