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  Reply # 736889 24-Dec-2012 16:12 Send private message

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geek4me: Has anyone been able to get Pandora to work in NZ on Smart TVs or Smart Blu-Ray players? I have an LG 42" LM6200 TV and Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu Ray player both with Internet access. I'd like to play Pandora via my stereo. Have asked Pandora about when it will be available but had no reply.


I have Pandora on my Samsung C series, I had to change the location to USA in the system menu.

This is really annoying me about Pandora, why aren't they supporting these devices in NZ? Sonos, Smart TV's, most internet radios are all Pandora capable but are not being supported here it seems. This was one of the questions I would have liked asked of the Pandora guy when he was here.


Hear your pain, however was pandora fully a legal service / officially in NZ when you purchased your smart tv/blueray players? Have there been any firmware updates to your devices recently and are the manufacturers of your devices now supporting pandora on their newer devices?



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  Reply # 736890 24-Dec-2012 16:15 Send private message

I asked the question re support for Smart TVs and PLayers on Geekzone for the Pandora guy to answer but he did not comment on that.

As luck would have it since posting my request above I received a reply from Pandora after resending my question.

Their reply:

"Unfortunately, we aren't yet available on devices for folks in New Zealand. Because of the interactive nature of Pandora, we do not create playlist files like many other online radio/shoutcast streams. As a result, Pandora doesn't work without some additional development on the part of the device manufacturer."

I have questioned this response as my devices already support Pandora in the US so I did not think they could blame the device manufacturers.

It looks like Pandora is only "half" released in NZ.

Perhaps I am missing something on why the same model of TV and Blu Ray player that works with Pandora in the US does not here.


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  Reply # 736892 24-Dec-2012 16:17 Send private message

Gooseybhai:
Hear your pain, however was pandora fully a legal service / officially in NZ when you purchased your smart tv/blueray players? Have there been any firmware updates to your devices recently and are the manufacturers of your devices now supporting pandora on their newer devices?


My devices firmware is fully up to date. I appreciate it has to be for Pandora to work! The devices are supported as mentioned above.

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  Reply # 736895 24-Dec-2012 16:20 Send private message

geek4me:
Gooseybhai:
Hear your pain, however was pandora fully a legal service / officially in NZ when you purchased your smart tv/blueray players? Have there been any firmware updates to your devices recently and are the manufacturers of your devices now supporting pandora on their newer devices?


My devices firmware is fully up to date. I appreciate it has to be for Pandora to work! The devices are supported as mentioned above.


Ok all good. 
Oh well best of luck...  

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  Reply # 736902 24-Dec-2012 16:29 Send private message

Another reply just received from Pandora. I asked how could the manufacturers be to blame -

"Thanks for writing back and I understand your frustration. There is actually a lot of work that goes into converting apps for use in different countries (as legally certain features vary from country to country) so it will take us some time before will be able to offer these apps to folks in New Zealand.

Sorry again for any confusion. "

This reply at least makes sense to me. I just hope that "some time" does not mean too many months of delay.

Meanwhile we will all have to wait ...


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