Today we’re introducing Artist Takeovers, a brand new way to connect with your favorite artists. These new hosted listening Modes will live on top stations and feature the biggest names in music across Pandora’s most popular genres. Artist Takeovers will feature music handpicked by the artist including a mix of their own songs and personal favorites from other artists, with special audio commentary describing their selections and what they mean to them.
We launched Thumbprint Radio 5 years ago as a new kind of hyper-personalized music station for Pandora users, one that’s based off the songs that each listener has thumbed-up to let us know which ones they love the most.
Users who have updated to Apple’s recently-released iOS 13 operating system can now see their Pandora app in a whole new light with the new Dark Mode feature for iPhone and iPad, and seamlessly enjoy their favorite music and podcasts on Pandora using Siri voice commands thanks to SiriKit for Audio support.
Pandora and Amazon have been longtime partners in music, joining forces to create the best listening experiences for our users. We were one of the first music services to launch on Amazon’s Alexa platform, and last year Pandora Premium users were given the abilityto play their favorite Pandora music on-demand with the sound of their voice on any Alexa device.