Satellite radio company SiriusXM has given users the option to stream radio online or via its app in addition to broadcasting radio in cars and home players for a while, and now it's introducing a new service tier just for streaming users. The new "Essential" streaming-only package is $1/month for the first three months and $8/month afterwards through a special promotion currently running, and includes all 300+ SiriusXM channels. Streaming subscribers will be able to access the service via the web player, mobile app, smart TVs, Sonos speakers, and more.

"The strength of SiriusXM's programming is evident in the tens of millions of people who subscribe and listen in their cars year after year. We've now created the Essential subscription as an appealing option for the many people, particularly younger consumers, who don't have a car or don't spend a lot of time in their car," Matt Epstein, VP of Marketing for SiriusXM Outside the Car, says.

All Sirius subscribers can listen to BrooklynVegan Blog Radio, which airs every Monday night from 10 PM – Midnight on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35), and on-demand via the SiriusXM app.