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Xm Music Through Your Television

By: Whitney Alen

When you think about DirecTV, you probably think about the huge selection of channels that are available for your viewing pleasure. Perhaps you think about how they offer the NFL Network or a large amount of HD channels, while most cable companies do not. In addition to all of the television channels you can get with DirecTV, XM Music comes standard with a DirecTV subscription.

For no additional charge, more than 70 XM Music channels are included for its subscribers to listen to. There is something for everyone in those channels, whether it is Latin music, country music, rock, pop, folk music, easy listening, alternative, punk, blues, bluegrass, dance, hip hop, classic rock, movie and television soundtracks, and about any other sort of music you can think of. XM capabilities turn your television into a full entertainment package by providing the proper music mix for any occasion.

To put it all into perspective, consider several of the valuable channels of XM Music that is provided. There is the Audio Visions channel, which provides peaceful music for a hectic world by artists such as Enya, Mark Isham, and Kevin Braheny. There is the America channel, featuring patriotic music from country music stars such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. The Beyond Jazz channel features jazz from the oldest days of jazz to the latest in techno-jazz and acid jazz. Lucy features classic and modern alternative music from bands like Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins. Let us not forget the family favorite Radio Disney that allows kids and teens access to all of their favorite artists.

There are a number of music channels devoted to specific eras, including a channel for each decade from the 1940s up to the 1990s. There are even an assortment of religious channels, featuring channels like The message, which plays Christian pop hits from the last three decades. DirecTV carries the XM Music channel The Village, which features the masters of folk music from the Kingston Trio to Bob Dylan to Tom Rush. For fans of irreverent humor, there is The Virus, with the Opie and Anthony show every morning.

The variety and selection of XM music available on DirecTV is truly amazing. There is even a channel devoted to Willie Nelson, called Willie's place, that is devoted to honky-tonk music, cold beer, and cowboy coffee.

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