Pandora One officially being rebranded as Pandora Plus; includes new features

Pandora One officially being rebranded as Pandora Plus; includes new features
When you think of music streaming services, what are the top names that come to mind? If you're like most people, you probably first think of Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. These are the three top dogs in the music streaming world right now, but they're far from the only services out there for listening to your favorite tunes. Pandora Internet Radio has been around since as early as 2000, and is easily one of the oldest music streaming services that's still alive and kicking. Despite being taken out of the limelight because of its more popular competitors, Pandora is showing us that they've still got some tricks up their sleeve.

While Pandora is free to use for everyone, the service does come with some restrictions. As a free user of Pandora, you're required to listen to advertisements in between songs, have a limited number of skips you can use, and are restricted to only being able to listen for a certain amount of time before your station will pause. For a while, Pandora has offered a paid subscription called Pandora One. Pandora One allows users to listen without advertisements, and gives them more skips and longer time periods to listen before their station is paused. Today, Pandora is rebranding Pandora One as Pandora Plus.

Pandora One officially being rebranded as Pandora Plus; includes new features

Along with the fancy new name, Pandora Plus also comes along with a slew of additional features. With the new update, users will gain access to more skips than ever before, and will also be able to replay a song after agreeing to view a single video advertisement. However, the most interesting update comes in the form of the new offline listening mode. If you're listening to music on Pandora but then get into a dead zone and your cell reception drops dramatically, the service will automatically move you to one of your top stations that's saved on your account. Pandora is promising that this transition will take place seamlessly without any interruption in listening, and if it works as well as it's being advertised, it could be pretty awesome.

Similar to Pandora One, Pandora Plus will cost users $4.99/month. The service is officially launching today, and users on iOS and Android should be getting the updated within "the coming months." Additionally, if you're already a subscriber to Pandora Plus, you'll automatically be switched over to the new Pandora One platform during this transition period as well.

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12 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1227; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is music to my ears!

2. Mjf1285

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Ha. Still not worth the pay. See, I got lucky to find a patched Pandora app. The version is 6.5. and I get pretty much.... Unlimited skips, unlimited streaming, no ads, and best of all... If I like a song, it asks me if I want to download it. And I do. So I get all this for free Pandora! Thank you. When I get new devices, I always gave the .apk in my SD card to just Download it to the new phone. I've tried every other updates prior and after the 6.5 and none of the other hacked Pandora apps let me do this. So I'm happy with this. No need for Apple music, Spotify, or Google play music.

3. Landon

Posts: 1227; Member since: May 07, 2015

hook us up!

6. Mjf1285

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

See if you can find it on Google. The 6.5 version though.

26. lmsaldana

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2016

Hi Mjf1285, Would you mind helping a girl out? I would sincerely appreciate a website or whatever you could throw my way in regards to this version of Pandora. I don't want to post me email address here but if there was a way I could receive something that you wouldn't mind sharing, I'd definitely entertain it. :) Many, many thanks! L

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

why on earth would some subscribe to pandora? you pay a monthly fee and if you want to listen to a song twice you have to watch a video ad? WTF?

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Pandora is the worst of all the music services, The fact that it's free is what makes it so big, but you compare it to paid slacker paid Spotify it gets its ass kicked

14. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Just get the modded version lol

18. Mjf1285

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

See thank you. Lol. Someone agrees.

23. andynaija

Posts: 1242; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

How do you find that version?

24. Brewski

Posts: 658; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

google

25. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

I love spotify esp since i can game on ps4 & play music in game. And if a song comes on that i want to skip just swipe on the phone without ever pausing ^_^

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