XM® Satellite Radio

Playing XM® Satellite Radio

Your Odyssey is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio* anywhere in the United States, and Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. To listen to XM Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, and press the XM button. The system will play your last XM station selection. Each time you press the XM button or the band will change between XM1 and XM2 bands, each containing their own set of six preset stations. Push the AUDIO button to display XM information on the screen. You can operate the XM radio system with the conventional radio controls, or the selector knob.

Channel and Category Mode

You can choose among XM stations in either Channel or Category mode. In the Channel mode, you can select all of the available channels. In the Category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. To switch between the category mode and channel mode press and hold the TITLE button until the mode changes. Each time you press and release the TITLE button, the display changes in the following sequence:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Category

  • You may experience periods when XM Radio does not transmit the artist's name and song title information. If this happens, there is nothing wrong with your system.

    Channel Selection

    Press either side of the TUNE bar to change channel selections. Press the right side of the bar for higher numbered channels and the left side for lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category.

    Category Selection

    Press either side of the CATEGORY bar to select another category.


    The SCAN function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the stations within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar. The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN side of the bar again.

    Channel Presets

    You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons. Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band.

    To store a channel: Press the XM button. Either XM1 or XM2 will show in the display. Use the selector knob or the CATEGORY bar or SCAN button to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. Pick the preset button you want for that channel. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels.

    * XM is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio, Inc. and XM CANADA is a registered business name of Canadian Satellite Radio Inc.

    Content may not apply to all models. Consult your owner's manual for specific information about your vehicle.