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Pandora 5.2 Adds Alarm And Sleep Timer To Tablet Interface, Plus New Notification Options

Pandora 5.2 Adds Alarm And Sleep Timer To Tablet Interface, Plus New Notification Options

Pandora hasn't added any dramatic features to the music streaming app since the big interface change and Chromecast support, but they have been putting in small but noticeable changes on a pretty regular basis. Today's update to version 5.2 focuses on expanding some of the latest functionality to tablets and expanding the sleep timer and alarm clock.

2014-03-05 13.38.38 2014-03-05 13.38.46

First of all, both are now available on the tablet interface, which is handy for anyone who uses their tablet as a bedside companion.

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[New App] Beats Music Is Live In The Play Store: 20 Million Songs, Unique Playlist System, Ten Bucks A Month

[New App] Beats Music Is Live In The Play Store: 20 Million Songs, Unique Playlist System, Ten Bucks A Month

The headphones are gigantic. The advertising is inescapable. And now the maker of either the best or the worst music accessories on the market (depending on who you ask) is in the music streaming game. Beats Music is now on the Play Store, offering a streaming catalog of "over 20 million songs from every genre" for ten bucks a month. Beats will be competing with Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, and oh yeah, Google Music All Access.

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Beats Throws Its Name Into The Streaming Music Arena, Will Launch Beats Music On January 21st With A Focus On Family Plans

Beats Throws Its Name Into The Streaming Music Arena, Will Launch Beats Music On January 21st With A Focus On Family Plans

If Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music All Access, Rdio, Rhapsody, or any of the other streaming music services just haven't been able to deliver the experience you're looking for, make way for the newcomer to the scene: Beats Music. It's launching January 21st with support for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile (aside from the desktop, of course), and actually brings a couple of features that the other guys should pay attention to.

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AOL Has Sold Winamp To Online Radio Aggregation Service Radionomy

AOL Has Sold Winamp To Online Radio Aggregation Service Radionomy

The internet got all sad and nostalgic in November when AOL announced with little fanfare that Winamp was shutting down. The music player and streaming service had been whipping llamas for 15 years, and it seemed like a depressing and inauspicious end. AOL smartly held off on the shutdown when there appeared to be interest in buying Winamp, and that's just what happened. Winamp is being sold to Belgian online radio purveyor Radionomy.

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Amazon MP3 App Update Gives The UI Some Much-Needed Spit And Polish, Improved Speed, And Facebook Sharing

Amazon MP3 App Update Gives The UI Some Much-Needed Spit And Polish, Improved Speed, And Facebook Sharing

It's been nearly a year and a half since we last wrote about the Amazon MP3 app, because that's the last time the company did anything interesting with it. Compared to the competition at Google and elsewhere, Amazon's iTunes competitor looks positively stale. Today the Amazon MP3 app gets a fresh coat of paint to bring it more in line with current visual trends, or at least, those trends that are on display in the Kindle Fire tablets.

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iHeartRadio Update Adds Side Menu, Notification And Lockscreen Controls, Program Alerts, And Talk Radio Features

iHeartRadio Update Adds Side Menu, Notification And Lockscreen Controls, Program Alerts, And Talk Radio Features

If you're a regular user of the iHeartRadio service, there's a big update waiting for you in the Play Store. The most useful addition in the new version of the Android app is undoubtedly the expanded control options: you can now pause, play, or advance your streaming music on the lockscreen or the new notification. The notification is even expandable - are you watching this, Pandora?

2013-11-26 18.02.532013-11-26 18.03.01  2013-11-26 18.13.39

The user interface gets a fancy new slide-out menu, accessible from the main player and home screens.

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Pandora's Newly Updated Android App Can Now Stream Tunes To Chromecast

Pandora's Newly Updated Android App Can Now Stream Tunes To Chromecast

A few of our readers spotted the Chromecast icon hanging out in yesterday's tablet-focused update to Pandora, and sure enough, it looks like the flip was switched this morning. You can now use Pandora to stream your stations directly from Chromecast the same way that you can with Google Play Music. Our guess is that Google needed to enable support via its media provider app list.

2013-10-31 13.06.11 2013-10-31 13.06.17 cast

There's no need to update the app again if you grabbed yesterday's update, though you may need to force close it if it's been running in the background.

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Pandora App Updated To Version 5: It Finally (FINALLY) Has A Tablet Interface

Pandora App Updated To Version 5: It Finally (FINALLY) Has A Tablet Interface

It's about damn time. While Pandora has been slowly and steadily updating its Android app for years (the latest big update was a sleep timer), the tablet experience has been sorely lacking ever since Honeycomb. The music streaming service has redeemed itself with version 5.0 of the Android app, which now shifts the interface significantly on Android tablets.

2013-10-30 11.21.312013-10-30 11.21.37  2013-10-30 11.24.49

The main play interface occupies the center of the screen, going back through your play history with album art and displaying contextual track information below it.

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Slacker Radio App Gets A Total Redesign And New 'My Vibes' Activity-Based Track Selection

Slacker Radio App Gets A Total Redesign And New 'My Vibes' Activity-Based Track Selection

There is no shortage of streaming music services that want to pipe tunes into your ears, but Slacker Radio just made its offering much more attractive for Android users. The app has a brand new clean interface and the option to instantly build a station based on what you happen to be up to.

2013-09-26 17.45.12 2013-09-26 17.46.41 2013-09-26 17.47.50

The app has done away with the strange combination of Metro-style tiles and old fashioned Android tabs that it was rocking before.

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Microsoft Bringing Xbox Music To Android – Unlimited Streaming For Subscribers, No Offline Mode [Update: The App Is Live]

Microsoft Bringing Xbox Music To Android – Unlimited Streaming For Subscribers, No Offline Mode [Update: The App Is Live]

There's yet another streaming music option on Android, and it comes courtesy of Microsoft. An Xbox Music app is set to debut today in Google Play. It will provide access to unlimited streaming to Xbox Music Pass subscribers, but the initial release is a little light on features.

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