The Pandora internet radio service has got even better with the new update to version 4.0 for iOS and Android. App hoarding guys who never heard of Pandora, or have had that app but never had the time even to glance over it on their smartphones might don’t want to put this news as “another update for another lousy app”. Because Pandora is a freakingly sweet music service and it’s free and it’s for the music lovers, hell who could hate music!
Once you enter, you will be asked for a Pandora account, sign up that and you will get into the app. Create a station you like by typing your favorite artists, genre, composer or song and the app will set the station with your suggestions.
Wondering how to do that? Like in the case of similar services, Pandora too has a library, but it’s appreciably huge with more than 1 million tracks from over 1 million artists. The web service which was launched in 2005 now has 150 million users and 3.2 billion user created stations.
It was in early 2008 that the iOS version was launched. From the total registered users 75 percent of them are those people who use the service from their smartphones and tablets.
So now, the Pandora 4.0 version update for the iOS and Android comes as a pretty big deal. Since the mobile version was not that prefect compared with the web version, the newest update will receive a major design overhaul making it very similar experience to the web version.
The package brings better controls with tighter navigation. They have added more lore to their music library so that now we can have detailed information about artists, tracks and albums.
Station control has also got much better where we can have details about a particular station, rename the existing stations or even add a new a variety genre or tracks to your current station.
The final piece of attraction in the update is the Activity feed. It’s similar to that of Facebook where you can share your new personal timeline profile, your bookmarks, your thumbs ups or thumbs downs, which station are you listening to and other similar Pandora activities.
The iOS update for Pandora 4.0 Version is in the App Store for grabs. Android users need to wait for the coming weeks to lap it up.
There is a Windows Phone 8 version inbound and Microsoft reports a year of ad-free Pandora services for those lucky guys who has Windows Phone 8 devices.