Pandora is one of the most popular internet radio services out there but it has announced a new service tier today which is going to pit it against the likes of proper music streaming services. It has announced Pandora Premium today. This tier will eliminate the need to rely on radio stations being broadcast on Pandora and will allow subscribers to decide which song they want to listen to.

Pandora Premium will continue to provide users with access to the service’s personalized radio service aside from the ability to search and play any track or album as well as a unique set of playlist features that are tailored to each user’s preferences.

The new streaming tier costs $9.99, same as many competing music streaming services. Pandora will roll out invites for a free trial of Pandora Premium in a couple of days and all users will see an option to upgrade in the coming weeks.

Those who take part in the trial will see all of their stations and thumbed-up songs in a new “Now Playing” experience that pulls signature colors from the album art and changes with each track.

Other features include an offline mode for listening to music when there’s no internet connection, improved search functionality, the ability to start playlists with preferred songs, and more.

The company says that all existing Pandora Plus subscribers will get six months of Premium at no extra change.

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