Pandora for iPhone streams while offline*

Pandora Streaming Without a Connection

Check out that screenshot … Pandora is actively playing while there is no signal on the iPhone!

I was enjoying some streaming music on my way to work today and though I fully expected the stream to drop as we went underground, it kept on playing!  my iPhone has been jailbroken and I use backgroundr to enable background streaming … I doubt that has anything to do with this, but thought I should mention it.

Presumably Pandora pre-caches the next track as it’s playing which enabled the “local” track to play.  It seems as if the album art downloads as the song is active and since there was no connection that was impossible at the time.  Amazingly my stream kept on playing when the connection kicked back as we pulled into Grand Central.

*You obviously can’t start a stream without a connection.

4 Replies to “Pandora for iPhone streams while offline*”

  1. Very good article, nice piece of information, I really like it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Very good article, nice piece of information, I really like it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. That has happened a couple of times with my iPhone too.. Good thing that Pandora pre-caches the music ..now I can listen to music even when am offline! lol

  4. That has happened a couple of times with my iPhone too.. Good thing that Pandora pre-caches the music ..now I can listen to music even when am offline! lol

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