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  1. dfaris's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Pandora will be released for the PlayBook? I have looked around but could not find any information about Pandora.
    04-14-11 05:31 PM
  2. Altarocks's Avatar
    I assume you are talking about an app, right? Why would you want to load an app when you can simply bookmart the website?
    04-14-11 05:35 PM
  3. jlekach's Avatar
    You may be able to just play pandora right from their website in a seperate browser tab... the power of the full internet...
    04-14-11 05:36 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    a pandora app has a more user friendly UI so I'd prefer an app myself. just saying.
    04-14-11 05:39 PM
  5. Chronos88's Avatar
    a pandora app has a more user friendly UI so I'd prefer an app myself. just saying.
    That may be true but the fact that the browser can play it allows us to make use of the service for however long it takes to get an app out.
    04-14-11 05:52 PM
  6. dfaris's Avatar
    I was just wondering if it would work at all. LOL I didn't even think of just going to the website. Has in been confirmed that the website works on the playbook?
    04-14-11 05:56 PM
  7. Altarocks's Avatar
    I loaded the Pandora app on my pc. I wasn't sure why I was doing so, nor have I figured out any benefit to having it. To me, it just seems like one extra thing I need to launch when I want to use it. In truth, I guess it does allow me to open it with one click instead of the two it would take to open a browser tab and click the site. But since I always forget its there I need extra clicks to minimize and restore my browser while I launch it

    I know its simply personal preference. I'm sure an app will come around, but in the meantime you still can run it.
    04-14-11 05:56 PM
  8. xxplosive82's Avatar
    Yes, Pandora's website will work on the PlayBook.
    04-14-11 06:03 PM
  9. setuid's Avatar
    I assume you are talking about an app, right? Why would you want to load an app when you can simply bookmart the website?
    I'll give you one good reason: Because on the current Playbook browser implementation, you can't load up another tab, or launch another Playbook app, without causing the streaming to pause, even when the apps are configured in "Showcase" mode (i.e. keep running in the background).

    Also, the Playbook has a hard-coded, can't disable default of 5 minutes before standby, even when powered on and plugged in. You stream for 5 minutes, then the Playbook shuts down, and you have to power it on again, put in the unlock code, and then streaming resumes.

    A few major flaws in their current implementation, but it is customer-facing, beta hardware and software.
    04-21-11 09:48 PM
  10. theodoreandon's Avatar
    Slacker works like a charm.
    04-21-11 09:57 PM
  11. D.Vader's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Pandora will be released for the PlayBook? I have looked around but could not find any information about Pandora.
    Site works fine for me via the Browser.
    04-24-11 04:32 AM
  12. optimo's Avatar
    I'll give you one good reason: Because on the current Playbook browser implementation, you can't load up another tab, or launch another Playbook app, without causing the streaming to pause, even when the apps are configured in "Showcase" mode (i.e. keep running in the background.
    Whoomp, there it is!
    04-24-11 08:32 AM
  13. MrT1ki's Avatar
    nobody answered this question, being "will there be a pandora app?". i think we all understand the website will load. does anybody know an answer to the question instead of their own solution?

    ive just emailed pandora with questions about this so lets see if i get a response. ill be sure to share if i get a reply.
    Last edited by MrT1ki; 05-21-11 at 04:58 PM.
    05-21-11 04:50 PM
  14. papped's Avatar
    I'll give you one good reason: Because on the current Playbook browser implementation, you can't load up another tab, or launch another Playbook app, without causing the streaming to pause, even when the apps are configured in "Showcase" mode (i.e. keep running in the background).
    You can open new apps, you just have to change the PB app settings to Showcase instead of Default. With default fullscreen apps cause other background apps to pause.
    05-21-11 05:14 PM
  15. kolonji's Avatar
    Slacker works like a charm.
    Slacker sucks Baluga whale testicles
    05-21-11 05:22 PM
  16. MrT1ki's Avatar
    Pandora was quick to get back to me. (unfortunately) here are my findings:

    Hi [my name],

    Thanks for writing. We are not currently developing an application for the Playbook, but we hear from some listeners that it works using the native web browser. If you'd like, give it a shot and let us know how it goes! Sorry for any inconvenience -- enjoy the music!

    Best wishes,
    Josh F.
    Listener Advocate
    PANDORA internet radio
    Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music


    looks like the browser will have to work for now...
    technomensch likes this.
    05-21-11 06:45 PM
  17. technomensch's Avatar
    I'm sorry to hear that about their response, but I personally am refusing to accept this answer.

    I am the creator of "Blackberry Playbook Application Initiative" and have started a campaign to get them to change their mind.

    I have created a form letter, and their support email address in the following thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f243/bl...1/#post6343627

    I hope that you will reply to their response with the form letter provided, and that others do the same.

    If we show there is a demand, perhaps we can get them to change their minds.
    05-23-11 10:29 AM
  18. gordongr's Avatar
    a lot of services work fine from the browser but a well developed, intuitive app for certain things like Pandora, Slacker, Twitter, Facebook etc.... is far better & more convenient than any web browser, just my opinion
    05-23-11 11:10 PM
  19. AJErvin12's Avatar
    Thanks for creating the form letter. I just sent them an email requesting they show the PlayBook a little love. Thanks again!

    Anthony
    05-24-11 08:04 PM
  20. hooper's Avatar
    I sent them an email and hit them up on twitter too. Their freaking web client is flash, how hard would it be to make a stand alone flash client.... *******.
    05-24-11 10:20 PM
  21. fatherslot's Avatar
    yet again another content site that hates Canada...they keep this up and people may pirate stuff
    05-24-11 10:41 PM
  22. semicoln's Avatar
    I sent the form letter to Pandora.
    05-25-11 01:37 AM
  23. Jake2826's Avatar
    I sent a quick email off to them today.
    05-25-11 02:27 AM
  24. Invader3K's Avatar
    I emailed them just now. Would love to see this happen.
    05-25-11 09:08 AM
  25. darkonex's Avatar
    I'll give you one good reason: Because on the current Playbook browser implementation, you can't load up another tab, or launch another Playbook app, without causing the streaming to pause, even when the apps are configured in "Showcase" mode (i.e. keep running in the background).

    Also, the Playbook has a hard-coded, can't disable default of 5 minutes before standby, even when powered on and plugged in. You stream for 5 minutes, then the Playbook shuts down, and you have to power it on again, put in the unlock code, and then streaming resumes.

    A few major flaws in their current implementation, but it is customer-facing, beta hardware and software.
    My playbook doesnt timeout after 5 minutes like you said...
    05-25-11 10:29 AM
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