Over the past few years we’ve heard a growing chorus of listeners asking about our plans for bringing Pandora into the car. Many of you are likely plugging your smartphones into an aux jack to get Pandora through your car speakers already, but we know that the long term solution is something more seamlessly integrated with the vehicle.

To that end, for several years now we’ve had an extensive engineering and business effort underway to bring Pandora into vehicle dashboards – and it’s now starting to bear fruit, with Pandora-enabled cars and trucks actually hitting the showrooms.

We’re currently partnered with 11 of the world’s most well-known automotive brands and many aftermarket manufacturers and have had a steady stream of vehicle launches over the last few months. We thought it would be useful to pull together a list of the car companies and car audio manufacturers whose products support Pandora…just in case you’re in the market for a new ride or you’re retrofitting your sound system.

  • BMW
  • MINI
  • Buick
  • Chevrolet
  • GMC
  • Ford
  • Lincoln
  • Hyundai
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Scion
  • Toyota
  • Alpine Electronics
  • JVC
  • Kenwood
  • Pioneer
  • Sony

These auto integrations rely on the Pandora application that you have running on your smartphone today. When you hook up your phone with your car and launch Pandora, the popular controls of the Pandora service – like station selection and thumbs feedback – shift into the vehicle dashboard so you don’t have to fiddle with your phone to enjoy and interact with Pandora while driving. That way, as our auto partners have been known to say, you can “keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road” while enjoying your Pandora stations.

We’ll do our best to keep listeners informed of the latest automotive launches. Our ambition is to have Pandora built into every model of every car – making personalized radio just as ubiquitous and easy to use as traditional broadcast radio. There’s much more to come.

I do hope you have the opportunity to enjoy personalized radio in the car. It’s a simple, yet transformational experience!


  1. Heather
    October 07, 2011 at 12:02pm
    I don't know if there is a better place for feedback, but I HATE your new format. I cannot get it to save "my shuffle" like it did with "custom quickmix" and when I try to check and uncheck stations (and I have a lot due to my eclectic taste - which is why I LOVE Pandora) it doesn't work, it rechecks ones I have unchecked and wiggles all over the page! HORRIBE!!!!! PLEASE fix these bugs! I miss loving Pandora!
  2. Classical K
    October 08, 2011 at 8:39am
    Recently I tried to create a station called "Johann Sebastian Bach keyboard". I got no matches for that in spite of the obvious fact that there is a HUGE volume of music that fits that search category. So I switched to Johann Sebastian Bach. This has been so unsatisfactory. Bach produced an enormous amount of music, all of which is in the public domain. I have read your description of your licensing restrictions and understand that you cannot favor particular artists beyond a certain very limited way. However, you could comply with those restrictions by playing recordings of Bach by an almost unlimited number of artists. I promise you that you will not be contacted by Bach's attorney. As it is, I am lucky if I hear 3 or 4 Bach compositions per hour and the rest is not even limited to Baroque music. It is all over the map. I have tried to limit the selections using the thumbs up & down, but the catagory seems so wide open that I am bailing the ocean with thimble! Am I the first person to want a JSBach station? I can't believe it!
  3. a user
    October 08, 2011 at 6:45pm
    Hi, I don't know how else to communicate with you, so i'm doing it here 2 of my Pandora stations were effected by songs and now I can't get comedy and one doesn't work that I really liked :(. any way if you could email me that would be great, thanks.
  4. John
    October 10, 2011 at 9:28am
    The new pandora seems much less user friendly to me. Using the old Pandora with firefox it would remember my log-in information. Now, I have to manually log in each time. Nor does it recall what station I was last listening to. I am getting rather sick of it launching every time with that 80's Pop station I added at some point. Not sure if it still limits how many times you can skip a song in an hour, but this pretty much ensures that I skip one at launch. Then, if you are listening to shuffle, it seems like it must inform you after a couple of songs that you can try the 'shuffle' option you are currently listening to. Thanks Pandora for stating the obvious. Finally, when listening to shuffle, I have had stations come up that I decide I no longer want. You cannot delete a station while listening on shuffle. You have to stop shuffle and go to that station, delete it, then go back to shuffle. Where it continues to play the song from the station you just deleted. ps, if you do not enter the captcha correctly, you lose everything you had previously typed. Way to go Pandora!

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