SIRIUS XM Radio to hit Android in May

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Finally, SIRIUS XM says it will soon release a free Android app that will enable DROID and Nexus One owners – among others – to enjoy access to over 120 channels of sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music.

For now, you can only download apps for iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry smartphones.

The satellite radio broadcaster says it will release the Android app some time in May this year, and all users of the SIRIUS XM App will receive a 7-day free trial of the SIRIUS XM Premium Online service to boot.

Naturally, the app will be able to tap into channels over both cellular and WiFi networks.

The press release provides a laundry list of programming, but here are some of the goodies: MLB Network Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Oprah Radio aaaaand Playboy Radio.

During the 7-week trial of the premium service, users will also be able to listen to artist-branded music channels such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem’s Shade 45, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Place and Elvis Radio.

Not included in the offering are Howard Stern, NFL and NASCAR programming.

The SIRIUS XM App for DROID and Nexus One will be available as a free download through the Android Market on the handset or by visiting this page.

Again, availability is scheduled for May, but you can already sign up to receive an email with a link to download the free app when it’s live.

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