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Beatlelvr

(626 posts)
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:33 PM Mar 2023

Question about setting up Sirius in home

I'm "technically challenged" and am trying to set up sirius radio in my home. My account allows for my car (love it!) and streaming. Got a sirius in home kit and a speakers docking box. Called sirius to set up inhome account. I set the receiver in the dock, fired it up, got the channels to show up. Had to adjust antenna in south window. Got 100% reception for satelite.
All this, and no sound!
First of all, why south facing window? Am I looking for more sunlight, or to connect to a satelite? Second, why no sound if I have full satelite connection? I don't have a teenager around to help me. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Question about setting up Sirius in home (Original Post) Beatlelvr Mar 2023 OP
Call Sirius. They have good tech support and will help you. emulatorloo Mar 2023 #1
Ima bookmarking this! Alliepoo Mar 2023 #2
Their geosynchronous satellite is to the south. Midnight Writer Mar 2023 #3
I use Alexa for Sirius LakeVermilion Mar 2023 #4
Same here, Sirius sent me a free alexa when I signed up. Easy set up. I ended up purchasing emulatorloo Mar 2023 #6
Interesting. MontanaMama Mar 2023 #5
I think I will try that! Beatlelvr Mar 2023 #7
"First of all, why south facing window?" BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #8

Alliepoo

(2,239 posts)
2. Ima bookmarking this!
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:36 PM
Mar 2023

I want to do the same as you to set up Sirius inside. I’m interested to see the advice you’ll get. Thanks for paving the way!! Good luck- hope you get the sound figured out soon!!

LakeVermilion

(1,048 posts)
4. I use Alexa for Sirius
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:42 PM
Mar 2023

I must have had to give it my username and password. It's great in the home.

(Sorry, I didn't buy a Sirius unit.)

emulatorloo

(44,279 posts)
6. Same here, Sirius sent me a free alexa when I signed up. Easy set up. I ended up purchasing
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:56 PM
Mar 2023

Amazon’s Echo Link thingy for hooking it up to a home stereo receiver when Amazon had a good sale on it. Great sound, Love it.

https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Link-Stream-stereo-system/dp/B0798DVZCY/

MontanaMama

(23,371 posts)
5. Interesting.
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 03:42 PM
Mar 2023

I run Sirius on the app on my phone or ipad through a blue tooth speaker. Maybe you don't need their home kit? I don't know if that would save you any money or trouble.

Beatlelvr

(626 posts)
7. I think I will try that!
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 06:02 PM
Mar 2023

I called Sirius, not much help really. I decided the speaker dock thing is defective, sending back to Amazon.

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
8. "First of all, why south facing window?"
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 06:03 PM
Mar 2023

SiriusXM has 2 (operational) geosynchronous satellites positioned parallel and literally over and on either side of TX (longitudes of 96 & 115 W). Most of the CONUS is "north" of that so people would usually "point south" although the better way to describe it is to point towards TX. However they also have a bunch of terrestrial repeaters on the ground to boost the signal and that can help - at least in urban areas where it can be harder to get line-of-sight.

Some of the speaker docks (and I have had a few different ones over the years) are kludgy for volume controls and also tend to have options for an "aux" input where if that is selected (or something is plugged into that jack), it is assuming some other external device is going to use the speakers and not the receiver itself.

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