Pandora is an Internet radio that searches for music to match your personal preferences – and now it does this in your BMW too.

To listen, you just indicate the titles and artists that you like or rate the music you hear. Pandora will then compile individual playlists for you from similar tracks.

In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it on the App Store, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

Please note that, due to licensing laws, Pandora can only be used inside the United States. Any attempts to access it from outside are blocked.


Here you will find answers to the most common questions about this app.

  • Vehicles with a production date before March 2013 will need a Navigation system Business or Professional and the option BMW Apps (6NR). Vehicles with a production date after March 2013 will need a Navigation system Business or Professional and the option ConnectedDrive Services (6AK). You will also need an active data contract for your smartphone to use the application.

  • You have the possibility to connect your smartphone either via USB cable or the optional Snap-in adapter in the center console of your vehicle.

  • First download the App from the App Store on your smartphone. Start the App and connect your smartphone as described in question "How can I connect my smartphone with my BMW?".

  • Select „ConnectedDrive" in the main menu and scroll down to BMW Apps. There you will find all the applications which are connected with your car.

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