While the Pandora Internet radio service is now unavailable outside of the US, it just unveiled its Pandora Everywhere Platform to offer the service to any device, in any music format, over any network wired or wireless with capacity for 10’s of millions of users enjoying the same simple Pandora experience they’ve come to expect at Pandora.com (as long as they are in the US!) It also announced new partnerships with Sprint and Sonos that will let the two companies offer the Pandora service to their customers. Both services will offer users the same ability to rate their music.
Sprint will offer Pandora ad-free for US$2.99 a month on five phones initially (Sprint Power Vision plan required). Five more will follow in the next month, including the Sprint Upstage. A free 30-day trial is available.
Sonos has released an updated version of the software for its digital-media system. The new version offers the Pandora service for US$3 a month.
Pandora has also updated its web site to better integrate its listening and community features. Too bad I can’t see it…