The policy of the Japanese automobile corporation Honda is considered very democratic in the automotive world. Among other things, when you come to a branded car dealership and test a car, you will not be able to find pre-installed music streaming applications among its functions.
Once you purchase a Honda Ridgeline in 2022, you won’t be able to use music streaming radio right away, just like before. To do this, you will need to purchase an additional adapter with which you can listen to satellite radio.
This equipment is relatively inexpensive, and the process of installing it is relatively simple. If you do not want to install and turn on a special adapter yourself, then you can do it in the Honda showroom itself. At least in branded car dealerships, this option is provided initially.
The dedicated adapter features Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, ambient lighting, voice-activated navigation and SiriusXM. After connecting it, the logo of a streaming satellite radio, for example, SiriusXM, will immediately appear on the service panel. Then you can use the application without problems. You can install the application for free, if such an option is provided in this institution.
If for some reason a new user does not want to install streaming satellite radio, then he can not do this and use, for example, one of the music streaming services.
When installing SiriusXM, you will need to create a new user account and subscribe to a premium subscription to this streaming radio. But you should first choose the streaming radio that you liked the most. Each system uses completely different hardware, so there won’t be a technical merger. At the programming level, both services now broadcast almost the same channels.