TiVo has announced the availability of personalized Internet radio service Pandora on all broadband-connected TiVo Premiere boxes.
Pandora provides music through personalized radio stations, created instantly from a single song, artist, composer or genre ‘seed.’ Simple thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback quickly refine stations to each listener’s taste. The Music Genome Project, a hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora’s personalization, using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings.
On TiVo, consumers can create a new free Pandora account, or sign-in with existing Pandora accounts to immediately enjoy their current stations on the TV. Users can also access Pandora stations created on TiVo on any other platform where they listen to Pandora, including PCs and smartphones and other connected devices.
Pandora joins TiVo’s current musical lineup of Rhapsody, Live365, Music Choice and songs connected from a PC or Mac music library. To stream songs connected from a PC or Mac, users will need TiVo Desktop software for PC or TiVo Desktop software for Mac. TiVo Desktop software is not required to use Pandora, Rhapsody, Live365 or Music Choice.