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Pandora Voice Mode assistant arrives for all users on iOS and Android

Pandora Voice Mode assistant arrives for all users on iOS and Android

In January, SoundHound announced that Pandora was introducing an in-app voice assistant called Voice Mode in the US. This feature, which is powered by the Houndify Voice AI platform, arrived for some users located in the United States, but hasn't been available to all users until now. Pandora subscribers on Android and iOS can now use the feature to search for music using their voice.

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SiriusXM talk shows are heading to Pandora as new podcasts

SiriusXM talk shows are heading to Pandora as new podcasts

Soon after revealing its plan to acquire Pandora Media last year, SiriusXM announced back in February that it would add Pandora music channels to the SiriusXM app this year. In a new announcement today, SiriusXM revealed that it will be bringing some of its biggest talk shows to Pandora's podcasting platform. The ported talk programming includes "Jenny McCarthy's Celebrity Dirt," "The Jason Ellis Show," "The Hoda Show," and more.

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Google Clock app lets Pandora and YouTube Music wake you up

Google Clock app lets Pandora and YouTube Music wake you up

While all Android clock apps have a built-in selection of alarms, some prefer to personalize what they wake up to each day. Over time, however, you may become desensitized to that all too familiar sound. Fortunately, Google's Clock app for Android does over a pinch of spontaneity and randomness by letting you select a Spotify playlist or album. With the latest version 6.1 update, you can also do the same with Pandora and YouTube music as well.

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Pandora’s new Stories format combines music and storytelling

Pandora’s new Stories format combines music and storytelling

Music streaming service Pandora has unveiled a new feature called Pandora Stories. With this new marketing tool, artists are able to add voice tracks among their music in order to tell the stories behind it, according to the company. Pandora Stories are presented to both Premium and free users, though the free group is required to watch a video ad before accessing the content.

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SiriusXM app will add Pandora music channels later this year

SiriusXM app will add Pandora music channels later this year

Back in September, SiriusXM revealed plans to acquire Pandora Media, the company behind the Pandora music streaming service. The music company's stockholders approved the transaction on January 29 and the acquisition will close in the near future. Once that happens, SiriusXM will bring its two platforms together with the addition of Pandora channels in the SiriusXM app.

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Pandora gets a voice assistant of its own today

Pandora gets a voice assistant of its own today

While some voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are duking it out for smart home dominance, there are others that focus on offering more specialized voice support. One such assistant is the new one being launched by Pandora today. Soon, everyone listening to Pandora on iOS and Android will be able to navigate the app, discover new music, and play songs using voice commands.

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Pandora brings offline music playback to Apple Watch

Pandora brings offline music playback to Apple Watch

Pandora has beat Spotify to bring offline music playback to the Apple Watch. The new support is exactly what it sounds, enabling users to listen to music without the iPhone tether. The support has arrived in a brand new app that was built from the ground up, one that offers seamless "integration with the Apple Watch."

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Pandora mobile apps get new podcast discovery platform

Pandora mobile apps get new podcast discovery platform

Pandora has pushed out updates for its Android and iOS apps to bring personalized podcast recommendations. The company first revealed plans to offer the feature earlier this year, later deploying it as a beta to a limited number of users. As with its music service, the podcast discovery feature helps users find new podcasts that they're likely to enjoy based on what they already listen to.

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Amazon Echo devices get Pandora Premium streaming support

Amazon Echo devices get Pandora Premium streaming support

Pandora's subscription service Pandora Premium is now supported by Amazon's Echo devices. The new support expands the already available Pandora streaming option available to Echo owners, enabling them to access playlists, specific songs, full albums, and more. Users can choose to make Pandora their default music streaming service accessible through Alexa.

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Pandora podcast discovery tool arrives for beta users

Pandora podcast discovery tool arrives for beta users

Pandora previously teased plans to launch a podcast discovery tool similar to its streaming music product, and now that day has finally arrived...for beta users, at least. The new discovery system is called the Podcast Genome Project and it works by recommending users podcasts they're likely to enjoy based on both an algorithm and human curation.

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SiriusXM is buying Pandora, and that’s a huge deal

SiriusXM is buying Pandora, and that’s a huge deal

It isn't exactly a secret that SiriusXM has lost a bit of its luster with the rise of inexpensive music streaming services, but as the old saying goes, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." SiriusXM has announced its intention to buy Pandora, which is one of the most popular music streaming services around. The proposed acquisition is valued at $3.5 billion, and the resulting company would be one of the largest music streaming businesses around.

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T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

Today, T-Mobile took the stage to talk about the improvements it's making to customer service. While that reveal was certainly an exciting one in this age of automated customer service lines, it wasn't the only thing T-Mobile had to announce. The company also said that it's going to begin offering some new perks to customers, and both of these perks are centered around music.

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