The bluetooth function of the Pandora must have been one of the most underused ones since its launch. There’s only one time that I think I was able to use it: for connecting it to a bluetooth GPS. And… that’s it. BT Audio never worked for me (even in Slackware) despite the Pandora managing to connect and pair with other devices. With the new firmware 1.74, we finally get working bluetooth for audio streaming. YES.
It’s not easy as, let’s say, “Smartphone-kind of easy”, but for us Pandora owners, tweaking around with config files a little is not something out of the ordinary. The first thing you need to do is to declare that you have a bluetooth companion hardware somewhere in your vicinity in the asound config file:
Once you are done, you can now pair with your device, and start an audio player such as…