Pandora for Android gets massive update

Pandora for Android gets massive update
Pandora for Android allows you to hear your favorite artists and others who are similar in style. It's like you took over as the programmer for a a radio station playing nothing but your favorite tunes.  The app was in need of a major, ahem, tune-up (get it? tune as in tunes as in music, ah never mind...) and  Pandora obliged. If you think that the new UI looks more Androidy, to coin a word, you'd be right as the app now follows Google's UI guidelines.

Some of the changes include a blue and white color theme, larger album covers (more on the covers later) and with the reworked song history, you can review, rate or bookmark songs you've previously played. And the album covers can now be minimized to reveal artist bios, song lyrics, similar artists and songs, and the features of the track that put it on the play list of your personal radio station.

If you liked Pandora on Android before, you're really going to love it now. You can download the updated Pandora for free from the Google Play Store.

source: GooglePlayStore, MobileBurn



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16 Comments

1. tidus28

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

hopefully its finally as good as pandora on an iphone

2. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Same app isn't it? Or are you just being a stuffy cr@pple customer?

7. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No, the android version is garbage because it always cuts off the ends of songs. The few times I've used the apple version I've never had that problem.

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

No it doesn't. xD I use it all the time.

9. tidus28

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

its the same app just doesnt work as smooth the android version takes 30 seconds just to lead the next song when you hit next

10. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Mine doesn't take 30 seconds, closer to 3-5 seconds, but I'm on VZW 4G LTE, so that might be a network difference, not an app issue.

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

the android one previously did not show the amount of time of the track like the ios app did-- idk if it does now either i have not downloaded the new one-- but this really annoyed me but the apple one had some more features and was slightly easier to use

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

People still use pandora?

4. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I use it every night at the gym. Am I behind the times?

12. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

I know I do because I'm too lazy to pick what I want to hear lol pandora just does it for me =)

16. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Pandora is awesome. You sir suck!

5. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Pandora is great. It's all I listen to anymore.

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Is it better than Slacker radio?

14. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Not really. Kind of a preference thing though; which interface you find most accessible and which tune cycle matches your tastes. Rhapsody blows them both away....but not free. Shrug.

8. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

I'd say it looks more "Facebooky" than "Androidy"..

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have tried ALL the major music services, and Pandora is the worst, Slacker is the best followed by Spotify, rhapsody was good, I'm thinking of axing Hulu+ and subscribing to rhapsody again, mog was meh, Sony music unlimited is OK.

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