Pandora Revamps Its App To Higher Compete With Spotify, Apple Music
Pandora at this time rolled out a collection of latest options that, once more, are aimed toward making the streaming music service extra aggressive with the likes of Spotify and different rivals. As you might recall, the corporate just lately launched “thumbprint radio” – a method for the service to create a mixture of consumer favorites and proposals, which appeared a shot towards Spotify’s “Uncover Weekly” playlist.
Now Pandora has launched numerous different modifications into its app, together with, most notably a brand new vacation spot for music discovery referred to as “Browse,” up to date navigation, and a brand new “mini-participant.”
Does “Browse” sound acquainted? It ought to: “Browse” can also be the identify of Spotify’s music discovery vacation spot.
Pandora’s take, nevertheless, is just a little totally different, as its part is extra personalised.
As an alternative of displaying you fashionable artists and stations, the corporate says it should solely serve up these artists and sections which might be related to you. And this part will proceed to enhance the extra you employ the app. That, the truth is, sounds a bit extra like Apple Music’s “For You” part, regardless of the identify’s similarities with Spotify.
As well as, this space will embrace suggestions of latest stations based mostly in your listening exercise, a strategy to preview stations’ content material, and metrics that present you what number of others are listening to your favourite artists.
“Discovering new music must be a easy and pleasant expertise,” stated Chris Phillips, chief product officer of Pandora, in a press release concerning the modifications. “Our musicologists have scored hundreds of thousands of songs to seek out the right music only for you. The brand new Browse function makes it straightforward to seek out the music you’re keen on whether or not you recognize what you need, or want a bit assist discovering music you didn’t know existed,” he added.
The service additionally at present launched a brand new look-and-really feel and different tweaks, like a method to arrange your “My Station” listing in both “current” or “alphabetical” order, in addition to redesigned Artist pages.
Your Stations, Feed, Profile and Settings have additionally moved to a brand new Fly-Out menu within the prime-left nook, says Pandora. Notably, this, too, is harking back to Spotify’s consumer interface.
However the greater change is the introduction of a brand new “Mini Participant” that sits within the backside of the app, providing one-faucet entry to the music that’s enjoying.
Pandora says the brand new “Browse” expertise is rolling out now to customers of Pandora’s iOS app within the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. The Android model, in the meantime, will arrive “quickly,” however the firm didn’t present an ETA.