Apple Music isn’t the only game in town on the new Apple TV. Popular music streaming service Pandora has just arrived on the tvOS App Store.
The app is optimized for the big screen and features nice album art images. Music fans can easily view different stations and search for specific artists, genres, or songs.
You can download the Pandora app now on the tvOS App Store for free. If you’ve already downloaded the iOS app, it will be in your Purchased section on the TV.
While the app is free, you can subscribe to Pandora One for $4.99 per month. That will give users an ad-free listening experience while also allowing more skips over songs.
Back in November, Pandora took a big step toward become even more entrenched in the industry. The company purchased “key assets” of Rdio. As part of the $75 million deal, Rdio will seek bankruptcy protection and wind down its streaming service.
When announcing the deal, Pandora promised an “expanded” listening experience by late 2016. That presumably means a more traditional streaming service compared to the radio station approach currently offered.
Speaking of Apple Music, the big-screen version received a nice update with the tvOS 9.1 update, which officially arrived to the public yesterday. With full Siri support, users can simply speak into the remote and ask questions like “What was the top song for 1991?” or “Play Taylor Swift’s latest single.” That’s similar to what can be done on the iPhone or iPad.
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