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Old January 27th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pandora Radio for Android


Pandora has been around on PC’s for years. There’s also news that Pandora will be available in new Ford automobiles. Now Pandora has come to the Android platform.

Pandora Radio is a free service that lets you stream your favorite music to your Android phone. All you have to do is type in the name of a favorite artist and Pandora does the rest. The app will create a “station” based on the genre of music. It then plays the music of your favorite band and anything similar.

What I love most about Pandora is it finds new music based on what I already like. Therefore I’m discovering new bands.

Pandora saves your information with your account so you can access your music preferences from any device.

If you love discovering new music this is the app for you. Pandora is a must have app for any Android phone including the Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One.

You can download this app direct to your android phone. Just scan the QR code below with Barcode Scanner application from Android Market:

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Old January 28th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The widget doesn't work on my phone. Needs an update or something
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Old January 29th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone else able to add thier opinion about this? Seems almost like a paid review. Would like to hear something that sounds more genuine - no offense to the OP
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Old January 29th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Pandora works fine on my Nexus One. I like the fact that it launches directly into the station I was last listening to -- one touch and let it go. It has a couple of limitations with respect to the desktop functionality: you can't add artists to a station, and the info includes only the artist and song info, not the album info.

There are a couple of things I find annoying about it, related to the service, not the Android app. First, Pandora has a more limited library than other similar services, so I hear repeats more frequently. Second, it sometimes seems to get stuck in a rut, playing songs selected by the same criteria several times in a row. For example, apparently the only Carpenters album is a Christmas collection, but I selected it anyway to add to my radio station. I got a Christmas carol by the Carpenters a few days ago; when I skipped to the next song, I got another Christmas carol by a different group, and the same thing happened when I skipped that one.

I'm alternating at the moment between Pandora and Slacker Radio. Slacker seems to have a better playlist for at least one station I like, but it's annoying on start-up and finish: you have to select the station when you start it up, instead of remembering what you were listening to most recently, and whenever you quit, you have to hit a "no thanks" button for upgrading to the paid version.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone else able to add thier opinion about this? Seems almost like a paid review. Would like to hear something that sounds more genuine - no offense to the OP
He seemed to cover Pandora just fine. If you've never used Pandora at all, give it a try using the web app on your pc. It's brilliant.

And with multitasking on Android, the app won't stop playing like it does on the iphone when you go to a different app.
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I assume it's either 1.6+ or not available in the UK as I can't find it on the marketon my 1.5 G2/Hero here in UK.
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