A: SiriusXM Roady BT comes with everything you need to install and enjoy satellite radio in a vehicle. It's simple to connect the cables to the Intelligent Power Adapter and the Display. For installation instructions refer to the Roady BT Quick Start Guide, or Roady BT User Guide.
The Roady BT Display is mounted in the vehicle using the provided Magnetic Adapter with the Dash Mount or Vent Mount, or purchase a compatible magnetic mounting solution (sold separately).
The Roady BT Intelligent Power Adapter is plugged into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter socket, and the cables connected to it.
For audio, use the Aux Cable, if your vehicle's headunit has Aux capability, or Bluetooth® if your vehicle's headunit as Bluetooth capability. You can also use an FM Direct Adapter (Model: FMDA25, sold separately) for an FM audio connection. You will need to purchase and install an FMDA-25. The FMDA25 should be installed by a professional installer. Prepaid Installation Cards are available for purchase from retailers or on www.siriusxm.com.
A: It's easy to activate the SiriusXM Roady BT. You can either go online to www.siriusxm.com/activatenow, or call 1-866-635-2349. To complete the activation process, you will need the Radio ID.
On the SiriusXM Roady BT you can find the Radio ID by selecting Radio ID after pressing menu or by tuning to channel 0 (zero). The Radio ID is also printed on the label on the bottom of the product package and on the label on the back of the Radio. The Radio ID is eight characters long, and consists of a combination of numbers and letters. Note: The Radio ID does not use the letters F, I, O, or S. To make the activation process easy, the SiriusXM Roady BT has a built-in Activation Wizard. Just press menu and the first item in the list (for unactivated radios) will be Activate Radio. Press the Select button. A series of easy-to-follow screens will guide you through the activation process.
A: Once you have completed the activation request, either via the phone or online, wait for a few minutes to allow the SiriusXM Roady BT to receive the activation signal. When your service is activated, your SiriusXM Roady BT will display the alert message that your subscription has been updated. To continue, press any button. Thereafter, you can scroll through and tune to other channels. Activation usually takes less than 15 minutes, but sometimes may take longer. We recommend you keep the SiriusXM Roady BT on until the activation process is complete.
A: You may need to send a refresh signal to your SiriusXM Roady BT to repeat the activation. Go to www.siriusxm.com/refresh and follow the instructions to send a refresh signal to your radio. Activation usually takes less than 15 minutes, but sometimes may take longer. We recommend you keep the SiriusXM Roady BT on until the activation process is complete.
A: In order to listen to the SiriusXM Roady BT in your vehicle, you need to connect its audio to your vehicle's headunit or FM radio. There is a variety of Do-It-Yourself Installation and Professional Installation audio connection solutions:
Professional Installation audio connection solution:
A: If you want to remove Roady BT from your current vehicle, you can uninstall Roady BT and reinstall it into another vehicle.
A: The SiriusXM Roady BT is designed for installation in a vehicle only.
SiriusXM has many other solutions for listening to SiriusXM: on-the-go, in your home or your office, on your deck, or by your pool. With the SiriusXM app you can listen with your smartphone, smart TV, smart speakers and displays, media players, and more. Visit www.siriusxm.com for listening options. You’ll find step-by-step how to configure different devices for use with the SiriusXM app.
A: The SiriusXM Roady BT is able to receive all SiriusXM audio channels and satellite programming packages. Please visit the SiriusXM website at www.siriusxm.com/subscriptions to review the available subscription packages.
A: Without getting too technical, there are 3 different kinds of radios, each with different technology. There are Sirius radios, XM radios and SiriusXM radios. Radios labeled as Sirius radios receive the Sirius subscription packages, XM radios receive the XM subscription packages, and SiriusXM radios receive the SiriusXM subscription packages.
A: To find out more information about the available subscription packages and channel lineups, visit www.siriusxm.com/subscriptions
A: Press the Menu button, scroll down to Audio Settings and press the Select button. Scroll down to FM channels and press the Select button. Then highlight and select one of the FM channels that you have saved. Be sure to set your vehicle radio to the same FM channel.
