Pandora on Windows Mobile

Windows MobileIt’s been well over a year since I first talked publicly about Pandora for Windows Mobile. After a number of false starts and broken promises on my part, I’m happy to report that we’ve now released our first Windows Mobile implementations of Pandora.
Today we’re rolling out Pandora for the HTC XV6900 on Verizon, the HTC Touch on Sprint, and the Motorola Q9C on both Sprint and Verizon. These are free to download and are supported solely through advertising. The entire Pandora experience you’ve come to expect on the web is available on your Windows Mobile phone: create stations, listen, give feedback, QuickMix, etc.
In cooperation with AT&T we are also launching Pandora support for three additional Windows Mobile phones: the Samsung Epix, the LG Incite, and HTC Fuze. AT&T has decided to make these versions of Pandora available on a monthly subscription basis.
To get started with Pandora on your HTC Touch, HTC XV6900, Motorola Q9C, LG Incite, HTC Fuze, or Samsung Epix simply visit http://www.pandora.com using Mobile Internet Explorer on your smartphone and follow the installation instructions.
We’re continuing the work required to bring Pandora to a broader range of Windows Mobile handsets. Keep your eye on this blog and this page for updates on new handsets.
For those of you that have been keeping an eye on this since I first talked about it so long ago, thanks again for your patience. Enjoy!

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The Pandora Team http://www.pandora.com/

220 thoughts on “Pandora on Windows Mobile

  1. Pandora would have alot more users if they added support for more windows mobile phones, but since they dont give HTCRadio.com a try. They offer streaming radio broadcasts in a wide variety of genres. Until Pandora offers something for my touch pro, I am avoiding them.

  2. has there been any move on this subject? I’d love to have Pandora on my AT&T Tilt 2, but I’m not giving them another $5 a month when they let their precious iPhone customers get it for free.

  3. I would not mind paying for the service if they provided on the HTC Touch Pro 2 and had better quality than on the other devices.

  4. Does anyone know if the bitrate for Pandora WinMo improves when you have a Pandora One subscription? I would gladly pay for a One subscription if it means high quality mobile streaming but the current free streaming I get to WinMo is not listenable. I don’t know what the point of having Pandora WinMo is if it sounds so horrible.
    I have no problem streaming music at 192Kbps+ and even videos from my own Orb server to my phone (Sprint HTC Touch) so there certainly aren’t any bandwidth reasons that Pandora can’t stream high quality audio to mobile. I’d like to see 192Kbps streaming over the cell network same as on the web.

  5. How much longer will it take for a VGA release for the Touch pro & Diamond. Maybe another year or so? How long is the agreement? like for ever?
    Come on, this sounds like a monopoly on who has to pay and who doesn’t. Unless at&t has invested some money in the company in which grants them certain control, other than that I see no reason in not releasing the VGA cab for download.

  6. is it just me our have there really been no updates to the available phone list in over a year? are all of us t mobile people with or shiny 3g data packages forgotten or have we been deemed unimportant? I’m losing faith, guys. seriously…

  7. Everyone getting an error (Debug Assertion Failed!) at program startup should start Windows Media Player. Then turn off shuffle. Then open Task Manager and kill WMP.
    I am not even kidding.
    Looks like it’s time to find a good 3rd-party media player.

  8. OK…Really. I’ve been watching and waiting for support for the HTC Touch Pro and Touch Pro 2 for a year and a half. You’ve been advertising your service as coming soon for that long. Even if you charged $1.9. per month and were straight forward with your customer base, you’d be seen in a better light than baiting customers and not delivering on your service…for almost two years!
    Have you had a look at the forum posts lately. Do you see a trend that has developed? Is it a good one? The natives are getting restless. You’d better start listening.
    Your service is valuable, but easily replicated. Competitors are already hitting the market hard. Your first-to-market advantage is about to expire. I’d hate to see you go the way of Netscape, but YOU MUST LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS!
    I love your service. It is really awesome! But now I have choices that will deliver close to the same experience ON MY DEVICE. That same mobile experience I’ve been promised for close to two years is now available from a competitor.
    I’m verging on disillusionment.
    Light a fire under your asses (PLEASE!) or, sorry to say, you’ll be reduced to academic status.

  9. My friends have introduced me to pandora, and i love it! The problem is that they have verizon and i have alltel, do they not have pandora for that? I have the newer lg touch.

  10. I used to love Pandora Radio. I was happy to pay $36 a year & I listened to it at work all the time. I discovered many new artist & went to amazon to purchase the songs I really liked. I even introduced my kids to many of these same artist. Not only was I paying $36 a year happily, but the artist whose songs I purchased were making money too. Then I got an HTC Touch Pro & found out it doesn’t support Pandora. I can afford $36 a year easily, but I refuse to pay for Pandora if it doesn’t work on my phone as well. I have had this phone for 20 months now & Pandora still has no solution. So now I don’t listen to Pandora at all. I find new music online through other websites for free. Now Pandora is full of ads & you can only listen for 40 hours a month even though we have to listen to commercials. Pandora used to be one of the greatest human endeavors of all time. Now it is filled with commercials & politics. I hope Pandora has made lots of money selling it’s soul to the money-changers.

  11. I am having a little trouble here. We dumped our iPhones and got an HTC TP2 and HD2. How do I get Pandora on these? It’s not in the Windows Market and I don’t see the phones on your website (it looks really outdated) but I’m sure you must have it for these phones. Am I missing something? Thanks for your time.

  12. I know you are working hard on the implamenting more mobile phones but I would like to ask you to please remember the HTC Touch Pro 2 in your services please and thank you
    Nick

  13. can I used pandoras box on windows ce wireless internet?And if I can should I choose iphone or mobile to access this awesome site?