MINI is Making Pandora Internet Radio Available

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MINI USA has made an announcement today, revealing its collaboration with Pandora for the first third party application to be used on the MINI Connected. The carmaker wants to have the popular Pandora Internet radio available at no charge and to allow MINI owners to use Pandora through the existing MINI Connected system.

All 2011 MINIs across the entire model range, that also come with MINI Connected, will be able to stream Pandora, thus enabling access to the personalized Internet radio system, include popular Pandora features, such as: easy access to existing stations, the ability to create new ones using the car interface and high-resolution, color display of album art. Once the two companies finish their development work, the software will be available for download and will immediately work with their existing MINI Connected systems.

Integration of Pandora has been highly requested by our existing owners and potential new customers. We are pleased that we are able to partner with Pandora and look forward to offering this function across the MINI product range in a way that is simple to access and safer to operate,” said Stephan Durach, Director of the BMW Group Technology Office Palo Alto.

The MINI Connected iPhone App is available for free right now from the Apple App store, giving drivers access to their favorite entertainment needs they would expect from an iPhone in the car: Web Radio, News, Twitter, Google Send to Car, Google Local Search, and MINIMALISM Analyser. “We look forward to bringing additional premium partners into the world of MINI Connected Approved iPhone Apps. Expect more exciting announcements in the future,” announced Robert Passaro, Senior Project Manager at the BMW Group.

“We’re thrilled that MINI is making Pandora available to customers across its full range of vehicles, thereby enabling people to enjoy their personalized radio stations while on-the-go,” stated Jessica Steel, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Pandora.


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