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  • Pandora for iPhone Updated with Slew of Features


    The popular online streaming music service that grew out of the Music Genome Project in January of 2000, Pandora, has recently updated. The updated version comes with several new features and a nice face lift to add to the mix.

    One of the key features in Pandora is the “Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down” mechanic that allows users to get control over what type of music gets played in the mix. With the new update, you don’t have to hit the thumbs up button while the current song is playing. Similar to the way it is in the web app, you can see your song history and have the option of swiping left and right to move within it. This gives you the ability to customize your music stations to a much higher degree while on the go with your mobile iOS device.


    The iPhone app now also provides lyrics! Users can tap the square icon in the upper right from the Now Playing screen and Pandora will drop the lyrics for the currently playing underneath the album archive area. Users can also access bookmarked songs and artists from the iPhone app now, with the feature being accessible from the station list screen. Users can tap on Bookmarks to preview, purchase, or create a station from your favorites. Furthermore, you can tell Pandora to stop playing tracks over and over again. Tapping the new triangle between the thumb buttons and then tapping “I’m tired of this track” allows you to do just that. This feature doesn’t remove the song from your station’s genome but it lays off the overplaying of the certain chosen song for a while.

    Overall, the updated includes some much needed additions to an app that was already pretty fantastic. If you are an avid music aficionado and use this app, try out the updated version, you won’t be disappointed.

    Source: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pandora for iPhone Updated with Slew of Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      where's that thanks button when you need it?
      thanks, bender ...
    1. jdogg84's Avatar
      jdogg84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      as long as unlimited skips hack still works and song downloader I'm happy
      *Pandora downloader* is the best pandora tweak available. The dev told the update will be available soon . It works with the current version. The only problem is that all the buttons are labeled wrong.
    1. ccoltmanm's Avatar
      ccoltmanm -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      as long as unlimited skips hack still works and song downloader I'm happy
      It's a shame you blatantly refuse to support Pandora, and instead abuse their product (while bragging about it). Try PandoraOne if you don't like the ads.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      ... but insn't the downloader illegal?
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      I am having difficulty figuring out how to make track time show on the new version.
    1. Hogs4Life's Avatar
      Hogs4Life -
      Does the skip hack still work though? I highly doubt it, until it gets updated I'm staying away from this.
    1. Jacobh4's Avatar
      Jacobh4 -
      Wow! They made the mobile version just like the desktop version! That's good! I like the desktop version!
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hogs4Life View Post
      Does the skip hack still work though? I highly doubt it, until it gets updated I'm staying away from this.
      Skip and ad blocker still work.
    1. Hogs4Life's Avatar
      Hogs4Life -
      Skip and ad blocker still work.
      Oh really? Nice, imma update then. I wouldn't want Pandora without the Skip/Ad hack, life saver when you use it in your car 24/7.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      Quote Originally Posted by babyblue_pimp View Post
      Spend the 35$ for a year subscription, definitely worth it for no commercials, unlimited play, and better song quality.
      does unlimited play equal unlimited downloads? (seriously)
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Just downloaded this last night to check it out. I like the changes they made, especially adding lyrics. But is it just me......or are there WAYYY more pop up ads?? The new version has ads popping up almost constantly. I guess it doesn't really matter if you are just listening, but if you are trying to check out artist info, lyrics, etc...it can get quite annoying.
    1. jdogg84's Avatar
      jdogg84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Just downloaded this last night to check it out. I like the changes they made, especially adding lyrics. But is it just me......or are there WAYYY more pop up ads?? The new version has ads popping up almost constantly. I guess it doesn't really matter if you are just listening, but if you are trying to check out artist info, lyrics, etc...it can get quite annoying.
      PandoraDownloader is what you want. It blocks ads (all of the adds, even video ads) and it also allows you to download the songs, if you so choose. (:

      Quote Originally Posted by Hogs4Life View Post
      Oh really? Nice, imma update then. I wouldn't want Pandora without the Skip/Ad hack, life saver when you use it in your car 24/7.
      PandoraDownloader is better than all those other BS tweaks for Pandora. The dev has also confirmed there will a release in the next couple of days that will ipdate the tweak to add the extra button for saving. As of now it works fine on the iPad. On the iPhone/iPod you have to tap "Start a New Station" to save the current track. It was perfect before the update, but at least it still works. And yes, it still blocks all of the ads without the update.

      No track time. its a tiny bar across the bottom. Its light blue. (Look Down) hehe

      That what you say when you just paid for Pandora One instead of doing some research, and getting it for free. 35 dollars a year for something you never get to actually keep.. Well you have fun with that.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      i'm taking advantage of the trial offer by pandora one. without the cydia tweak, it's not worth it to me. that pretty much sums up the entire iphone experience.
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      And now there is another Pandora update.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      the tweak needs a tweak.
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      ... but insn't the downloader illegal?
      I wonder about that as well. I have an inkling that it might not be though. We all have the right to share what we bought right? or something like that.
    1. tom10167's Avatar
      tom10167 -
      lol, totally agree
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      The way I see it is: Pandora streams music to a temporary folder on my phone, Downloader then moves that music file out of the temporary folder and into another so I can listen to it later. I do not redistribute said music files so how is it illegal?