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Internet Radio

A couple of months ago I went to a friend’s house for lunch. It was a good time together. The men got to bond over sports and the girls gossiped about friends, shopping, TV shows everything! Perfect time actually. She also showed me her Blu-ray player that was hooked to Pandora. Pandora, who? I asked. I live in a cave – I admit.

I had to get home and Google it. Look out the cave every once in a while. Here is what I found from my favorite site:

Pandora Radio is a USA only, automated music recommendation service and custodian of the Music Genome Project. Users enter a song or artist that they enjoy, and the service responds by playing selections that are musically similar. Users provide feedback on approval or disapproval of individual songs, which Pandora takes into account for future selections.

Hmmm… this had all my attention now. I had to try it.

So yesterday, I was able to hook up my Blu-ray player to Pandora. It was really easy. I had to register my Blu-ray player, create an account online with Pandora and pick out the artists I liked. Once all that was done my Blu-ray player became a singing machine that I could enjoy. Totally recommend it!

So what was the next step? I asked myself. I decided to see if there was an app for my android phone… AND there was one! It works just as well as the Blu-ray. Now I have a phone that sings sweet nothings in my ears!

WOW. Now only if I could have thought of this idea. Actually now only if I knew how to program all that and make it work.


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