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    Internet Radio is one of L337Tech.com best and most entertaining apps. Having the ability to listen to thousands of internet radio stations easily is great. What about automatically listening to music with no user interaction with your phone? We have a solution thanks to WebOS Internals.

    With the use of WebOS Internal's Mode Switcher, we now have the ability to have your phone automatically start playing the last station you were listening to with Internet Radio simply by your phone making a bluetooth or headphone connection. This is super useful for when you start your car and your phone automatically pairs with your stereo unit. Your phone will begin to rock out without you touching it or removing it from your pocket!

    So how is this achieved? Lets get started with the walkthrough. First, download and install preware (if you already haven't). Now search preware for "Mode Switcher" and install that. You also have the option to install "start Mode Switcher on boot" patch that will keep Mode Switcher from running in dashboard mode.

    Of course you will need to download Internet Radio or Internet Radio Pro:
    Download Internet Radio

    Download Internet Radio Pro

    Now we need to setup each application. In internet Radio simply find a station you like and listen to it for a brief moment. Then go to the preferences page and click "Play last on start up". On Mode Switcher it is a little more complicated so I suggest using the images below to guide your settings. If you need more help with Mode Switcher go here.


    Now create a pairing with your car or bluetooth stereo unit or headphones or whatever. Now Internet Radio launches and starts playing automagically! So the next time you step into your car or turn on your bluetooth headphones you will enjoy music without touching your phone!

    Enjoy!

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    I've been doing something very similar to what's described above with Pandora for the last few months now. Pandora will always start playback on whatever station it was last on which makes the whole process fairly painless.

    The first time I did this with my wife in the car was priceless. She looked at me and asked how did my car start playing music without me touching anything. I replied, it's my amazing Palm Pre, to which she replied, you're such a nerd.

    I took that as the highest compliment coming from her.
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    Good tip, only other consideration would be to maybe add a setting to disable WiFi to the mode switcher profile as BT+WiFi are known to be likely to interfere
    as I posted a while ago. I do this now and have no issues with BT-listening to streamed music anymore.
    Palm Pilot -> IBM WorkPad -> Handspring Visor -> Palm VIIx -> Palm T|X -> Palm Pre -> US GSM Palm Pre 2 [shelved] and 16GB HP TouchPad [died] -> (Samsung GNex and 32GB HP Touchpad with CM9)

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