Pandora have completely redesigned their web app with a fresh new look that introduces better music discovery and sorting in the lead up to their paid subscription service.
After revealing their new branding look a few weeks ago Pandora have given a fresh coat of paint to their web service to bring it in line with their new theme. The updated look “showcases Pandora’s vibrant branding, includes our latest features, and brings exciting new ways to discover and engage with your music”.
Immersive Now Playing View: Not only will you never lose sight of what you’re currently jamming to with the fixed player bar at the bottom of your screen, but you’ll also be able to visually experience and interact with the music in new ways. The album art is front and center, bold and beautiful, with additional backstage access to the artist’s lyrics, tour dates, bios, and more.
Improved Navigation: It’s easier than ever to manage your music with seamless navigation between past, present, and future listening. From what’s currently playing, to station creation and organization, and the history of your favourite tracks, the updated features across the platform allow you to easily control your listening experience.
Replays and More Skips: For Pandora Plus listeners, hit the replay button to start your favourite jam from the beginning or experience that newly discovered song again. It could be the last song you heard, or you can go back in your listening session and replay a track. Press skip to get to your next favourite track. For those of you who want to stick with the free, ad-supported Pandora, you’ll be getting some new features as well. Whenever you run out of skips or want to replay a track, just watch a video ad to get those extra features for added control over your experience.
Tour Dates: Love what you heard and want to experience it live? Access to local shows is now just a click away. We’re serving upcoming tour dates for all of your favourite acts in Now Playing and the artist pages.
Pandora have spent the past few months fortifying their music streaming service as they approach the launch of their paid music streamer. So far we’ve seen a giant upgrade to their artist marketing platform, integration for sharing music on Apple iMessage and a partnership with Uber so you can choose the soundtrack to your ride.
Pandora are planning to launch Pandora Plus on December 6th and another tier to their service, Pandora Premium, in early 2017.