Yes, a subscription is required. All SiriusXM-equipped new and eligible pre-owned Buick vehicles come with a 3-month trial subscription†. For more subscription information and a complete list of channels, click here.
Most new and used vehicle trials include SiriusXM’s very best subscription package. It has the most channels and the most flexibility SiriusXM offers — and it’s all yours to enjoy during your trial. You’ll get every channel available on your satellite radio, plus you can listen on the app and online, and even at home on smart speakers, streaming media players, and other supported devices†—so you can enjoy SiriusXM wherever you are. Here’s what’s included:
- All kinds of ad-free music, sports talk and analysis, world-class news, comedy, and the biggest names in talk & entertainment, 24/7
- Play-by-play NFL, MLB®, NBA, and NHL® plus every NASCAR® race
- Xtra channels for every mood and occasion
- SiriusXM video and on-demand programming to catch up on shows and performances you may have missed
- The best collection of exclusive and non-exclusive podcasts, expertly chosen for you.
- All of SiriusXM’s premium programming, including Howard Stern channels and video, plus personalized recommendations to find more of what you love.
- Ad-free customized Pandora stations
If your trial subscription is not yet active, or if you’re not receiving all the channels you should be getting, your radio may need a refresh signal. You can have one sent in just a few moments! Have your Radio ID or VIN handy, then send a refresh signal.
With your SiriusXM trial subscription you can enjoy SiriusXM almost anywhere, on the app, online and on a wide variety of connected devices you may already own - including devices with Google Nest, Amazon Alexa, wireless speakers, smart TVs, and streaming media players.
You will unlock even more SiriusXM when you do. There are many online-only channels that you’ll hear. You’ll be able to create your own ad-free Pandora stations. You’ll hear over 100 ad-free Xtra channels filled with music for any mood. You can even watch SiriusXM video. If you have a SiriusXM trial subscription you will need to enter a username and password to listen online or on the app. Get your login credentials at siriusxm.com/getallaccess.
The length of your trial subscription depends on the vehicle you’ve purchased or leased. There are several ways to find out.
- Check the paperwork that came with your vehicle
- Register and login to your SiriusXM account
- Look out for the Welcome Kit SiriusXM has sent you, which includes information about your trial and when it will end.
If SiriusXM has your correct contact information on file, they will also send you notices when the end of your trial is getting close. Log into your SiriusXM account and confirm your contact information.
You can add your new vehicle to your account, remove any old radios you no longer have and transfer unused service from your old vehicle to your new one. (Certain restrictions apply.) SiriusXM’s online service is available 24/7 and is easy to use. And you won't lose any of your trial subscription when you transfer your service. If you need additional assistance, SiriusXM’s dedicated Loyal Listener care team is here to help. Just call 1- 855-227-6738 or chat online with a representative.
MUSIC & PHOTOS
The Infotainment system uses song information from the device to fill in the blanks on screen. Make sure the music on your device is up-to-date and accurate.
No, the Infotainment system only allows you to access music through your connected/paired device. The system has built-in memory, but not a hard drive. The integrated memory is used to store the list of the songs on your connected device this way the system will remember the list every time you connect that device.
The Infotainment system supports a large variety of song file formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC. It also supports the following playlist files M3U standard and extended, iTunes, PLS, WAX, ASX and RMP.
Make sure your playlists are in the supported format. Your playlist will not work if the music in the list is not on the connected device.
We recommend that there are no other files on your device when playing music or downloading any data. Any other files could interfere with the system properly indexing your music. We recommend that your USB† thumb drive be formatted before loading music and pictures. Some USB thumb drives have special security or encryption software; this software may prevent the device from being recognized. In addition, the system might not support that format of device (i.e. Microsoft Zune).
The Infotainment system supports most smartphones and MP3 players that can be plugged in via the USB port. It also supports many different brands of USB flash drives.
The Gracenote® More Like This feature uses the music database that is installed in your Infotainment system. If a song is released after you purchased your vehicle, it will not be in the music database so Gracenote® cannot create a playlist.
To take advantage of all the features the Infotainment system (available on most Buick models) has to offer, a smartphone running iPhone OS, BlackBerry®, or Android platform is required. Most Bluetooth®†-enabled phones are compatible with the Infotainment system, but some features may be limited. For a list of Bluetooth-enabled phones, click here.
