Yes I'm Sirius, and don't call me Shirley.
May 4, 2012 5:53 AM   Subscribe

Surpriseish birthday gift filter: Shirley, the hive mind knows more than me for radios, and can pull together a Sirius XM radio recs/kit recs for installation in a 2006 Toyota Prius (currently has factory radio)?

Have: Sirius account in non-Prius car (factory install on newer vehicle).
Have: Access to Best Buy for radio installation.
Have: 2006 Toyota Prius, package 1 (rear back up camera, no navigation or bluetooth integration)

Want: Radio/kit recs (I don't have a budget really but if we can keep it under $350 it'd be nice) so the birthday star can have Sirius installed into the dash of the car.

Nice to have: A unit or kit upgrade that puts bluetooth into the car for phone integration as well, but not necessary.

suggestions? Recipient has access to MetaPhilter so trying to be surprising ...
posted by anonymous to Technology (4 answers total)
If you already have a Sirius account, why not spend the additional (IIRC) 3.00 a month for an internet streaming account? Then, all you would need is an Android or iPhone, and download the Sirius app.

You could spice it up by buying a plastic mount for the phone for the car, if you wanted to be fancy.

This has a small added bonus that if your recipient gets a call while listening to the radio, the music is interrupted.
posted by thanotopsis at 8:11 AM on May 4, 2012

Crutchfield is your friend; even if you don't buy through them.

A section for car-only 2006 Toyota Prius Sirius devices
posted by teabag at 8:25 AM on May 4, 2012

Looking at that website, there appear to be media-bridges that add sattelite, ipod, cellphone, etc. functionality to the stock receiver.
posted by teabag at 8:29 AM on May 4, 2012

why not spend the additional (IIRC) 3.00 a month for an internet streaming account

Might be a data charge concern. Paying to listen to it and for each KB.
posted by tilde at 6:08 AM on May 7, 2012

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