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Can I get Pandora to play over my home theater?

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Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Dec 7, 2010 1:43 AM
I have Pandora on my Mac Pro and my iPad. If I get an Apple TV will I be able to stream Pandora over my home theater?
Mac Pro 3.0 GHz Quad-Core, iPad WiFi + 3G (Yea!), Mac OS X (10.6.5), 30" HP LP3065 Monitor, 22" Cinema Display
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
    Check what it says about the Pandora App in the App Store.

    I can't do that as it is not available in the UK.

    Does it mention that it can use AirPlay?

    If it does then you can stream from the iPad to the new Apple TV.
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
    Pandora supports Airplay. With a 2nd Gen Apple TV, you should be able to do this.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
    Airplay also works with Airport Express. I just bought one that I plan on hooking up in my kitchen with a set of Creature Speakers I'm not currently using. Picked up the Airport Express refurbed on Amazon for about $50 USD.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,140 points)
    Other manufacturers also have or are working on AirPlay-compatible devices, including Denon, Marantz, B&W, JBL, and iHome. So there are other options in addition to the Apple TV and Airport Express and will be more in the future.

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,140 points)
    They're wrong. Here's how to use Airplay with Pandora (from Pandora tech support):

    1) Double tap the home button on the device - it doesn't matter if Pandora open, as long as it's playing.

    2) Swipe to the right along the area at the bottom to reveal the music player controls and Pandora icon.

    3) Click on the Airplay button (to the right of the 'forward' button) and select the other source you want to stream to.

    NOTE: The Airplay button only shows when another source (Airport Express/Apple TV) is available on that network.

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • Crizstiiane Calculating status...
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    Dec 9, 2010 8:18 AM (in response to varjak paw)
    I can't get my pandora to stream to apple tv from iPad ... I have pandora running and when I double click the home button to swipe to find the airplay option, it's not there. Is there a setting anywhere I need to enable?
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
    Is your ATV the small, black 2nd gen?
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • Jc4evermac Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2011 10:38 PM (in response to varjak paw)
    I already tried streaming pandora and every time I press the airplay button to use the apple tv2g it just stop so again when I choose the iPad start playing. The only difference that I see is the router which is not an apple extreme or any apple router "I got my reasons" instead I own a netgear dualband router. I just learned how to close all the apps that work in multitasking mode so maybe that will help me to be able to stream pandora. I hope someone can help me with that. Thanks
    Imac, iOS 4, Ipad apple TV 2g
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 4:21 AM (in response to Jc4evermac)
    I have some nameless router supplied by my ISP and have very few problems. Yes, every once in a while, Pandora stops. Try resetting your iPad by pressing the power button and the home button until the silver apple appears.

    There's no reason to mess with closing all the apps. Very few of them are actually running.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
  • Jc4evermac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2011 10:33 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
    Thanks, but didn't work, I just hope that they come with and update, I really don't have any clue about what to do. Thanks any way
    Imac, iOS 4, Ipad apple TV 2g
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to Jc4evermac)
    Jc4evermac wrote:
    Thanks, but didn't work, I just hope that they come with and update, I really don't have any clue about what to do. Thanks any way


    As it works with the current version for most of us, the problem is probably with your set up, not the iPad software. Therefore, an update may not make any difference.

    Have you tried resetting your iPad? That solves a lot of weird problems. Press and hold the power button and the home button until you see the silver apple. This doesn't remove any data from the iPad.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano, 1st Gen Touch, 3rd Gen Touch, 6th gen Nano, iPad
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