SiriusXM will offer free access to North American listeners from April 1 to May 15.

SiriusXM will offer free access to all content through May 15

Beginning April 1, SiriusXM will offer free access to its full lineup of Premier Streaming content – including “The Howard Stern Show” – through May 15.

Stern announced the move Tuesday morning during his show (channel 100), which he’s hosting remotely from his home in Long Island.

Current SiriusXM Select and All Access subscribers already have access to this content; non-subscribers in North America can download the SiriusXM app or visit to listen, no credit card or commitment required.

Additionally, the satellite provider is adding new content and bringing back some listener favorites – such as The Billy Joel Channel (can we just make this one permanent, already?), Dave Matthews Band Radio and a new channel featuring the Top 1000 songs across multiple genres. 

Joel’s channel (30), will include studio and live tracks, Joel sharing stories about his career and rebroadcasts of “Billy Joel: An Evening of Questions and Answers…and a little music too,” which was recorded last year at Miami’s Faena Theater. 

Dave Matthews Band Radio (channel 176) will feature previously unheard interview content, encore airings of Matthews’ recent “Pay it Forward: Live” performance (5 p.m. ET April 1, 2 p.m. ET April 2, 8 p.m. ET April 3 and throughout the weekend) and the “Friday Night Concert Series.”

The Top 1000 Channel (177) will kick off at 10 a.m. April 1 with 1,000 classic rock songs, followed by 1,000 oldies (10 a.m. April 15), alternative rock (‘80s to today, 10 a.m. April 29), country (10 a.m. May 13), R&B (10 a.m. May 27), hard rock (’70s to today, 10 a.m. June 10) and hip-hip songs (10 a.m. June 21).  

And #StayHome Radio will also launch on channel 179, offering uplifting songs from artists such as Lizzo, Coldplay, Pink and Bob Marley. 

For newcomers, the SiriusXM palette includes more than 300 channels covering music (SiriusXM Hits 1, decade-specific channels, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, The Beatles Channel, The Garth Channel and LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Radio among the choices), news (CNN, Fox, CNBC, MSNBC and BBC World Service), faith-based channels, comedy and sports, including Mad Dog Sports Radio. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.