A: Press the Menu button, scroll down to Audio Settings and press the Select button. Scroll down to FM channels and press the Select button. Choose an empty FM preset denoted by "---" and use the Up/Down and Left/Right buttons to set the FM channel. When you have selected the FM channel press the Select button to save it as an FM preset. You will be prompted to set your vehicle radio to the same FM channel.
A: TuneStart automatically plays the current song from the beginning when you tune to a music channel that you had saved as a smart favorite channel. Smart favorites are channels that are saved to favorites A0-A9 and B0-B9.
A: A TuneStart has occurred. TuneStart automatically plays from the beginning of the song so you will be listening behind live. Press and hold the Fast-Forward button if you want to return to live. You can also turn TuneStart off in menu settings if you do not wish to have this feature.
A: There could be several reasons:
A: A TuneStart will only occur once per song. For example, if you tune to smart favorite music channel A1 and a TuneStart occurs, then tune channel B1, and then tune back to channel A1 while the same song is still playing on channel A1, a TuneStart will not occur. You can still rewind to the beginning of the song by pressing and releasing the Rewind button.
A: Album Art displays the front cover of the album from which the current song is being played.
A: Album Art is displayed when available. This means that for some songs album art may not be available, some channels may display album art more consistently than others, while other channels may not display album art. Also, if you tune a channel while a song is being played, there may be a delay in displaying the album art, or it may not be displayed at all.
A: Game Alerts notify you when the sports teams you have selected for alerts begin playing a game.
A: A subscription package that includes the play-by-play sports channels of the desired leagues is required. For example, if you selected an alert for an NFL team, and your subscription package did not include NFL play-by-play sports channels, you cannot receive Game Alerts for that team/league. Check your subscription package to confirm that it includes the play-by-play sports channels for the desired leagues before selecting any teams for alerts in the leagues.
A: No. We recommend you do not select alerts for teams in a league that are not included in your subscription package.
A: SiriusXM may broadcast a game on multiple channels, for instance, for home and away games. If so, you will receive alerts for each channel that is broadcasting the game.
A: Game Alerts are delayed while you are in menu settings so they do not interrupt you. When you exit menu settings, then they are displayed.
A: You can save any number from one to all in the menu settings. Check your subscription package to confirm that it includes the play-by-play sports channels for the desired leagues before selecting any teams for alerts in the leagues.
A: My Sports Zone category is a virtual category which will display sports games which are currently being broadcast on SiriusXM along with the current score and game details.
A: A subscription package that includes the play-by-play sports channels of the desired leagues is required. For example, if you selected the NFL, and your subscription package did not include NFL play-by-play sports channels, they will not be shown in My Sports Zone. Check your subscription package to confirm that it includes the play-by-play sports channels for the desired leagues before selecting any leagues.
A: No. We recommend you do not select leagues that are not included in your subscription package.
A: You can save both songs and artists to be alerted the song or the artist begins playing on any SiriusXM music channel.
A: You can save a total of 100 songs and artists.
A: If you save an Artist Alert, an alert will occur every time a song by that artist begins playing on any music channel to which you are subscribed. Since some artists have their own channel this can result in frequent Artist Alerts. Here are some suggestions:
A: The Song Alert is associated with the artist that was singing the song when you saved the Song Alert. If you wish to have a Song Alert when the same song sung by a different artist, you’ll need to save another Song Alert while the song is being sung by the different artist.
A: Song/Artist Alerts do not occur while you are in the menu settings so they do not interrupt you. When you exit menu settings, they will resume.
A: A total of 20, 10 in bank A and 10 in bank B.
A: Press the Bank button # to toggle between banks A and B. The currently selected bank is show at the bottom center of the Now Playing screen.
A: To view what's playing on your favorite channels, display the favorites category by pressing left arrow button on the radio.
A: Complete instructions are found in the SiriusXM Roady BT User Guide, in the section titled “Option 2: Bluetooth Installation Instructions”. Additional helpful Bluetooth FAQs are found below. There are two methods for pairing and connecting using Bluetooth:
A: Yes. While most vehicles will easily pair and connect with the SiriusXM Roady BT, and here are some additional helpful hints:
TIP: Most vehicle headunits will support two simultaneous connections from Bluetooth devices, one for a cellphone profile (HFP) and one for media streaming profile (A2DP).
