So this morning I waited in line to get the brand new iPhone 3G. For those of you who just have to know, I opted for the black 16 gig version.
One reason why I wanted to upgrade was that 3G unlocks a lot of options for you that you don’t get with EDGE. You’re naturally going to be able to download more data to your phone A LOT faster.
I had downloaded the Pandora Radio iPhone App to my older phone but there were constant delays in playing songs as the phone had to catch up with the song it was downloading.
Now on the iPhone 3G, I can listen to music on Pandora seamlessly just as if I was listening to Pandora from my computer. This is GAME CHANGING.
I already hardly ever listened to the radio. I think this seals the deal.
The thing I want next is for my friends at ODEO to create an iPhone app so that I can stream audio podcasts write to my iPhone. I travel a lot and I’d love to be able to download the TWiT podcasts write to my iPhone without having to sync up with my computer.
Then… I’d be able to have the equivalent of both new radio music and talk programming right at the command of my finger tips in my iPhone. WAY cool!!!!
So… what do you think of the Pandora Radio App? Do you more so prefer the Last FM or AOL Radio iPhone Apps? Do you prefer listening to the radio? If so, why?
9 thoughts on “The Pandora iPhone App and the Death of the Radio”
Don’t forget that the iPhone plays mp3s fine from safari. Odeo could easily make a web app.
I had the same thought as you right after I upgraded .. I wrote about ho I felt this could out a dent in traditional and satellite radio
It is truly awesome
@Sam Cole: True true… i’d LOVE to see them do a mobile Web app.
@Jimmy: Steve Rubel did a great article on this that I should have pointed to:
Pandora was the first app I installed on my 3G iPhone and probably the one I use the most. Its great for when I’m sitting at my desk or in a coffee shop but I for some reason I’ve found the AOL Radio app more useful when sitting at home. I think its because with Pandora when I hear a song I like/dislike I want to make sure to rate it which takes some interaction and can sometimes be distracting. At home, I just want music so AOL Radio fill that Sirius/XM niche.
you can listen to podcasts and watch videos from flytunes.fm. You can also bookmark the podcast rss feed and listen to it directly. Flytunes has twit under podcast-> technology.
For me, the Pandora app is one of my favorite things ever (and, even with the old Iphone, I have not had any delays in streaming from anywhere I’ve been around Washington).
The Iphone has turned into a complete entertainment system – I listen to Pandora or podcasts while walking, and then read ebooks on it while on the subway – it is the ultimate never-get-bored-with-it item. I’d take it to bed with me each night if it didn’t need recharging.
I had fun playing the race-car game on your iPhone. Not quite to where I could spring for one yet, but that moved me a step closer (it’s amazing the power novelty has).