Reciva Expands Pandora’s Service to Multiple Internet Radio Devices


tangent quattro

Last April we were introduced to the first Wi-Fi Internet Radio to natively support Pandora and its thumbs up / down song voting feature called the Livio Radio. Now, Reciva, the folks behind the device’s server software, is announcing that a total of 5 CE manufactures (C Crane Co., Grace Digital, Livio, Sonora Audio, Tanget Audio) over 11 separate devices are now using their Pandora-enabled server software. Unfortunately, none of the newly added devices offers dedicated Pandora buttons like the Livio Radio, but the manufactures state that you are able to vote on songs using the devices existing buttons.

Reciva Launches Pandora on Multiple Devices

Reciva today announced the widespread launch of Pandora on stand-alone Internet radios. 5 CE companies have integrated the highly publicised Pandora service onto more than 10 Reciva based devices, ranging from entry level table top radios through to high-end Hi-Fi separates.

Reciva today announced the widespread launch of Pandora on stand-alone Internet radios. 5 CE companies have integrated the highly publicised Pandora service onto more than 10 Reciva based devices, ranging from entry level table top radios through to high-end Hi-Fi separates.

This launch sees 2 of the world’s leading Internet radio companies joining forces to offer consumers more variety and choice than ever before. By partnering with some of the best Internet radio device manufacturers around, Pandora will see its already huge following increase even further.

Radios from C Crane, Grace Digital, Livio, sonoro audio and Tangent Audio now boast the highly acclaimed personalised radio experience and all include real-time feedback to the consumers’ online Pandora account.

Jessica Steel, Pandora’s senior vice president of business development said “Our aim has always been to make our service available to as many users as possible via as many delivery mechanisms as possible. The partnership with Reciva shows that Pandora is continuing its commitment to give our users the ultimate choice”. Ben Terrell, CEO of Reciva stated “Pandora has always been at the forefront of our thinking when integrating world leading music services into the Reciva platform. This is just the beginning of Pandora becoming the De-facto personalized radio experience for Internet radio device owners”

Summary list of current Pandora certified Internet radios:

C Crane Co.: C Crane Co.
CC WiFi

Grace Digital: Grace Digital
GDI-IR1000
GDI-IR3000
GDI-IR2000
GDI-IRP600
GDI-IR3020
ITC-IR1000

Livio: Livio
The Livio Radio featuring Pandora – LV001

sonoro: sonoro audio
sonoro elements W

Tangent Audio: Tangent Audio
Tangent Quattro
Tangent NET-200

About Reciva®
Reciva is the global market leader in Internet radio technology.

Reciva’s Gatepass™ platform is at the heart of all Reciva-enabled Internet radios. Reciva’s technology is available in the form of the Barracuda or Stingray hardware modules or as a software licence, both of which provide consumer electronics (CE) companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a turnkey solution. Reciva’s Gateway technology delivers regularly updated and verified Internet radio station lists to its internet radio products, allowing listeners to access many thousands of online radio broadcasts without the need for a PC.

The Reciva Radio Portal, Reciva, enables listeners to access Internet Radio via their PC. The listeners can build customised station lists and access subscription based music services.

About Pandora
Pandora, Pandora, is a free, personalized Internet radio service, available anytime and anywhere on the PC, in the home and on mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone. Pandora is based on the Music Genome Project, which began in 2000 and is the most thorough analysis of popular music ever undertaken. Each song in this massive collection, which includes Pop, Rock, Jazz, Electronica, Hip Hop, Country, Blues, R&B, Latin and Classical, is analyzed by one of more than 50 trained musicians, and assessed against up to 400 distinct musical attributes (encompassing melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) to capture its unique musical identity. Pandora uses this information to build playlists based on musical similarity. By simply entering a favorite song or artist, a listener is instantly launched into a personalized listening experience, full of new discovery as Pandora explores their favorite part of the music universe. Listeners can create up to 100 of these personal radio stations and refine them by providing feedback via the Pandora radio tuner. Additionally, listeners can create profiles, search for other listeners in the Pandora community who have similar musical tastes, and find stations built by other listeners, using artist and song names as well as genre and mood search terms. The music analyst team works daily to keep the Music Genome Project updated with the latest releases, emerging artists, and an ever-deepening collection of catalogue titles. Today, Pandora has a growing user base of more than 18 million registered listeners and national advertisers such as HP, Microsoft, Toyota, AT&T, Procter and Gamble, and Nike.




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