Google Chromecast Brings Pandora to TV

Low-cost adapter also offers access Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Hulu Plus

Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes.

Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added access to Hulu Plus through Chromecast devices.

The $35 Chromecast device is less expensive than other Internet-video streaming devices including Apple TV and Roku, partly because it relies on using a smartphone or tablet as a remote control.

SEE ALSO: Google Chromecast’s Real Genius: It’s Cheap and Dumb

“We believe the model of web standards-based apps running on the TV, controlled by a smartphone or tablet, is the winning formula for powering second-screen experiences,” Tom Conrad, Pandora’s chief technology officer and exec VP of product, said in a blog post. “The framework we built with tv.pandora.com allows us to quickly evolve the ’10 foot’ experience of Pandora with greater flexibility and speed than ever before.”

Google highlighted the forthcoming Pandora service in its Chromecast launch. Other video service providers working to come to Chromecast include HBO, AOL, Discovery’s Revision3, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Vevo and Vimeo.

Pandora’s music service also is available through Roku set-tops, Sonos Play:1, TiVo DVRs, and connected TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic. In addition, Pandora is available to customers of DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon FiOS TV.

Chromecast users can access Pandora by downloading version 5.0 of Pandora’s Android or iOS mobile app; Pandora said support for iPads is coming soon. The “Cast” button in the apps triggers streaming of Pandora users’ personalized radio stations to the TV.

More Digital

  • Courtesy of 8i

    Holographic Capture Startup 8i Plans to Lay Off Half of Its Staff

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • Sirius Logo

    SiriusXM Hit With Big Rate Hike by Copyright Royalty Board

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • Google Home Max

    Google Home Max Review: Want Some Bass With Those Smarts?

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • Erik Huggers Vevo

    Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Is Stepping Down

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • Facebook

    Facebook Adds Snooze Button to Mute Friends, Pages for 30 Days

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • vice_logo

    Disney Will Get More Vice After Acquiring 21st Century Fox's $70 Million Stake

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

  • Refinery29 - philippe-von-borries-justin-stefano

    Refinery29 Lays Off 34 Staffers in Latest Sign of Digital-Media Malaise

    Google’s low-cost Chromecast Internet TV adapter now streams Pandora’s music-streaming service to HDTVs, as the device builds out its content lineup to challenge other broadband set-top boxes. Google launched Chromecast in July — selling out initial inventory in one day — with Netflix, YouTube and content purchased from Google Play. Earlier this month, Hulu added […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content