It’s official. The popular Pandora app will be available for the Apple Watch when the wearable device arrives later this month.
The company detailed the app in a new blog post. When music fans start the Pandora app on the watch, they can start listening quickly to their favorite tracks and view what is playing at a glance. With the watch, users can also access new music notifications and control the volume without needing to touch their iPhone.
You can download the Pandora Radio app now on the App Store for free. It’s universal and designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. With a free account, you can create up to 100 personalized radio stations.
A Pandora One subscription, which costs $4.99 per month, brings ad-free listening, higher-quality audio, and more.
Earlier this month, Pandora’s CFO Mike Herring talked about the company’s interesting relationship with Apple. He said Pandora has a “frenemy kind of relationship” with Cupertino, especially after Apple unveiled iTunes Radio and purchased Beats for $3 billion last year.
After opening up preorders at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Friday, the watch will officially arrive on Friday, April 24. Prices range from $349 for the 38mm Sport model to $17,000 for the most expensive 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition.
A mid-range Apple Watch collection, with a sapphire display cover and stainless steel exterior, ranges from $549 to $1,099. Apple will also offer a number of other additional bands for the watch.
You’ll need an iPhone 5 or later to interact with the device.
And if you’re interested, take a look at a number of other Apple Watch apps on our sister site WatchAware.
For other recent Apple Watch news, see: First reviews of Apple Watch say it’s nice but not essential, Reservations for the Apple Watch will be limited to 1 per customer, and Could this be the retail packaging for the incoming Apple Watch?