Pandora Lands On Google ChromecastBy: Zach Walton - October 31, 2013
Google Chromecast has thus far only been used as a video streaming device for services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. That’s not to say that the Chromecast can only do video, however, as a major player in the online music streaming business has now announced support for the device.
Pandora announced today that its Android and iOS mobile apps have now been updated with the Cast button to allow users to push content from their mobile devices to the TV through Chromecast. When playing on a TV, all the basic Pandora features, like Play, Pause, Thumb and Skip, are available to users.
“Our mission is to provide the best personalized radio experience to our listeners, anytime, anywhere,” said Tom Conrad, Pandora CTO and EVP of Product. “More than one-third of radio listening takes place in the home and we are continually innovating and investing in new platforms that help us seamlessly deliver access to Pandora across a broad range of connected devices. By integrating Google Cast technology into our mobile apps, users now have another easy access point to a better listening experience from the biggest screen in their living room.”
Pandora says that the updated iOS and Android apps are now available from their respective stores. The Android app supports streaming from both smartphones and tablets whereas the iOS app only supports streaming from iPhones at this time. It’s noted that iPad support is “coming soon.”[Image: Pandora/Google Play]