TV Answer Man
I Listen to Pandora On My TV?
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Q. A friend told me
about Pandora, the Internet music service, and I'm hooked on it
now. I listen to it all the time on my smart phone. But is there
anyway to listen to it on my TV. It would sound great on my
set's Surround Sound system. -- Mark, Dallas, Texas.
For those not familiar with Pandora, it's a free service that
streams music via the Internet. You can create your own stations
by artist or even a specific song. Pandora will then play music
from that artist or songs that are similar to the artist. For
example, if you create a Beatles channel, it will play the
Beatles catalog, of course, but it will also plays solo stuff
from Paul, John, Ringo and George -- and, occasionally, tunes
from their 60s peers such as the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and The
Before I explain how to listen to Pandora on your TV, I should
clarify that it is free, but if you listen to more than 40 hours
a month, Pandora will charge 99 cents to continue listening for
the remainder of the month. Still, a pretty good deal.
You can listen to Pandora on your TV in a number of ways. Most
Blu-ray players and Smart TVs with Wi-Fi come with a Pandora app
that allows you to sign in to your account and listen on your TV
the same way you would on your mobile device or computer.
See Top TVs With Pandora
TiVo and Roku also have Pandora features as does DIRECTV,
Comcast, Verizion FiOS and a few other TV providers. But you'll
need to have your TV set-top connected to a Broadband service to
listen to Pandora, either via a direct wired connection or a
connection to your home network.
I listen to Pandora on a Panasonic Smart TV and in my Home
Theater and I can attest that it does sound great. So, happy
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