Oct
6
2011

Quick Tip: Pandora now works on Windows Phone 7 Mango!

No, Pandora hasn’t created a Windows Phone 7 app – at least not yet. And yes, every night I pray with the rest of you, hoping that they change their mind – but until then, we *finally* have a solution to Pandora on WP7!!

Pandora on Windows Phone 7 Mango IE9 browser

Avid listeners probably already know that Pandora has recently updated their website to support HTML5. This brilliant decision to transform their site to use the newest media standards has really helped out WP7 users who are just starting to explore the power of the all new Internet Explorer 9 in Mango. Since the new IE9 browser supports playing media directly from web sites, playing music directly from the Pandora website works as well!

Simply open up Internet Explorer and head to: http://pandora.com. Type in an artist, and let the music play!

If you tap the volume button on your phone, there’s an option to play/pause the current song – but unfortunately skipping tracks must be done using the buttons on the website itself.

Pandora Volume options to Play and Pause

I totally didn’t know about it until a friend tipped me off – so I might as well spread the word. Pandora. Boo yeah.

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About the Author: ShiftF

I'm a recent senior computer engineering grad from the University of British Columbia. I'm also a bit of a phone addict - as I currently switch between a BlackBerry, a few iPhones and a few Windows Phones (Samsung Focus, HTC Titan, Lumia 900). I'm now work as a software developer full-time.