myTouch_now_playing.jpgWhen we set out building Pandora four years ago we knew that our work wouldn’t be done until we’d found a great way to unlock the service from the PC. Just over a year ago the iPhone let us take the first compelling step in that direction and the year since has been filled with a bunch of mobile product launches from Pandora.
I’m delighted to announce that today we’re finally ready to extend the Pandora experience to Android. As of today Pandora is available directly from Pandora at www.pandora.com/android as well as in the Android Market.
I’m really excited about how Pandora for Android turned out. You listen to all the Pandora stations that you’ve been listening to on the web and the application is deeply integrated with many of the core Android features too. You can control playback from a home screen widget, “deep tap” any artist or song in the standard Android music player and jump into Pandora to discover other similar artists, make a smart folder to get quick access to your stations from the home screen, buy tracks you discover from the Amazon MP3 application, use your Android address book to share stations with your friends, and of course listen in the background while you’re doing other things on the phone.
Pandora runs on both the myTouch and the G1 today and I’m also excited to announce that we’re working with Sprint to ensure that Pandora works flawlessly on the HTC Hero when it becomes available next month.
This one has been a long time in coming; thanks so much for your patience. Hope it was worth the wait and that you enjoy taking Pandora with you as much as we enjoyed building it.

Comments

  1. jose padilla
    October 24, 2010 at 12:46pm
    Everything sounds awesome
  2. Christopher
    October 29, 2010 at 7:49pm
    I love the Pandora app, but can you explain why you have to have the volume on the commercials at an absurd level? I go from classical music to someone screaming out of the phone's (evo) tiny speaker. Can you tone it down a bit? I don't mind the commercials, just the volume.
  3. matt
    December 18, 2010 at 12:20pm
    Got tired of the music stopping when I unplugged the headphones so I "upgraded" to an older version. 1.3 to be exact.
  4. Jeff Peterson
    December 26, 2010 at 10:05pm
    The contact data usage is for when you press the "Share" button. So you can share your station with your friends. I'm not sure why it bothers people anyway. You realize your name is in the phonebook, too? I'm sure the Software Engineers at Pandora just sit around and peruse the phone-numbers of users' contacts... Just to be safe, that last sentence was sarcastic.
  5. Becca f.
    March 21, 2011 at 12:29am
    How can I share to FB rather than my address book?
  6. john
    May 26, 2011 at 10:06pm
    I don't know how the hell to use this on my droid x ifigured out how to pick my first station but can I save that station and pick other ones then alternate? Kinda confusing to me any help?
  7. RC
    November 20, 2011 at 11:40am
    On the contact information... Pandora, the best thing you could do would be to make the "access contacts" optional during install. And give some message when "If don't allow access to contact info, you will not be able to share songs". Then let us continue. Secondly, have the share button there but grayed out or able to be found through the menu system, and again if someone tries to share, it prompts for contact access. That is proper "opt-in" procedure. Enough of this stupid "opt-out" crap for things that aren't necessary. If you aren't planning on using the data and it's "for our use only", then you don't *need* access. The app *wants* access to "serve" us. That's fine, but don't make it a requirement for installation then. Thank you.

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