The cellphone profile is used for voice calls with your cellphone and the media profile is used to stream audio from your cellphone, or another device such as the SiriusXM Roady BT.
TIP: The cellphone profile may be shown as an icon of a phone handset or an image of a smartphone, and the media profile may be shown with an icon of a musical note, or shown as “A2DP” or “A2DP/AVRCP”.
TIP: When pairing with the SiriusXM Roady BT with your vehicle headunit, your vehicle headunit may give the option during pairing to assign only the media profile to the SiriusXM Roady BT. This is what you want to choose in order to have both your cellphone and the SiriusXM Roady BT simultaneously connected via Bluetooth with your vehicle’s headunit. (If you do not plan on connecting a cellphone to the vehicle’s headunit then you do not have to worry about this.)
TIP: If your vehicle headunit does not give you the option of assigning only the media profile to the SiriusXM Roady BT, the vehicle headunit may automatically assign both the cellphone profile and the media profile to the SiriusXM Roady BT. Another possibility is that the vehicle headunit may take both profiles from a previously paired smartphone and assign them both to the SiriusXM Roady BT.
In the event that both profiles are assigned to the SiriusXM Roady BT, when you subsequently pair or reconnect your cellphone you will need to tell your vehicle headunit to split the profiles between your cellphone and the SiriusXM Roady BT. However, some vehicle headunits do not allow you to split the profiles between two Bluetooth devices.
Once the profiles have been split, you can use your cellphone for phone calls and the SiriusXM Roady BT for streaming the SiriusXM audio. The headunit will automatically switch to the hands free cellphone mode when you make or receive a phone call.
TIP: Always consult the owner’s manual for the vehicle’s headunit for more information and additional instructions.
A: Yes, please review and keep in mind the following tips:
TIP: This one is important: Always turn off other nearby Bluetooth devices before starting the pairing process with the SiriusXM Roady BT, devices such as a cellphone.
TIP: Always read the Bluetooth pairing instructions in the owner’s manual for the vehicle’s headunit before attempting to pair and connect the SiriusXM Roady BT. You may find helpful information specific to your vehicle’s headunit.
TIP: Some vehicle headunits only support a limited number of paired Bluetooth devices. Before attempting to pair and connect the SiriusXM Roady BT, check that your vehicle’s headunit can support an additional Bluetooth device. If not, you may have to remove a previously paired but unused device to accommodate adding the SiriusXM Roady BT.
TIP: In the vehicle’s headunit, if you do not find the Bluetooth pairing option under the Bluetooth Settings Menu, some headunits have this function in the Menu option on the Mobile/Phone screen.
TIP: Some vehicle makes/models only allow Bluetooth pairing from the Phone Menu, even for a Bluetooth media streaming device. Be sure and check Phone Menu if you could not find this function elsewhere.
A: The default method of Bluetooth pairing and connecting is to initiate pairing with the vehicle’s headunit from Roady BT. Consult the SiriusXM Roady BT User Guide section titled, “Method A: Bluetooth pairing from Roady BT to the radio/headunit”.
A: If the vehicle’s headunit only supports pairing from headunit, then, first enable the searching for Bluetooth devices on the SiriusXM Roady BT. Once the SiriusXM Roady BT completes the search, select “Device Not Found” on the SiriusXM Roady BT. (This makes the SiriusXM Roady BT visible to the vehicle’s headunit.)
Then initiate Bluetooth pairing and connection on the vehicle’s headunit, and look for the SiriusXM Roady BT in the list of discovered Bluetooth devices.
Consult the SiriusXM Roady BT User Guide section titled, “Method B: Bluetooth pairing from the vehicle radio/headunit to Roady BT”.
A: If after confirming the PIN or Passcode displayed on the screen the SiriusXM Roady BT displays the “Pairing failed” message, return back to “Bluetooth Audio” screen on the SiriusXM Roady BT by pressing Select to dismiss the “Pairing Failed” message, and then pressing the Menu button.
