Sony adds Pandora to SiriusXM car stereos


Sony is expanding its mobile audio lineup with models that include offer SiriusXM satellite radio and Pandora internet radio connectivity in the car. The Pandora integration on the DSX-S210X and the Bluetooth enabled DSX-S310BTX digital media players allows listeners to stream Pandora via the application on their smartphone, and transfers the Pandora-related controls to the head unit.

Both models allow listeners to access their personalized Pandora stations and the ability to fine-tune the listening experience by offering thumb ratings directly on the receiver. The DSX-S210X digital media player is iPhone compatible; the DSX-S310BTX is iPhone compatible and is also the first aftermarket product to offer Pandora integration with the Android and BlackBerry smartphone platforms.

The CDX-GT565UP model, also SiriusXM compatible, allows users to stream Pandora from an iPhone, customize the receiver’s illumination to complement existing lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator and create a listening experience with the Advanced Sound Engine. Users can also control digital music players using the USB 1-Wire feature.

Pandora compatible receivers start at $130 SRP and up to $280 SRP on the CDX-GT565UP, CDX-GT660UP, DSX-S210X and DSX-S310BTX models.