sorry, i don't know if i made that clear enough. you need an account in order to login to sirius/xm. whether that is a 30 day free trial or a paid monthly subscription, but you need to have an account. and if you have an actual radio, you need to pay for the internet services in order to listen online (which is that $2.99/mo). i think if they were smart(er), they should develop more applications for more devices to open up their services to a broader range of people.