Chromecast may get Pandora support soon, could be announced tonight

October 24, 2013
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Music fans, listen up! If you’re a fan of streaming music, and love your Chromecast, it’s about to get a whole lot better. It seems as though the streaming music app Pandora will have Chromecast streaming functionality in the very near future.


On launch, Google noted a host of partners who would support their streaming dongle, though for some we’re still waiting. One of them was Pandora, and while nobody is outright saying it’s happening, signs point to the functionliaty happening pretty soon. GigaOM found language in the source code of the Chromecast website, which states the following:

Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.

GigaOM also notes the CSS code for the page makes several references to Pandora, but we weren’t able to verify that in searching the code for the site. While only Hulu Plus has gone ahead with their Chromecast plans since the device launched, Janko Roettgers of GigaOM notes that several sources say the Chromecast will get support from one more app before the end of the month.

Google refused comment on the matter, as they don’t discuss anything they haven’t made official. We look to the Play Store event this evening for news on the Pandora partnership. It would make sense, considering all the signage and publicity for the event has taken on a musical connotation.


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  • Phil Selmer

    I just got my Chromecast yesterday. Adding Pandora today would make for a very nice birthday present!

  • disqus_HLZr06y3Xk

    I already stream Pandora through the bluetooth on my home theater and cell phone….

    Add HBO Go support to the Chromecast, please!!!!

  • Jason

    Google, can you PLEASE open up the Chromecast SDK already? This is a really cool device that’s utterly ruined by the fact that only a few large companies have access to it.

  • Cory Wilson

    I wish Slacker would get it. I really hate Pandora. Same price as Slacker and you still have a skip limit, and a very limited selection of songs.