The Infotainment system allows you to pair up to ten different devices. These can be smartphones or other Bluetooth-enabled phones†, and even such Bluetooth-enabled devices as an iPod® Touch.
While the Infotainment system has highly accurate voice-recognition software, it recognizes a list of many commands as well as most names. However, at times there could still be names or nicknames that the system cannot recognize.
The Pandora®† app is available at no extra cost. However, if you would like to enjoy an ad-free experience, a Pandora One subscription is available. Data rates do apply. Visit pandora.com for more information.
Bookmarks are shortcuts back to a specific artist or song. Once you add a bookmark, you will be able to access that song or artist through the Pandora audio menu online. Simply scroll through and find the one you’re looking for.
Safety is of the utmost importance when driving a motor vehicle. Therefore, certain features may be inactive when the vehicle is in motion. If this happens, the buttons will turn active again upon putting the vehicle in park.
Currently, the Infotainment system only allows you to pull in stations that you’ve already created via the web or your smartphone when it is not connected to the Infotainment system.
Please make sure the iPhone has the latest Pandora app, the phone is unlocked and no apps are running in the foreground (you can see home screen).
Ads help Pandora pay the bills. Advertising support for free listener accounts helps cover the costs associated with offering a lot of great music for free. If you would like to enjoy an ad-free experience, a Pandora One subscription is available for a yearly fee.
If you are an OnStar® subscriber and use Turn-by-Turn directions, those directions will overlay any active screen on the right-hand side. This means that you may not be able to use the Thumbs-Up/Thumbs-Down icons or see some of the album art while in Turn-by-Turn mode.
Some Stitcher stations may not support certain features, which is why the icons are grayed out or in active. If you cannot change to the next pod cast you may be at the end of a station list. Select another Stitcher station from the menu to continue listening.
Depending on the quality of your connection, it may take the Infotainment system about 30 seconds; once acquisition is complete, you’re ready to listen to your show.
Please make sure the iPhone has the latest Stitcher app, the phone is unlocked and no apps are running in the foreground (you can see home screen).
For more information on Pandora® Internet Radio, please visit www.pandora.com.
For more information on Stitcher SmartRadio™, please visit www.stitcher.com.
No, Gracenote® is technology embedded in the Infotainment system only, it will not fix any missing information on your MP3 player, USB drive or iPod®/iPhone®. However, as long as the information on your device doesn’t change, that information will be in your Infotainment system every time you get in your vehicle.
The Infotainment system and Gracenote® use song information from the device to fill in the blanks on screen. But Gracenote® needs to start somewhere. If the artist and album information is missing, then Gracenote® may not find an accurate match to fill in missing information on screen. Make sure your music on your device is up-to-date and accurate.
Gracenote® does its best to fill any voids in your music collection's information. However, there are even some artists or album covers that Gracenote® may not be able to find because information was missing from your music files. If cover art is not available, images of the artist or genre will be displayed in its place.
This is perfectly normal. Once a device is connected, Gracenote® starts working immediately to index the song list, and assign voice tags. While this process is happening, the Gracenote® logo will pop up on the screen, letting you know that the technology is working. The length of the indexing process will depend on the number of songs on your device.
Gracenote® assigns digital voice tags so you can access artists, albums, and genres, just by saying their name. However, some new or less popular artists may not be in the Gracenote® database. And there are times when several artists sing different versions of a song or two artists may have the same name. In this instance Gracenote® will show you a list of possible matches. Select the one you want to play.
THE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
The Infotainment system has high-accuracy enhanced voice control technology, however, there are some things that could interfere with the system understanding your command. Highway speeds, open windows and high fan speeds are just some of the possible things that could interfere with the Infotainment system understanding your exact commands. Voice-recognition with background noise is extremely challenging. To remedy this, close all windows and reduce the fan speed to a minimum and retry issuing your voice command. If this still doesn’t work, it may be because you’re speaking too soon. Wait for the beep, then pause a brief second before saying your command. This gives the microphone time to open and prepare itself to receive the speech signal.
Because of our speech patterns sometimes we tend to run a string of numbers together, so they may not be as clear as they need to be. You can greatly increase the accuracy of the number, by slowing down and properly enunciating each number.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROL
The Infotainment system lets you control almost the entire system from your steering wheel. To change sources from USB to SiriusXM, for example, simply press the SRC button down until you reach the desired source.
