Plugin List > SiriusRadio


SiriusRadio is a plugin for use with open source SqueezeCenter software from Slim Devices. The plugin allows Sirius Satellite Radio subscribers to listen to Sirius streams available online from and via Squeezebox/Transporter hardware players.  Unlike the plugin included with SqueezeCenter this version works with Sirius Canada and does not require an upgraded/premium subscription level.

Screen Shots:
Main Menu - Extended View - Browse Now Playing - Browse By Number - Browse Genres - Channel Info


  1. Unzip downloaded zip file appropriate directory (SC7).  Folder names are case sensitive.
    Windows: SqueezeCenter\server\Plugins\
    Linux: /var/lib/squeezecenter/Plugins/       Soft Link:  /usr/share/squeezecenter/Plugins/ 
    OS X Single User: ~/Users/yourusername/Library/PreferencePanes/SqueezeCenter.prefpane/Contents/server/Plugins
    OS X Multi User: ~/Library/PreferencePanes/SqueezeCenter.prefpane/Contents/server/Plugins
  2. Review known issues section (see below) for additional configuration information.
  3. Restart SlimServer.
  4. Ensure plugin is listed and enabled from Server Settings / Internet Radio web page.
  5. Enter your Sirius Radio online user name and password in Server Settings / Internet Radio web page.
  6. Enjoy.  For the best sound quality it's highly recommended that you upgrade your Sirius account for "CD Quality"/High Bitrate streams (additional fee).

Known Issues:

Please direct all feedback and support questions to GoCubs on the Slim Devices public forums at

Date Version SC Changes
12/20/08 1.5.0
* 7.3 * BETA Release - Please report bugs to forums.
Overhauled ProtocolHandler.  Now retrieves the actively playing stream title info directly from Sirius.
Supports direct URL play or favorites in the URL format of siriusradio://# (where # is the channel number).

Updated channel retrieval and icons for new streams.
Now display now playing channel icon.

NOTE: SqueezeCenter 7 3rd-Party plugins are installed in a separate directory than default/included plugins. 
Please see installation instructions above.
12/13/08 1.0.2 * 7.2 * Latest Mainstream Release
Now works with Sirius Canada again.
NOTE: SqueezeCenter 7 3rd-Party plugins are installed in a separate directory than default/included plugins. 
Please see installation instructions above.
10/04/08 1.0.1 * 7.2 * Minor fixes.  Thanks jayd
04/19/08 1.0.0 7.0 Jive support!
Cleaned up web interface and added new "Auto Refresh View".
Besides the plugin settings page, presets can now be added from a link in the detailed channel view.
Sirius streams can be set as Favorites or manually started by using a URL format of sirius://channel#
11/10/07 0.8.5 6.3, 6.5 No longer being updated.
Updating stream URL parsing.
08/27/07 0.8.4 6.3, 6.5 Plugin now utilizes special Dogstar radio Squeezebox data feed to reduce server load and parsing time.
08/09/07 0.8.3 6.3, 6.5 Updated to accommodate new captcha images used at login.
01/31/07 0.8.2 6.3, 6.5 Added dead stream detection to automatically restart streams that have stalled.  Playlist "repeat" *MUST* be set to "one" or "all" for this to occur.  This does not apply to players that support direct WMA playback (SB2, SB3, Transporter).
Fixed song title parsing to handle changes made to
01/05/07 0.8.0 6.3, 6.5 Added support for Sirius Canada (much thanks to our friends at Sirius Canada for their help!)
Fixed song title parsing to handle changes made to and
10/09/06 0.6.7 6.3, 6.5 Fixed bug where song title info would stop updating if a stream connection paused while playing (ie network congestion).
Added option to retrieve song title information from
Added Amazon recommendations to detailed channel view web page.
09/28/06 0.6.5 6.3, 6.5 Added option for playing High Bit Rate streams.
Enhanced auto relogin logic.
Fixed some genre info and station icons.
09/27/06 0.6.4 6.3, 6.5 Updated to handle change in Sirius' streaming.
Added new station icons (still missing two).
Fixed genre listings.
09/23/06 0.6.1 6.3, 6.5 Enhanced http calls to automatically retry if they fail.
Additional version history can be found here.

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