Pandora announces mobile update with new design, rolling out in beta for some now

Pandora has announced the latest update to their mobile app, which they are releasing in beta form today. The update emphasizes greater personalization to the service. This will be serviced by a new design that places an emphasis on station management and artist discovery.

The new design for Pandora will make station personalization easier. An evolution of the current design, the new Pandora will feature new transitions between the Station List and Now Playing screen, and a cleaner Now Playing screen overall. Pandora says that the update will lay the groundwork for future changes, which will be driven by user feedback. Artist discovery will also be an import part of the redesign, with easier access to artist information and new navigation for access to song details.

Pandora will also be getting an upgrade to station personalization. Part of the new interface will be the Personalization icon, which gives easy access to the station overview and management features. You'll be able to see your complete ratings history, and will even have the ability to "un-thumb" songs that you previously liked.

This update is currently available to just three percent of Pandora users on iOS and Android. Pandora says the rest of the community can expect the update to hit their devices in the coming months.

Source: Pandora

Joseph Keller