2014 Kia Forte: Customized Radio Channel List
September 30, 2013
This is the screen you get when you want to "browse" through all the Sirius/XM channels in our long-term 2014 Kia Forte. You can go up and down the list using either the little touch buttons on the screen (annoying) or the little rotary knob at the right (much better). Notice the "buttons" next to the channel name ones that say "skip?"
These essentially make the list work like the customizable channel guide I so very much enjoy with DirecTV. With both I can remove from the guide any channel I have no intention of ever watching or listening to. As far as I'm concerned, the Home Shopping Network and Fox News simply don't exist. If I owned the Forte, Outlaw Country and I suppose also Fox News would meet similar fates.
Having said that, you'd have to be pretty darn eclectic to exhaust the number of SXM channels that can fit in the normal radio preset lists, and therefore need to use this "skip" functionality. Still, even if it would be helpful for only a few people, it's neat that somebody thought to include it.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor