Pandora archive

  • Beep wants to be the Chromecast of audio with $149 in-home streamer
    Audio

    Beep wants to be the Chromecast of audio with $149 in-home streamer

    By 7 February 2014

    Built by two former Google employees, Beep is aiming to be the Chromecast of speakers. The $149 gadget connects through your speakers and Wi-Fi network to let you stream music throughout your home from a mobile phone. Essentially Beep is like Sonos, except...

  • Pandora CEO: iTunes Radio launch caused usage to drop at first, but now 'we continue to grow'
    Apps

    Pandora CEO: iTunes Radio launch caused usage to drop at first, but now 'we continue to grow'

    By 6 February 2014

    Pandora saw a small drop in usage after the launch of iTunes Radio in September 2013, the company revealed on its earnings call on Wednesday. But now it's getting back on track. "We're very proud of the fact that, despite some real competitive companies,...

  • Pandora for iOS adds musical Alarm Clock that works with Sleep Timer feature
    Apps

    Pandora for iOS adds musical Alarm Clock that works with Sleep Timer feature

    By 9 December 2013

    You can now use Pandora to wake up to your favourite tunes in the morning. Pandora for iOS has introduced an Alarm Clock feature which follows an update in August that gave listeners the ability to fall asleep to their favourite stations with the Sleep...

  • iTunes Radio to debut 18 September, will take on Spotify, Last.fm, Pandora and more
    Phones

    iTunes Radio to debut 18 September, will take on Spotify, Last.fm, Pandora and more

    By 10 September 2013

    Apple has just unveiled iTunes Radio during a press event in Cupertino, where the company has officially confirmed the radio service will debut as part of the iOS 7 software update slated to roll out on 18 September. When iOS 7 launches to the public...

  • Pandora removing 40 hour per month mobile listening cap beginning in September, ahead of iTunes Radio launch
    Online

    Pandora removing 40 hour per month mobile listening cap beginning in September, ahead of iTunes Radio launch

    By 22 August 2013

    Pandora says it will no longer restrict mobile listeners to a 40 hour a month streaming limit, with users being able to listen to their streams unlimited, starting in September.  Pandora’s founder, Tim Westergren, announced the news during the company's  Q2...

  • Apple iRadio pegged for WWDC reveal on 10 June
    Audio

    Apple iRadio pegged for WWDC reveal on 10 June

    By 3 June 2013

    Apple is expected to launch a new service, currently being dubbed iRadio, at WWDC on 10 June, according to a bevy of reports in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Apple fan blogs. The service will supposedly let people stream music for free but...

  • Pandora announces 200m registered users, showing no fear of Apple's upcoming iRadio
    Online

    Pandora announces 200m registered users, showing no fear of Apple's upcoming iRadio

    By 9 April 2013

    Leading music-streaming service Pandora has announced that it's reached 200 million registered users in the US since its launch in the summer of 2005. The new figure released by Pandora is pretty staggering, up 100 million from an announcement in July...

  • Apple planning summer launch for iRadio?
    Online

    Apple planning summer launch for iRadio?

    By 30 March 2013

    Apple has been long rumoured to enter the streaming music market with its "iRadio" service. The Cupertino-based company is pushing for a summer launch, according to The Verge. The iRadio project was originally slated for an early 2013 release, several...

  • Pandora Windows Phone app now available
    Apps

    Pandora Windows Phone app now available

    By 21 March 2013

    Pandora is now available on Windows Phone in the US, five months after Microsoft said it was working to bring the music-streaming service to the platform. The new app, available from today, will come with ad-free support until 31 December 2013 and let...

  • DoubleTwist Magic Radio adds subscription streaming music for US customers
    Online

    DoubleTwist Magic Radio adds subscription streaming music for US customers

    By 13 March 2013

    Android music application doubleTwist has been updated with a new feature set to take on Pandora radio streaming. Dubbed Magic Radio, the $4 (£2.70) a month service offers 13 million songs that can be mixed by several categories.  Before Google Play...

  • Pandora limiting free mobile listeners to 40 hours per month, effecting 4% of its users
    Online

    Pandora limiting free mobile listeners to 40 hours per month, effecting 4% of its users

    By 28 February 2013

    Hardcore mobile listeners unwillingly to pay monthly may be upset to learn Pandora has announced that it will begin limiting free mobile listening to 40 hours a month.  According to US-based Pandora, the change will affect only 4 per cent of its total...

  • Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013
    Online

    Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

    By 26 October 2012

    Apple is said to be in advanced talks with major record labels about introducing a new online radio streaming service. It’s thought a deal could be struck by mid-November, with the service launching early next year.  According to Bloomberg, the service...

  • Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge
    Phones

    Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge

    By 29 May 2012

    Samsung's new music service, Music Hub, plans to take on virtually every music service currently available from Spotify to iTunes, offering users the chance to listen to music from the latest smartphones or the company's range of fridges. In Samsung's...

  • Best iPhone music apps
    Apps

    Best iPhone music apps

    By 2 January 2012

    Take one iPhone, add a decent data connection, a pair of headphones that didn't come free in the box and all you need to bring yourself 24/7 music wherever you go is a well chosen set of apps and services. As ever, this is where we come in at Pocket-lint...

  • Pandora rules out international service, for now
    Online

    Pandora rules out international service, for now

    By 19 October 2011

    Pandora’s founder and chief strategy officer, Tim Westergren, has ruled out expanding Pandora internationally for the time amongst growing frustrations with the music industry. "We have tried for years to try and broker licensing deals outside of the...

  • Google TV: Detailed and explained
    Home Cinema

    Google TV: Detailed and explained

    By 5 October 2010

    Google TV promises to revolutionise our televisions and bring the web into the living room, but what exactly is it, and what will it bring. On the eve of the Logitech and Sony launch events in the US, Google has finally laid down some of the assets,...

  • Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?
    Online

    Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

    By 10 February 2010

    Major record label Warner Music, who own recordings from artists as diverse as Muse, A-Ha, Dragonforce and the Monkees, has threatened to stop licensing its music to free streaming services like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora. Warner's CEO, Edgar Bronfman...

  • Deck your halls with Christmas music
    Audio

    Deck your halls with Christmas music

    By 24 December 2009

    It's Christmas. The season of eating, drinking, making merry, and - most importantly - giving. So here's what we're giving you this Christmas - the gift of music. The gift of Cliff Richard, Mr Blobby, and Rage Against the Machine. We're giving you the...

  • Spotify gets Pandora-style recommendations
    Online

    Spotify gets Pandora-style recommendations

    By 18 November 2009

    You might be familiar, if you're a hardcore Spotify user, with @Spotibot - a Twitter bot that recommends bands that are similar to other bands, as well as the Better Spotify Links project. Well, the coder behind it - Andy Smith - has just completed his...

  • Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?
    Online

    Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

    By 29 October 2009

    Not content with crashing down hard on the satnav industry yesterday, today Google put the willies up the music industry too with the launch of a Google music search feature. Just before you go diving off to try it, it's only available in the US at the...

  • Google adds music search; foretells the death of another industry
    Online

    Google adds music search; foretells the death of another industry

    By 29 October 2009

    Google has added music search to its growing search offering as it attempts to help people find what they are looking for quicker. "Every day we get millions of search queries about music. You want to know more about your favorite artists, find that new...

  • Google launching music service?
    Online

    Google launching music service?

    By 21 October 2009

    It's being reported that Google is planning to launch a music service imminently. A number of sources quoted by TechCrunch are saying that the company is securing content from major labels, and one source has named the offering "Google Audio". At a time...

  • Pandora gets Android app
    Audio

    Pandora gets Android app

    By 10 September 2009

    Pandora, the streaming music radio service, has announced that its Android application is complete. The news comes just over a year since it released its iPhone application. It's available in the Android application market right now. Unlike streaming...

  • Pandora forced to close in the UK
    Online

    Pandora forced to close in the UK

    By 9 January 2008

    Pandora.com a website that creates bespoke playlists based on your musical tastes has been forced to shut down because it can't afford to pay licence fees being demanded by music industry trade bodies such as the PPL. Although Pocket-lint reported in...

  • Pandora blocks listeners outside US
    Online

    Pandora blocks listeners outside US

    By 3 May 2007

    Pandora has had to block all users originating from a non-US IP address due to legal pressure from record companies. The popular internet radio station for users to build custom playlists and discover new music, has had to keep to its roots. Pandora always...