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Pandora picks up WTF with Marc Maron and other Stitcher podcasts as SiriusXM finalizes acquisition

Pandora picks up WTF with Marc Maron and other Stitcher podcasts as SiriusXM finalizes acquisition

The podcasting arms race has ratcheted up another notch as satellite radio company SiriusXM has completed its acquisition of podcast production and advertising behemoth Stitcher from E.W. Scripps for $325 million. It's a big deal business-wise, but for listeners, it also means that Sirius's Pandora app is getting a cadre of top podcasts in its catalogue.

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Pandora gets Dark Mode support on Android 10

Pandora gets Dark Mode support on Android 10

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Pandora's new interactive audio ads will have you yelling at your phone to shut up and play music

Pandora's new interactive audio ads will have you yelling at your phone to shut up and play music

Everyone loves to have intrusive audio ads break up their playlists, which is why you're going to be thrilled with what Pandora's got up its record sleeve. The music streaming service is testing out a new interactive ad format. Instead of playing randomly without knowing if the user is paying attention or not, ads would prompt listeners to respond with simple "yes" or "no" voice commands.

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Pandora introduces major app redesign with new discovery feed, support for Modes on mobile (Update: Live for all users)

Pandora introduces major app redesign with new discovery feed, support for Modes on mobile (Update: Live for all users)

Pandora, once one of the most prominent names in music streaming, has been overshadowed by competitors like Spotify in recent years. This week, the company is releasing a revamped version of its mobile app with an emphasis on content discovery and personalization.

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Google Home starts letting users transfer streams between speakers and displays

Google Home starts letting users transfer streams between speakers and displays

Maybe you've taken smartening up your home seriously to the point where you have a smart speaker, display, TV, or a combination of any of them in every room of your house. With all that space and all the people you share it with, you may have wanted to start listening to music or watching a show on one device, then move it over to another. It's previously been a small ordeal to have to do that, but with late changes to the Google Home app and Google Assistant, you'll be able to make it happen at the voice of your whim.

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Google Clock 6.1 adds music alarms for Pandora and YouTube Music [APK Download]

Google Clock 6.1 adds music alarms for Pandora and YouTube Music [APK Download]

Last year, Google added the ability to select songs, playlists, or albums from Spotify as alarm sounds in its Clock application. Google Clock 6.1 is now rolling out in the Play Store, and it expands on this feature — users can now pick music from Pandora and YouTube Music.

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[Update: Deezer integration goes live] Waze adds 7 partners to its in-app music player, including Pandora, Stitcher, and TuneIn

[Update: Deezer integration goes live] Waze adds 7 partners to its in-app music player, including Pandora, Stitcher, and TuneIn

Listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks while driving can make or break your commutes and long road trips. Engaging audio content keeps you entertained and alert, but you don't want to get your eyes off the road to switch between your navigation app and music app simply to skip ahead or rewind. This is why Waze added Spotify integration last year, and is now expanding its in-app player to seven more partners.

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Pandora app gets voice controls powered by SoundHound

Pandora app gets voice controls powered by SoundHound

The Pandora app is about to get easier to control, provided you don't mind yelling at your phone. Like everything else under the sun, the app is getting voice controls. Thanks to a partnership with SoundHound, you'll be able to ask Pandora to play different tracks, modify playlists, and more.

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Pandora has added a podcast discovery feature to its Android app

Pandora has added a podcast discovery feature to its Android app

The latest update to the music discovery app Pandora finally adds a much-requested feature — podcasts. More than 100,000 episodes across a wide range of genres are available through Pandora as of the latest version, so if you're a heavy user of the app who's been going elsewhere for your pods, you no longer need to.

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SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

SiriusXM plans to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

Pandora has largely been overshadowed by Spotify in the world of music streaming, but it's still alive and kicking. Back in August, Pandora Premium support was finally added to Google Assistant, and T-Mobile began giving customers a year of Pandora Plus. Now the company has been acquired in an all-stock transaction by SiriusXM, valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

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