PAL ALTO, CA (Hypebot) –
Pandora and Facebook will be deeply integrated according to an announcement at the F8 Developer Conference today. Using Facebook’s new Open Graph protocol, Pandora will stream music directly onto the social networker from bands that fans have "liked” using Facebook buttons placed on other web sites. Users can also see what kind of music their friends are "liking" as well.
In his own statement, Pandora founder Tim Westergren said they have been working on making the service more social for some time. "The idea behind today's update is to make it really easy to share your Pandora stations and music discoveries with your friends – and vice versa," according to Westergren "To make this truly easy for you, we've partnered with the experts at Facebook. Starting today, you can easily link your experience on Pandora with your friends on Facebook. This quickly brings your Facebook friend list into Pandora along with your Facebook profile picture. It quite literally puts a whole new face on Pandora."