on Thursday announced support for
using its Squeezebox Internet music player. The service is available as a 90-day trial, and thereafter costs $36 per year.
The Squeezebox lets you listen to music stored on your computer or over the Internet through your home entertainment or hi-fi system. It features its own remote control, and supports 802.1gg-based wireless networking and broad support for different audio codecs.
Pandora creates a custom radio stream based on songs with musical similarities to your choice — you enter the name of your favorite artist or song into Pandora, and it comes up with matches.
Beginning March 1, users of Squeezebox v3 and Squeezebox2 can listen for free to Pandora for 90 days by using SqueezeNetwork — a free service that lets Squeezebox users listen to music without needing their computer. Once the 90-day trial is up, a subscription to Pandora costs $36 annually.
Squeezebox requires a Mac running Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 256MB RAM, Ethernet or wireless network, and 20MB hard disk space.