Boxee is a very cool multimedia app that lets you access and stream your digital media in many different ways. There’s also a lot of extra apps included with it, and today we take a look at the Pandora application in Boxee.
Pandora has been a favorite free music streaming service that’s been around for some time now. Though there are new services like Grooveshark and Spotify that are competing, Pandora is still a reliable choice. It’s now included in Boxee, and here we take a look at using it.
Create a Pandora Account
If you don’t already have a Pandora account, you can easily create one at their website (link below).
Pandora in Boxee
To start using Pandora from Boxee, launch Boxee and from the main menu select Apps.
Now from the My Apps section select Pandora.
When the Pandora app menu comes up, select Start.
Now you need to log into your Pandora account.
After signing in you can starting listening to your stations, viewing artist info, and cover art. All while enjoying some cool visuals in the background.
From the controls at the top you can control playback, skip songs, control volume, get information on why a song was picked, and give a song a thumbs up or down.
Of course you can also pull up your stations and switch between them and add more. The same features you’ve come to expect from Pandora are available.
One thing we noticed missing is not being able to click on the band or artist to get additional information about them –which you can do on the Pandora site and desktop app. But that isn’t a deal breaker by any means, and we’re hoping the feature will be added in the future.
Then while you’re checking out other apps, shows, and setting within Boxee, the cool visuals continue and the songs from you stations keep playing.
Pandora is a great streaming music service and a welcome edition to Boxee. If you’re a fan of Pandora now you can listen to it on your home theater system. If you’re new to Boxee, make sure to check out our article on getting started with Boxee.
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- Published 03/19/10