Pandora 4.0 Arrives for Android and iOS with Social Powers
Pandora today released a new version of its Android and iOS applications that brings social networking integration and other usability updates. Pandora 4.0 for Android and iOS offers brand new controls for playing music and makes it even easier to browse, create, and edit radio stations. Artist pages have been updated to offer more information in richer detail. Personal music profiles are built automatically based on listening habits, favorite artists/tracks, and other user information. The music profile interacts with music feeds that show users what other Pandora users are listening to. Last, Pandora 4.0 lets users share links to tracks, artists, and stations via Facebook and Twitter. Pandora 4.0 is free to download from the iPhone App Store starting today. The Android version will be available in a few weeks.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
Amazon Music Gains Memory Card and Android Wear Support
Amazon today updated its Amazon Music app for Android devices and added several highly-requested features. Users can now download Prime Music tracks to a memory card for offline playback, rather than store the tracks directly on the handset.
Pandora Plus Gives Listeners More Control
Pandora today announced Pandora Plus, a revised version of its $5-per-month music streaming service. Pandora Plus offers ad-free listening with the ability to skip and replay songs, as well as listen offline.