15
Jan
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An update has rolled out to the Pandora Android app that builds upon what made the Internet radio service popular to begin with - making it easier to discover new music. To this day, Pandora still has an uncanny way of serving out songs that fit a listener's tastes precisely, especially for those who have been tweaking their stations for years. But we are all creatures of habit, and it can be easy to still fall into a rut even with Pandora's helping hand. The newest update addresses this by providing up to six suggested artist stations to add to your lists.

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These new recommendations will appear at the bottom of the screen whenever you're creating a new station. They also make an appearance at the bottom of your station list, where their presence might be what spawns you to create a new one in the first place. Your list of suggestions will be refreshed whenever a new station is created or removed, as Pandora uses these changes to learn more about your tastes.

This addition may just be the jump start long-time users need to spice up their routines, and it could help further immerse new users after they've already exhausted Pandora with their eclectic obsession with the Beatles and Mariah Carey.

Source: Pandora

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Fresh2infinity

    I could care less about any update they do until they bring notification controls...it's 2014 Pandora!!!

    • http://eichefam.net Paul

      But then how will they show you their giant ads?

      • Fresh2infinity

        I can already hear the damn ads every 3 songs I shouldn't have to look at them too..

        • Peacen1k

          I don't have any adds... Oh wait, I pay for my service!

          • Fresh2infinity

            Good job, you pay for it!....now where are YOUR notification controls since your so proud to pay for the service...PS I was generally speaking when I referred to ads earlier bud, I REALLY don't have ads either (Xposed Framework does wonders....) I'll proudly subscribe once they give me the features I'm looking for

          • Peacen1k

            Well, I pay because I like the service and don't like ads. And I do want Pandora to continue existing.

            The app could be improved, but it's no game breaker for me.

          • Comk4ver

            I'm with you after all how is this different from the add variety option/add seed on 4.5? Oh look notification toggles and no ads...

          • Fresh2infinity

            Seems redundant to me

          • John Smith

            but you still have that 5 skip limit per station... how do you feel now ?

          • Peacen1k

            Well, actually it's 6. It's not so bad and I can always restart the app (or switch to a different station) if something really objectionable is playing and I've run out of skips. But this is pretty rare.

            Higher quality audio is pretty nice though. And the cost is really negligible.

          • John Smith

            Some people would argue that paying customers shouldn't be subject to such a limitation...

          • Peacen1k

            Those people have a choice of a number of other services. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

        • John Smith

          I found out the other day that the Comedy station doesn't have *any* ads. So if you fancy an uninterrupted chuckle, try the Comedy station.

    • David Spivey

      You can use Media Utilities to get universal notification controls for media players, Pandora included.

    • Primalxconvoy

      COULDN'T care less, youngling.

  • Primalxconvoy

    Pandora can go procreate with itself for all I care. Their geolocked failure of an app has lost out to Jango. Best international music streaming app out there.