Slowly but surely Windows Phone has been coming through with apps. Realizing how often people stream music from their phone, they added Spotify recently and today they announced that Pandora is also available at the Windows Phone Store.
With over 140 million registered users Pandora is a leader in media streaming. More than 140 million registered users have accessed Pandora via a smartphone or tablet and more than 75 percent of Pandora’s listening occurs on a mobile or other connected device. Given its popularity, it might be a deal-breaker for some when purchasing a Windows Phone if the Pandora app isn’t available.
Pandora on Windows Phone Features
The great thing about the Windows Phone version is that it is ad-free for the rest of 2013 . There is also no streaming cap, which is usually $3.99 for iOS and Android app users. Thank you Microsoft! It’s been tailored to the Windows Phone UI’s Live Tiles and Kid’s Corner. With Pandora on Windows Phone you can pin your favorite radio stations to your start screen. The Live Tile will refresh in real-time letting you know what track is playing. Not to mention the easy access to your fave radio station without launching the app.
When launching the app in Kid’s Corner, you won’t have to worry about mature content, since it will automatically apply the explicit content filter when activated.
Windows Phone is stepping up their app game. There are very few mainstream apps missing. I have been using the app for about an hour. Seems pretty legit. I actually do like that Live Tiles feature. I love app shortcuts.