For the last six months or so we’ve been working hard to bring Pandora to the Windows Phone 8 audience. Happy to announce the day has finally come.

While of course Pandora on Windows Phone 8 features the same listening experience you’ve come to expect from us, we really wanted to embrace the unique features of the Windows Phone 8 platform. For example, you can pin your favorite stations directly to the Start screen. Even cooler, the tiles are live and show you what’s currently playing without having to actually launch the app. If you have kids, we’ve also integrated into what Microsoft calls “Kid’s Corner” – just launch Pandora from that starting point and we’ll make sure that no explicit content plays during that session.

Pandora_Start_live_low-res-02From a design perspective, we constantly strive to keep the Pandora user experience as easy and consistent as possible across an ever-increasing variety of platforms – computers, mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, cars, and more – all while taking into account the additional capabilities and design patterns of each individual platform. With its visually flat elements and unique panorama concept of navigation, designing for Windows Phone 8 while keeping our consistent Pandora aesthetic was an exciting challenge and we’re thrilled with the results.

To celebrate the latest addition to the Pandora mobile app family, you can listen on Windows Phone 8 ad-free at no cost for the rest of 2013, courtesy of Microsoft. Also, be sure to check out Microsoft’s blog for a video of Pandora on Windows Phone 8 and let us know what you think of the new app once you download it.

Get the app here.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Cottman
    March 21, 2013 at 11:01am
    I absolutely love listening to all the musicians greats you've given us and I think it is great to have the opputunity to comment on the site. Thank you Jennifer Cottman
    Reply
  2. Henry
    March 21, 2013 at 7:45pm
    Thank you thank you thank youuuuuuu!!
    Reply
  3. Tafoor Tariq
    March 23, 2013 at 8:18pm
    Pandora on Windows Phone 8 app really gonna give people ad free music cool.thanks
    Reply
  4. James Lesher
    March 23, 2013 at 11:22pm
    I have a Nokia 822. When I start Pandora, the volume button pops up the Pandora player controls even if I am not listening. Hitting the back button does not terminate the background part of the app as it should. How do I stop the background player if I am not going to listen for a while?
    Reply
  5. garry gross
    March 24, 2013 at 5:25pm
    Love the app. My only complaint is that when I play it through my car stereo (BT 2012 Nissan Maxima) the music starts playing through my phone when I turn off the car. Xbox music and Nokia music do not do this. I have to manually pause the music on my phone every time.
    Reply
  6. Samuel Dighan
    March 26, 2013 at 4:11am
    Wait, what about WP7.5?!?! #WTF
    Reply
  7. daveorourke
    March 27, 2013 at 6:35pm
    Nice app. Congratulations! One question... How do you exit the app without logging out?
    Reply
  8. jose
    April 02, 2013 at 3:53pm
    Me gusta pandora xk tiene corridos rancheras románticas cumbias de todo un poco y me encanta esta aplicación
    Reply
  9. jose
    April 02, 2013 at 3:56pm
    Mi nombre es José y tengo 26 años vivo en dallas tx y me gustan los corridos pesados también las románticas y cumbias
    Reply
    1. jose
      April 02, 2013 at 4:00pm
      Mesecito pandora en mi Windows Phone 8 para escuchar puros corridos pesados donde quiera que balla
      Reply
  10. jose
    April 02, 2013 at 4:04pm
    Pandora es lo mejor en música xk ami me gusta escuchar corridos pesados y aquí los podre escuchar en mi Windows Phone 8 en todos lados
    Reply

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