Pandora Tweaks Personalization for Android and iOS
Pandora recently announced the availability of a personalized station recommendation feature in the Pandora mobile app for both the Android and iOS platforms. The new feature will suggest new stations based on the user's on-going listening habits. The more the app is used, the better Pandora will be at providing personalized recommendations. It starts with up to six recommended artists and will then adjust those recommendations over time based on feedback from the user. The feature is available in the latest version of Pandora for Android and iOS, which is available from the Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively.
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.
YouTube Revises Recommendations for Android and iOS Apps
YouTube is pushing out a new version of its mobile app to Android and iOS devices with changes to the home screen. The home section of the app offers more relevant personalized recommendations, says Google, that are generated by neural network technology.
MixRadio Expands to Android and iOS
MixRadio today made its customized radio service available to Android and iOS devices for the first time. Microsoft acquired MixRadio when it purchased Nokia's handset business, but later divested it to a messaging company called Line.