If you now see the vehicle’s headunit is shown in the Discovered Bluetooth devices list, and the status is “not connected“, this indicates that the vehicle’s headunit paired successfully with the SiriusXM Roady BT, but failed to establish a connection.
You can now connect to the vehicle’s headunit by selecting the headunit from the list of Discovered Bluetooth devices on the SiriusXM Roady BT and pressing the Select button. Alternately you can turn the SiriusXM Roady BT off and back on and it should now automatically connect to the vehicle’s headunit.
A: When confirming a PIN or passcode on the SiriusXM Roady BT, after you press the Select button the message might remain on the screen for few seconds. Don’t press any buttons! Allow approx. 20 – 30 seconds for the pairing process to complete after confirming the PIN or Passcode.
A: When the SiriusXM Roady BT searches for the vehicle’s headunit, most headunits will display their correct name. However, some headunits may appear as in the list of discovered Bluetooth device as “Unidentified Device”. If you are certain there are no other Bluetooth devices nearby that are on, the Unidentified Device is probably the vehicle’s headunit and you go ahead and select it for pairing.
A: While performing the Bluetooth pairing process avoid pressing the same button multiple times while the pairing process is on-going. Sometimes the process takes a bit of time. Pressing a button multiple times (or pressing the Menu button) may the abort the pairing process. Wait for the SiriusXM Roady BT to respond before pressing any buttons. However, if you need to abort the pairing process, then press the Menu button.
A: On some headunits the audio might start playing choppy audio immediately after the SiriusXM Roady BT and the vehicle’s headunit have successfully paired and connected. Wait for approximately 30 seconds and the audio might resolve itself. If the choppy audio continues after 30 seconds, power the SiriusXM Roady BT off and then back on. The audio should be normal.
A: Some vehicle headunits might not change their audio source automatically to Bluetooth audio upon successfully pairing and connecting. Once pairing and connection is successful, you will need to manually change the source to Bluetooth Audio in the vehicle’s headunit. Some Toyota headunits exhibit this behavior.
A: If the SiriusXM Roady BT fails to pair with your vehicle’s headunit after multiple attempts, try pairing with the SiriusXM Roady BT set to the “Alternate” Bluetooth Device Class setting. Press the Menu button, select Audio Settings, select Bluetooth settings. Scroll down to Bluetooth Device Class and press the select button to change to “Alternate”.
A: Once SiriusXM Roady BT is paired and connected, some vehicle headunits might not support displaying the SiriusXM Song Title, Artist Name, and other information. This is not a malfunction of your SiriusXM Roady BT.
A: Some vehicle headunits might not support Play/Pause function. This is not a malfunction of your SiriusXM Roady BT.
A: Some vehicle headunits will default to either the OEM built-in SiriusXM or FM as the audio source. This happens because the headunit cannot find the previously connected Bluetooth device within few seconds as Roady BT is powering up. If this happens you will need to manually change the audio source for the vehicle headunit to the Bluetooth audio source.
A: After a vehicle ignition off and on, some vehicle headunits may connect both the cellphone and media streaming profiles to the cellphone for both profiles. If this happens you will need to connect the SiriusXM Roady BT to the media streaming profile to hear the SiriusXM audio.
If you are using an Android cellphone and the SiriusXM Roady BT simultaneously, you can change the Bluetooth settings in your Android phone for a hands-free only connection. This will keep the vehicle’s headunit from reassigning the media streaming profile to the cellphone.
A: Some vehicle headunits will not automatically reconnect Bluetooth if the SiriusXM Roady BT is turned off and on again while the vehicle is running. You will have to manually initiate the Bluetooth connection in order to hear the SiriusXM audio. Some Mercedes and Toyota vehicle headunits may exhibit this behavior.
Some trim levels of 2018 Honda Accord s might not display “Roady BT” in the list of connected Bluetooth devices on the vehicle headunit, even though Roady BT is paired and connected, and streaming the SiriusXM audio. But, on the Now Playing screen of the Bluetooth source it will show “Roady BT” as connected and streaming the SiriusXM audio.
