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. Wine Clubs
    September 09, 2009 at 8:53am
    Interesting that I learned about Pandora from a guy at the ATT store when I bought my IPhone. Love the service, absolutely a great upgrade to music players!
  2. PJ
    September 09, 2009 at 9:24am
    Thank you, you made my day!
  3. Max
    September 09, 2009 at 9:30am
    Oh, Pandora. I've been waiting so long. <3
  4. Bryan O’Roarke
    September 09, 2009 at 10:10am
    Thanks Tom! Been waiting a while for this. It works great!
  5. overshoot
    September 09, 2009 at 11:17am
    Great timing -- I've been missing Pandora on my MyTouch!
  6. vinny
    September 09, 2009 at 11:22am
    Awesome, been waiting for this for a year now. You gonna make me buy a FM tuner for my car now.
  7. Kelly
    September 09, 2009 at 11:39am
    Love, love, love! Definitely worth the wait. Many kudos to the Pandora team for bringing the service to Android.
  8. BW
    September 09, 2009 at 12:32pm
    I was just checking up on this yesterday. What a surprise when I found it in the market today! Thanks a lot. Great application.
  9. John
    September 09, 2009 at 1:28pm
    Thank you so so so so so so much for this!
  10. Adam Lasnik
    September 09, 2009 at 3:30pm
    Just installed the app and love it! And, true to my promise, I just signed up for Pandora One. I noted that I'd become a paying member of Pandora once you released an Android app; here it is, and here I am. To the rest of you who are loving Pandora even more than before, I warmly encourage you to support this amazing service with just a tiny bit of cash. Cheaper than a movie + nice dinner, it'll bring you happiness all year long and will help Pandora make more great stuff for us :-)

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