updated 10:50 am EDT, Wed May 23, 2007
Sonos adds Pandora support
Another front in Pandora's integration offensive is home electronics, to which end it has formed a partnership with Sonos, makers of the Digital Music System. The hardware allows users to listen to Internet radio or digital music files anywhere in their house, through a main wireless relay and a series of sub-stations connected to speakers; Pandora will allow owners to create up to 100 custom radio stations using the Sonos Controller, selecting favorite songs and artists, and rating what comes on the air.
Because of the way the DMS works, users will be further be able to play one stream in every room of their house, or as many as 32 separate broadcasts by going room-to-room. Pandora service is now available with the Sonos System Software 2.2 update. A subscription is $36 annually, but all customers are eligible for a free 30-day trial.