Sirius XM Radio this week released an update to its Apple iOS application which features a new iPad-optimized user interface.

Included in the new design are album art and artist biographies which provide the listener with added information while listening to their favourite music.

Under the cover, Sirius XM says the free app improve also delivers improved audio quality and performance on cellular networks.

No word yet on when Canadian subscribers might expect the updated app in this country.

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