As the HomePod is basically an Apple product, it’s not surprising that it only works with Apple services like Apple Music. However, if you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, you’ll be pleased to learn that in a recent update, HomePod and HomePod mini owners will be able to stream Pandora directly through the HomePod.
Now that we’re on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, life as we know it is definitely not what it used to be. We have seen how the lockdown has resulted in us doing things differently from normal, such as getting used to working and studying from home, maybe ordering more delivery food than before, or maybe cooking more than ever.
Unless you own the cellular version of the Apple Watch, there is a good chance that almost everything you do on the Apple Watch requires that it be tethered to your iPhone. While most of us typically travel with our phone and our smartwatch at the same time, this isn’t really an issue, but for those seeking a bit of independence, then this can be troublesome.
Last year, Instagram announced integration with Spotify where if users wanted, they would be able to add music from Spotify into their Instagram Stories. If you don’t use Spotify but would still like to take advantage of the feature, you’re in luck because Pandora has also announced support for Instagram Stories.
There are many music streaming services available at the moment, but if Pandora is your platform of choice, or if it is one of the services you’re subscribed to, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has announced the launch of a standalone desktop app where you’ll be able to stream songs on your computer.
If you have been wishing for a Pandora desktop app, your wish has come true today, provided that you use a Mac. The internet radio service has released a new Pandora for Mac app today. Don’t worry, there’s going to be a version for Windows as well. Pandora says that it’s going to be released for Windows in the near future.
Royalties are one of the several ways that musicians earn money through their music. This is why it was a big deal when Apple initially refused to pay musicians royalties during the three month trial period of Apple Music. This essentially meant that musicians had to work for “free” during those three months.
Much like everything under the sun these days, Pandora is also getting a voice-enabled smart assistant. It will enable users to control the app using voice commands. Pandora announced the launch of Voice Mode today. It’s a native smart assistant that can control the app in response to simple voice commands.
Amazon Echo owners now have another service to stream music from. It has been confirmed today that Pandora Premium subscribers will now be able to stream music on their Echo devices. This will also be possible on third-party speakers with Alexa that support Pandora.
SiriusXM today announced that it’s acquiring internet music streaming company Pandora for $3.5 billion. It says that the Pandora brand and service will be retained after the acquisition so the service’s almost 70 million monthly active users don’t have anything to worry about right now. SiriusXM itself has some 36 million subscribers.
Pandora launched its Premium music streaming service last year. Subscribers get access to a massive library of songs similar to what they would get on Spotify and Apple Music. They also get access to all of the features of the internet radio streaming service. People do like to share music and Pandora is now allowing its ad-supported, Plus, and Premium users do that.
Pandora’s music subscription service is available on Google Home speakers and Google Assistant-powered audio devices now. The service is called Pandora Premium and it provides subscribers with access to a vast library of tracks. It’s an on-demand music streaming service much like its rival Spotify and Apple Music.
Music recommendations have come a long way in terms of how companies use their algorithms to come up with recommendations and suggestions. However that tech has yet to be applied to podcasts, but that’s something that Pandora is looking to do where they want to apply their music recommendation tech to podcasts.
Music streaming individually is not particularly expensive at around $10 a month. However imagine if you have a family of five, this means that if everyone were to subscribe it would cost $50 a month, and this is where we’re seeing companies offer its subscribers a cheaper alternative in the form of family plans.
With so many music streaming services around, there are only so many subscriptions that can be had. Right now it’s safe to say that Spotify is pretty much leading the way in terms of subscriptions, boasting 75 million paid subscribers and 170 million subscribers in total. Apple isn’t that far behind with about 40 million paid subscribers.
Pandora, a popular online music streaming service, has announced today that it’s bringing its on-demand music streaming tier called Pandora Premium to the web. This is the first time that Pandora is bringing features that were previously available only through mobile apps to the web. Pandora Premium for the web has been launched nearly a year after the $10 per month tier was launched for iOS and Android users.
Merely a few days after launching its overhauled app for Comcast Xfinity X1, Pandora today announced the launch of a new Android TV app. It promises that Android TV users will be in music heaven when they use this app to experience music from Pandora like never before. The app will give users access to Pandora Premium, the service’s on-demand music streaming tier that offers personalized and intuitive listening.
Comcast Xfinity X1 owners who like to use Pandora will be delighted to find out that the music service has overhauled its app for the Xfinity X1 platform. The new app brings an easier sign-in procedure and it also provides access to Pandora Premium and Plus features. The app’s design has been overhauled as well so it’s going to look a bit different.
Pandora is now allowing users on its free tier to access its on-demand music streaming service, but there’s a catch. Those who don’t pay $10 per month for Pandora Premium will now be able to listen to on-demand music from Pandora as long as they watch a 15 second pre-roll video ad. All users on the free tier as well as Pandora Plus users can now take advantage of this.When […]
Pandora today announced that it’s launching over 250 Featured Playlists on its premium tier to help users find the perfect music for any mood. The playlists are “hand-picked” by expert curators, according to Pandora. The playlists are also sorted by themes that include moods, genres, and “cultural moments.” If it feels like you’ve heard all of this before, that’s because Pandora’s new Featured Playlists seem to be inspired by a […]