Along with a new subscription option, Pandora is also getting in on the iMessage game. With an update yesterday, the streaming message pioneer has added a new app to iMessage.
Share a song
You can send a 30-second preview of songs without leaving iMessage. The recipient can listen and even choose to start a Pandora station from the song.
With the app, you can search the service and find a special song to send friends and family. If you’re not looking for something specific, it will also show the Top 100 Hits and some other curated song categories.
When receiving the song preview, the recipient can even select to start a Pandora station from the music.
There are also 12 fun music-related stickers you can send, because why not?
If you’re looking for other great apps to use while chatting with friends and family, take a look at our collection of some of the Top iMessage apps.
Say hello to Pandora Plus
And yes, the Pandora iMessage app even has stickers.
Just yesterday, Pandora announced that the Plus subscription service is available to all users. It costs $4.99 per month.
Along with ad-free listening, you’ll receive unlimited skips and can even replay a song whenever you want.
If you ever lose Internet connection or on a plane, keep the music going with the online mode. The app automatically queues up your top three stations, along with Thumbprint Radio if it has been added.
Even if you still want to stick to the free, ad-supported tier, there is a nice new feature. If you ever run out of skips or want to replay a song, just watch a short video ad.
Pandora is a universal app for the iPhone/iPod touch, all iPad models, and the Apple TV. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. The iMessage app is avaialble through that App Store in iOS 10.
Coming later this year, Pandora is planning to unveil a full-fledged streaming service similar to Spotify, Apple Music, and many others. It will cost the industry standard $9.99 per month. The company acquired defunct streaming service Rdio back in late 2015.