The SRC button is the button that changes your source. Although you are toggling it for previous and next stations, you can change your source only by pressing the button. Toggling it up and down will take you to the next or previous favorite station on your favorite-station list.
Pressing the Push to Talk button while a phone is paired with your vehicle will default to your paired phone. However, you can still access an OnStar Advisor by pressing the blue OnStar button on the mirror or overhead console. Access OnStar Hands-Free Calling by pressing the Voice Command button on the mirror or overhead console. You can also press the push to talk button and say “OnStar.”
TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL
Yes, the Infotainment system lets you organize the icons, so you can easily access the features you use most.
Yes, you can have up to 8 icons, and you control the amount you want to see. If you only want four shown, the other features will be removed from the page. However, no features are being deleted they will just be accessible by clicking your next homepage.
Yes, the available Infotainment system gives you the ability to have up to three homepages. This allows you to put everything you need at your fingertips, while features you don’t access as often will be on other pages.
If you customized your homepage, you may have noticed that one or more of your icons are now no longer on the homepage. They’re not missing. The Infotainment system lets you customize your first homepage only. Any features you don’t want on the page for any reason get pushed to your other homepages, which are accessible from your homepage by hitting NEXT on your touch-screen.
Currently, the Infotainment system is designed to show you the status of the climate control change you made. Many people still prefer to use the HVAC controls on the vehicle console, and not have to touch the screen or speak commands to change the temperature. For simplicity, we give you one way to change the climate and see it on screen.
The Infotainment system can play standard audio or MP3 CD. It cannot play three inch CDs.
The integrated CD player in the available Infotainment system functions as any other CD player does. Because of this, do not add a label to a disc. It may get caught and in the CD player. Do not use disc lens cleaner, as it may contaminate the lens optic, damaging the player. Insert only one disc at a time. And never play damaged or scratched CDs, as they too may damage the player.
Most Bluetooth phones work with the Infotainment system. Older phones may not support all the features of the Infotainment system, but can still allow you to make hands free calls. You can stream audio from any smartphone that supports Bluetooth Audio Streaming. And you can stream both Pandora® and Stitcher® if you use a smartphone that runs on the Android™ operating system. On BlackBerry® smartphones, you can stream Pandora.® Visit Support to learn more.
Apple† devices that are connected through only Bluetooth only (USB not connected) will be able to play audio through Bluetooth audio streaming. But you will not be able to access the full menu navigation and voice search feature until you connect the device through USB. When the device is connected with USB and Bluetooth the Bluetooth Audio feature is disabled.
The Infotainment system can recognize up to ten different Bluetooth-enabled device†. It will recognize the devices in the order in which they are listed on screen. If a device listed isn’t in the vehicle, the Infotainment system will recognize this and immediately pair with the device that is in the vehicle.
The Infotainment system stores up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices†. Simply access your settings to see the list of different paired devices. Scroll through the list to find the device you’re looking for. You can also press the push to talk button and say “Change Phone.”
If one device is paired, like a smartphone, and you would like to switch to a different paired device, simply go into the device list under Bluetooth Settings and select the Bluetooth-enabled device. You can also connect different USB devices† to the Infotainment system. Up to ten different Bluetooth-enabled devices† can be paired with one connected through the USB at one time. You can also press the push to talk button and say “Change Phone.”
The Infotainment system supports AVRCP 1.3 profile. This allows you to pair your Bluetooth-enabled device† and see all of your song information on your available Infotainment system screen. However, certain devices, like the iPod®/iPhone® utilize AVRCP 1.0 (iPhone 4S supports audio information with AVRCP 1.4), and while the music will play over the speakers, information about the current song playing is unable to transfer.
In most cases, the Infotainment system will have no problems recognizing your USB drive†. However, there are some instances where software on the drive may conflict with software in the system. If this happens, simply use a different USB or try formatting your USB drive before you use it.
We recommend that there are no other files on your device when playing music or downloading any data. Any other files could interfere with the system properly indexing your music. We recommend that your USB thumb drive be formatted before loading music and pictures. Some USB thumb drives have special security or encryption software; this software may prevent the device from being recognized. In addition, the system might not support that format of device (i.e. Microsoft Zune).
The Infotainment system supports smartphones and MP3 players that are can be plugged in via the USB port. It also supports many different brands of USB flash drives.