Livio Internet Radio Featuring Pandora (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- The Livio Radio, featuring Pandora, goes beyond making more than 11,000 free Internet radio stations easily accessible anywhere.
- The easiest way to enjoy Pandora Internet Radio at home or at the office, without the need of a computer.
- The first Internet Radio to feature the Thumb-up and Thumb-down controls right in the front of the unit.
- Pandora is your personal DJ. Enter the name of an artist or song and start listening,
- Give songs a Thumb Up or Thumb Down and Pandora will instantly change the music selection to better match your tastes.
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The Livio Radio, featuring Pandora, goes beyond making more than 11,000 free Internet radio stations easily accessible anywhere you, a power source and a Wi-Fi connection should meet. As if that isn’t cool enough, the Livio Radio, through Pandora and the Music Genome Project®, gives its users the ear of their own personal DJ, one that actually pays attention to what you like, and what you don’t. The Livio Radio puts you in the driver’s seat, empowered with clean, easy-to-understand controls, allowing you to tap into the power of Pandora, sans the tether to your computer or cell phone. Empower up! What is the Livio Radio? The easiest way to enjoy Pandora Internet Radio at home or at the office, without the need of a computer.The first Internet Radio to feature the Thumb-up and Thumb-down controls right in the front of the unit. What is Pandora? Pandora is your personal DJ. Enter the name of an artist or song and start listening. Discover new music you’ll love and rediscover old favorites. Give songs a Thumb Up or Thumb Down and Pandora will instantly change the music selection to better match your tastes. Enjoy all styles of music rock, pop, urban, country, jazz, classical, latin and more. Listen to your stations on the Livio Radio or on the web at Pandora website.
From the Manufacturer
Rock Out to Pandora and 20,000 Stations with the Livio Radio featuring Pandora:
Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio service, available anytime and anywhere on the PC, in the home and on mobile devices. Pandora is based on the Music Genome Project™, which began in 2000 and is the most thorough analysis of popular music ever undertaken. By simply entering a favorite song or artist, a listener is instantly launched into a personalized listening experience. Today, Pandora has a growing user base of more than 60 million registered listeners.
The Livio Radio featuring Pandora is an Internet radio solution for home use and is the first dedicated device to offer Pandora's signature "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" controls on both the front panel and a remote with unlimited access to the service. In addition to Pandora customized radio stations, users have access to an additional 20,000 Internet radio streams from around the world with no subscriptions or monthly fees!
How It Works
Comes With Everything You Need. No Installation Necessary.
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Of course, it's got a small speaker, so the sound doesn't fill the whole room with outstanding sound--instead it sounds like a very good table radio. The sound is fine for a bedroom or average size room. When I want a big sound, I merely unplug it from bedside, and walk it to the living room--then connect it to my stereo. Sounds great now--as good as my home speakers allow.
I bought it for Internet radio, then discovered the genre stations on Pandora. No need for satellite, or my monthly satellite bills. Too bad I'm still paying for satellite in the car. But I expect those days are limited too when Internet radio goes mainstream in cars.
The thing is, the operation of the device is pretty cool. For the three days that it worked, that is. I love Pandora,and having the stream in my kitchen was a plus. However, the audio quality of this Livio wireless radio was a huge letdown after having my Tivoli Model One in the same location.
Then, after just three days, the face buttons on the unit stopped working, altogether. Apparently , this is a known issue, as their website has a suggestion for this isue in their FAQ's. It didn't work. Back it went.
Oh, yeah and BTW, I forgot to mention that the thing was impossible for me to connect without the use of their sarcastic and rude customer service. Because I was using a perfectly normal encryption type on my router. (TPIK + AES) There was absolutely no documentation provided which might have pointed me in that direction. What a joke. You make a device that can't be connected without a call to your customer service who then act snarky and resentful about the whole thing. What BS!
I accidently reset my pandora account. When I went to relink the account, I got a note that stated that my account was already linked. I spoke with Tech Support back in September who told me that their database was corrupted and that I needed to call in during a specific set of hours. I had to work so I waited till I was on vacation and had some time to properly troubleshoot this item. This morning I was greeted with the message that they has ceased all customer support.
So learn from me: solve the problem right way because you never know when a company will pull the rug from underneath your feet.
just lost the stream while writing this review. They should really fix the connectivity issues with this radio. This is the 2nd router in place and every other device works fine with it except the LIvio radio. The radio is 5 feet from the router and will end of showing low signal and drop, maybe it is just a bad unit, but like most of these manufacturers if y0u tell them it has not really worked right for 3 years they tell you your out of warranty, too bad.
anyway maybe the later units are better. but beware.
turned on today and not working, apparently a failed power supply, per their support notes that point you to spending $35 for a radio shack adapter. It is clear that the failure rate on this lightweight adapter is so high that it ranks number 1 on their faq page. They simply say 1 year, and go get a new one. My feeling is they are lightweight manufacturers who tried to get a good idea off the ground. I will not be going back to them for any product under their brand name. They new the defects and problems with their first generation radios and did nothing to fix it.
What happens is that it will "lose" connection to a station and start a forever attempt at "trying to re-connect XYZ".
So this is the internet and that can happen. The problem is that it never re-connects to the station ALTHOUGH IT CAN DO SO. How do I know it can? Because with a quick power down and up ... it locks back on to the intended station and plays away until the next time.
For me ... that is a service call. Endless service calls!
The situation is that this radio was purchased to be used by a non-computer-literate relative. It would be set it up once on a single station and it would play on ... un-attended. Re-connects are understood and OK. However this does not happen .. although with better software ... it obviously could. And, as a consumer item .. it should.
Previously a small laptop computer was used .. which operated usually for months un-attended.
So, it will probably be returned and another brand ordered in its place .. hoping for better results.
Otherwise it is a good radio - but does not work here as needed.