Pandora to Nix Listening Limit, Updates Android App
Pandora recently announced that it will lift a time limit it imposed earlier this year. In February, it limited free listening via mobile devices to 40 hours per month. At the time, it said this was necessary to control costs. Beginning September 1, the limit will be canned. "In the 6 months since we first implemented the free mobile listening limitation, we have gained critical insights into our user population that has given us greater control of our business," said Pandora. "Because of these insights Pandora has implemented both other surgical levers to control content cost and new features that will allow for greater product usage." In addition to nixing the listening limitation, Pandora today also updated its Android application. The new version of the app includes a sleep timer that can be set to automatically turn off the music after 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The app also adds integration with NissanConnect, Nissan's in-car entertainment system.
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's Latest Update Emphasizes Personalization
Pandora today revealed changes to its Android and iOS applications that will make customizing stations and the listening experience easier. The first new feature is the beta release of Pandora's Station Personalization interface, which includes new transitions and animations that make it clearer to users the stations and playlists to which they are listening.
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.
Pandora Plus Reaches Mobile Devices Today
Pandora today made its Pandora Plus service available to mobile devices. The service, which launched last month, was initially only available on the web.
Cochlear Debuts iPhone-Compatible Cochlear Implant Processor
A new product from Cochlear Limited will allow iPhone owners to stream sound from their device directly to their cochlear implant. This is made possible by the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, a behind-the-ear sound processor that bridges the iPhone and the implant.
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