At Pandora we devote a lot of our time to thinking about two things: personalizing your stations to best match your tastes, and how to make Pandora available everywhere you want to listen. Today I wanted to give you a little update about some of the exciting work we’ve been doing making Pandora available everywhere.

You probably know that we’ve embraced mobile in a big way with popular applications for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Palm. What you may not know is that we didn’t stop there. Over the course of the last year we’ve been expanding our presence in living rooms by integrating with a variety of televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater systems and digital media adapters. We’ve been working with great partners like Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Vizio, Roku, TiVo, LG and many more to make it really easy to bring Pandora into your living room where you can listen to and control your personal stations right from your television’s remote control.

Today we’re expanding again and we’re thrilled to announce that Pandora is coming to Google TV. Google TV combines the best of the web with the best of TV in one easy to use entertainment experience, giving users access to all of their favorite content from the biggest and brightest screen in their house. Google TV devices will be available in October, including a TV and Blu-Ray player from Sony and a companion box from Logitech.

We’re excited about what the Google TV platform means for the future of the Consumer Electronics device industry and for the last few months we’ve been working together with the Google TV team to deliver a Pandora experience that was built to take full advantage of the TV experience. With Pandora for Google TV you can easily tune in to the personalized stations you’ve created on the web or on your phone, listen, and rate songs with a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. You can even create new stations right on Google TV. It’s great for parties too — as you listen, the screen updates with big beautiful album art and information that illustrates what’s playing – a great conversation piece for you and your guests.

More than 30% of all radio listening takes place in the home so it is an important place for Pandora to be. We’re excited to be working with Google to expand our presence in the living room and be sure to look out for Pandora on Google TV when products from Sony and Logitech start shipping this month.

Comments

  1. Chris
    July 05, 2011 at 8:10pm
    I would seriously love to have a plugin for windows media center 7. I think it is pretty lame, and completely irresponsible for Pandora to not be implemented in such a widely used front-end for the living room. It works in Boxee, and other apps. You can't honestly tell me that you can't get Pandora to run in media center. It has been a few years now. I think it is about time for you guys to step up to the plate and listen to your listeners. WE WANT PANDORA IN WMC7!!!! Thanks, Chris
  2. Carl
    July 09, 2011 at 10:15pm
    I started listening to Pandora about a year ago on my home PC. When I got a roku for the bedroom, I subscribed to Pandora and started listening to it thru the TV in there. I got another Roku for the living room and connected it to the stereo receiver and love listening to Pandora through there, almost never listen to CDs anymore. Now on to the family room where we watch netflix through the Wii. And of course I really want to listen to Pandora through the Wii, just like the very, very long list of customers here. Does anyone notice the obvious lack of response from Pandora on this issue? Hey Pandora, at least have the courtesy to tell us yes there will be a version for the Wii, or no there will not be, and why. Your customers deserve a response at the very least. Is it a licensing issue? Politics between Ninendo and Pandora? What's the deal?
  3. jeff
    July 17, 2011 at 8:20am
    I really enjoy Pandora on the web and especially now on the windows 7 gadget. but i use windows 7 mce for my television and would very much like to see a Pandora plugin for it. ty.
  4. Art
    July 27, 2011 at 6:41am
    Am a paying Pandora subscriber. Add me to list of folks wanting to see Windows Media Center support.
  5. Tony
    July 28, 2011 at 9:30am
    can u access pandora from xbox live?
  6. MoWoM
    August 03, 2011 at 6:24pm
    Can't we get a WMC 7 app already? Did we do something wrong? Are you mad at us? Why are you not talking to me? Luv ya! M
  7. TheRoc
    August 13, 2011 at 8:59am
    pandora is great... if nintendo and sony do not feel it beneficial to include this great service on their game console, that is their loss.. I would gladly pay for an integrated add-on for both the wii and ps3.. BTW..Carl YOU/We are not ENTITLED to an explanation from the great people at Pandora, Nintendo, or Sony... they provide services and luxuries that we WANT and you are not obligated to partake in the good times THANKS

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