Aug 10 AT 4:33 PM Dustin Earley 16 Comments

Sony DSX-S310BTX car stereo to feature Pandora support for Android devices


Listening to Pandora in your car with the help of your Android device is nothing new. But a stereo with built-in Pandora for Android support? Now that’s something we’d like to see. Coming this fall, Sony is going to make it happen.

With the announcement of the Sony DSX-S310BTX, Android users will finally have an aftermarket car radio that features native support for Pandora. Anyone with an Android handset and a data connection will be able to pair their device to the DSX-S310BTX via Bluetooth and perform all the normal Pandora functions. You can play, pause, skip and thumbs up or down tracks, as well as browse radio stations, view information like track titles and tag artists right from the standard four-line OEL display. Thanks to the built-in microphone, you’ll also be able to make calls and listen in using your car’s speakers. Along with Android support, the Sony DSX-S310BTX will also feature BlackBerry support, along with a USB input for other devices.

Be on the lookout for the Sony DSX-S310BTX to ship this fall for a grand total of $280.

Source: cnet

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    pretty sweet.. But I can basically do all of the same through Bluetooth (as long as your radio is Bluetooth enabled of course)..

  • aj

    Sweet definitely looking forward to this as some us arent rich enough to get a car with bluetooth. I could barely afford wheels on my car. JK!!!

  • Jess Blanchard

    I want this. But my stupid car has a big stupid dash thing. I don’t know if I could replace it without it looking hella wonky. That’s a technical term.

    • BiGMERF

      Jess they have kits that will help it fit.. with like an empty area under the radio to put paperwork or whatever

  • KHiD1987

    I want one… I don’t even care a out the price .

  • uknowme

    That’s pretty sweet! I’m very tempted. I just wish it had a few more compatibility.

  • zfrank

    Very nice, the whole reason why I went to the dark side, well really for Rhapsody and I refuse to listen to music through a headphone jack. I don’t think the bluetooth thing would work because car stereo’s see your phone as storage, correction android phones as storage and pandora streams to your phone. Come on Alpine! Your turn, I find android (+EVO) way more useful than my iphone, but most of my data usage is streaming music in the car.

    • Dave

      I use Bluetooth to stream Pandora to my Sony MEX-BT3900U from my Thunderbolt. I have the external microphone set up as well. Works great.

  • phi

    Of course I just bought and installed the DSX-S300BTX that doesn’t have the Pandora support….Thanks Sony.

  • Kinslayer

    Still don’t see the big advantage of just Pandora… why not go big, and have the entire car stereo running off Android, with, apps, etc?

    Actually Parrot are busy doing that… Google the Parrot Asteroid.

    I’m going to claim partial credit, after they sneakily removed my suggestion to open source their software and/or make an Android version on their forums, only to do it a year later :)

    Having said that, their previous head unit that I owned was the worst, most frustrating piece I’ve hardware I’ve ever wasted money on. Despite numerous firmware upgrades, it constantly crashed, wouldn’t start up, or just otherwise wouldn’t work. So although their Asteroid unit looks cool, they have a lot to make up for, and I’d suggest people hold out for reviews before rushing out to buy this.

  • Brock

    This is a sick concept. Pandora is great but people are moving on to different audio/music programs

  • caraudio

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  • daniel block

    Okay so how about a radio that has pandora but does not have to have the phone attached to it

  • dblock

    Can’t the radio do all the work, hell, for all I care, Pandora can be the only thing I need or want in my radio

  • Will

    This headunit is literally perfect. Bluetooth Pandora stream works great from my Droid X. the radio makes the connection to my phone within 2 seconds of turning on and begins playing my iPod a seconds before that! Calling is great with the external microphone, people cant tell the difference between when i am in the car or talking normally.

    Buy it.

  • Simon

    Well i just bought a dsx-s300btx and i wast sure if the bluetooth on that radio worked like a bluetooth headset? From what im seeing is that they finaly incorporate something that will that will help android users…man i made the stupid mistake ordering it online from “a jungle habbitat” not saying any specific names but i just want to say check your model number before buying. :/