Google Chromecast Now Streams Pandora to Your TV
Music-streaming service Pandora is finally offering support for Google’s Chromecast device, which plugs into any HDTV to stream online videos and music, controlled from your tablet or smartphone.
Chromecast users can access Pandora starting now via the free Android and iOS mobile app update. The $35 HDMI dongle, which debuted this summer, already supports Vimeo, Redbox Instant, Netflix, YouTube and Hulu Plus. Compatibility with HBO is also reportedly in the works.
“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,” Pandora CTO and Executive VP of product Tom Conrad said in a statement. “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.”
After launching the Pandora app on a mobile device, users can stream music from the cloud to the TV when the Chromecast dongle is attached. It also offers basic control functionality such as pressing play, pause and skip, so users can use the Pandora app like a remote control.
Chromecast is currently only available in the United States, but international users have reportedly accessed the Android app in the Google Play store, hinting at a possible launch of Chromecast in other markets.
Original article from mashable.com.