What a great idea, although the commercial free music was part of it's initial sales pitch though.
This eliminates the search process altogether with a simple "buy button". You won't need to remember a shortcode or a website, simply push a button.
Satellite radio will soon offer the ability to interact directly with an advertiser by a push of a button.
From AdAge Buy it from radio ads at the push of a button
Push the button, buy the product direct from the ad. That’s always been the holy grail for TV advertising and now it’s coming -- to radio.
It’s not a stretch to see the same push-and-purchase function made available for advertisers. While neither XM nor Sirius are anxious to disclose their plans for forthcoming hardware and technology, there are hints that interactivity will be a major component -- and one that benefits both consumers and advertisers.
“Our next generation of products coming out in the next two weeks will be an XM-enabled MP3 player with, in the simplest terms, that ‘buy’ button,” D. Scott Karnedy, senior VP-ad sales for XM Satellite Radio, said at a radio panel last week.
“The next generation [after that] will be that if you want to hit that button for more information about that product you just heard described.”
I will be curious to see what the revenue models are for the sat radio guys when this gets implemented.