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! Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.