BMW Adds Pandora Streaming Audio

BMW’s media interface now supports the popular Pandora Radio music-streaming service and streaming audio via connected iPhones or iPod Touch devices, the automaker announced today.

Owners of 2011- and 2012-model-year BMWs are able to use the online streaming service, which is part of the BMW Connected system. It’s a $250 option on some models. The application allows iPhone and iPod Touch owners to access Twitter, Facebook and now Pandora via the controls in their car.

The new Pandora service works similarly to other BMW Connected features. Once your Apple product is plugged in via USB, you can access Pandora Radio using controls on the steering wheel, center console or iDrive. You can also add new radio stations or preselect existing ones and bookmark songs with the in-car setup.

The new feature is similar to one Mercedes-Benz added to its vehicles late last year. Mercedes owners can access Pandora via a BlackBerry or iPhone with Bluetooth streaming audio.

By Colin Bird | April 29, 2011 | Comments (4)
Tags: BMW, Car Gadgets



Guys more people will have Android devices than Iphone and Blackberry commbined in the next year. You're investing in the wrong technology.

That's pretty cool actually. I love using Pandora on my computer and cell phone. When I'm out on the road I'll often plug in my phone to my radio and fire up Pandora because I get sick of the local radio playing the same music over and over again.

Though I agree that limiting it to the iPhone seems a bit odd.


i like this


More people have droid phones now. How many have the latest android is compared to blackberry and iPhone. Until it unifies its os it's a crapshoot to support 5 operating systems at once.

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