Please follow these steps If you have a difficulty pairing and connecting a Chevrolet headunit with your SiriusXM Roady BT.
Roady BT will now connect successfully and start steaming the SiriusXM audio.
Some trim levels of Nissan Altima vehicle headunits might display the "waiting for audio” message after reconnection with the SiriusXM Roady BT, even though the SiriusXM audio can be heard. To clear the "waiting for audio” message press the Play/Pause button on your SiriusXM Roady BT.
While the vehicle is running, if the SiriusXM Roady BT is turned off and back on, it may not automatically reconnect to the vehicle’s headunit. You will have to manually initiate the Bluetooth connection in order to hear the SiriusXM audio.
A: It means the antenna is not receiving the satellite signal. Make sure the Magnetic Mount Antenna is mounted outside of the vehicle with a clear view of the sky. If you are in an obstructed area (such as, a covered garage, tunnel etc.), you should begin receiving the signal again after clearing the obstruction.
A: It means the antenna may not be securely connected to the Intelligent Power Adapter. Make sure that the Magnetic Mount Antenna cable is firmly and securely plugged into the Intelligent Power Adapter. If the message persists, most likely the Magnetic Mount Antenna or the antenna cable has been damaged. You may need to replace the antenna. Replacement antennas can be purchased online and at your favorite retailers.
A: This message is perfectly normal. It simply means that the SiriusXM Roady BT is acquiring audio or program information. This message usually goes away after a few seconds.
A: If your SiriusXM Roady BT is activated and you get this advisory when attempting to direct tune to a channel, it means that the channel you've entered is not currently broadcasting. Tune to a channel that is currently broadcasting.
A: If your SiriusXM Roady BT is activated and you get this advisory when attempting to direct tune to a channel, it means that the channel you've entered is not in the subscription package you selected. To find out more information about the available subscription packages and channel lineups, visit www.siriusxm.com/subscriptions.
A: You may not have the correct audio input source selected on your vehicle's headunit. Ensure you have selected the Aux audio input source on your vehicle's headunit. Additionally, check all the cables and connections between the SiriusXM Roady BT and your vehicle's headunit to ensure they're securely connected and undamaged.
A: There are several reasons that you might not hear audio:
A: It may mean the SiriusXM Roady BT and the vehicle's FM radio are not tuned to the same available FM channel. First, find and select an available FM channel in your area. You can find a list of available FM channels in your area by going to the SiriusXM FM Channel Finder at www.siriusxm.com/frequency and entering your zip code. Then, ensure that the SiriusXM Roady BT and your vehicle's FM radio are tuned to that same FM channel. Refer to the SiriusXM Roady BT User Guide for detailed instructions.
If the problem persists even after you have confirmed that the SiriusXM Roady BT and the vehicle's FM radio are tuned to the same available FM channel, and you can see artist and song title information displayed on the SiriusXM Roady BT, which confirms that your satellite radio is working properly and receiving the satellite signal, it is possible that some type of inaudible interference is present that prevents reception of the SiriusXM Roady BT broadcast. Your only options are to use different FM channel or a different audio connection solution.
A: First, check all the cables to ensure they are firmly and securely connected. Check to ensure the FMDA-25 is connected to the FM connection of the Intelligent Power Adapter. If the problem persists, it may be due to interference from commercial or broadcast FM radio station(s). You will need to find another unused or available FM channel in your area. You can find a list of available FM channels in your area by going to the SiriusXM FM Channel Finder at www.siriusxm.com/frequency and entering your zip code. Refer to the SiriusXM Roady BT User Guide.
Note: When driving through tunnels or under wide overpasses, you may temporarily stop receiving the satellite signal, which will cause the audio to mute or fade out. You will see a message: "No Satellite Signal" if the SiriusXM Roady BT is not receiving the signal. Reception should be restored when you exit the tunnel or overpass.
If the problem continues, use a different audio connection solution, such as Aux, if your vehicle has Aux In capability, or Bluetooth if the vehicle headunit supports Bluetooth.