Monday, April 27, 2009

Updated Pandora integration from Reciva

- First Reciva-based radio with dedicated Pandora buttons

Reciva announced their plans for official Pandora support at CES January 2008 - with a limited number of brands initially supported, the first was Grace at end of May 2008.

In April 2009 there was another related set of announcements - one was just to say that there are a few more brands with Pandora support. But I found the other more interesting ... for a couple of reasons.

The press release says "Livio Radio’s sleek features puts Pandora® at your finger tips".
Livio radio

First there are like/dislike buttons on the device and the remote control.
Livio RemoteOK - no big thing (love/ban has been on other systems before but I think that this is the first time on a dedicated internet radio).
Second though is that Livio appears to be a sister company of Myine who recently released their Ira device which is using vTuner.
This is not the first time that a brand has gone with more than one supplier - but I don't remember anyone else having 2 suppliers so quickly.