Activating the XMCommander:
To quickly begin enjoying XM Satellite Radio, follow these simple steps:
- Set up your XMCommander using the instructions in the installation guide or with the help of a professional installer.
- Press the power button to turn the XMCommander on and verify that it is playing Channel 1, the XM Preview Channel.
- Select Channel 0. The receiver’s eight-character XM Satellite Radio ID number will appear on the display. Write the number down for future reference. Note: Carefully check your XM Radio ID. The letters I, O, S, and F are not used.
- To subscribe you will need your Radio ID/ESN, and a credit or debit card. Then, go here, enter the requested information, choose your package and then your payment plan. Once your order is processed, they will give you instructions on activating your radio.
Note: You will need to keep your XMCommander on for at least one hour after requesting activation to receive the full channel line-up.