Google Glass gets Pandora app

Chris Davies

Google Glass now has Pandora support, giving the wearable another option for streaming music playback. The new Glassware pipes Pandora's ever-changing custom radio playlists to the headset, complete with support for starting a new channel or picking from a preexisting one.

As with any Pandora app, there's also support for shaping the playlist by marking it thumbs-up or thumbs-down.


That's handled by swiping and tapping on the touchpad on the side of Glass, which also controls play/pause, skip, and stop. However, voice commands can be used to load a Pandora station, or to create a new one.

The audio itself can be played back via the single earbud which Google began included with its mildly-refreshed version of Glass at the end of 2013, or using a USB stereo headset if you have one. Those who don't care about audio quality can even listen to Pandora through the bone-conduction earpiece, but it's not likely to be an especially gratifying experience.


Pandora actually came up with the app after a company hack-a-thon, with a team developing the initial version in just 72 hours. That was subsequently shown to Google, and the full app developed. The Pandora Glassware is free and available to install now.

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SOURCE Pandora




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