We’ve found that Pandora listeners love their tablets and will listen to Pandora pretty much wherever their tablets will go: in the kitchen, the office, the living room, the dining room, the bedroom, the garage, the back yard – even in the shower.  (In which case, we assume the tablet is nearby or utilizing a properly tested waterproof case.)

pandora_iPad_hor_optionsSo we are excited to announce the new Pandora 5.0 for iPad.  With this latest version of the Pandora mobile app, we’re bringing a host of new features to the iPad while enhancing and optimizing the experience for the larger iPad screen size.

We’re on a constant mission to provide our listeners with the best possible listening experience – across all devices – so this new Pandora for iPad app includes a number of updates as a direct response to what our listeners told us they wanted most.

New features include enhanced playback and personalization, deeper music discovery and exploration, easy access to a personalized music profile and the ability to connect and share music with friends.

What will you find on the new Pandora for iPad app?

  • Enhanced Listening Experience & Personalization – We’ve significantly upgraded core Pandora functionality, such as adding variety to a station with artist suggestions and viewing station details, in addition to giving listeners the ability to easily shuffle, rename and delete stations.
  • Deeper Music Discovery & Exploration – Listeners can explore more about the artist and album that is currently playing as well as easily purchase tracks from iTunes through enriched artist pages that include similar artists and genome traits of the current track spinning, plus lyrics, artist biographies and album discographies.
  • Your Personal Profile & Music Feed – Your detailed timeline captures music preferences for each individual listener, such as stations created, bookmarked tracks and thumb history with the option for users to make the profile either public or private. The Music Feed offers a centralized place to view music activity, making it easy to explore what friends and other listeners with similar musical tastes are discovering and enjoying on Pandora.
  • The Ability to Connect & Share Music with Friends Social sharing features are available on iPad for the first time, with listeners able to publish their music activity to Facebook with the Pandora Timeline app, as well as manually share links to favorite stations with followers on Twitter.

Pandora 5.0 for iPad is available now for download in the App Store and will be available on Android tablets later this fall.  We hope that you enjoy your music on the new Pandora for iPad, wherever you take it!

Happy Listening.


  1. Pete Malcolm
    September 18, 2013 at 5:40am
    Mike Keep up the good work, love Pandora wish I had it in My car
  2. Adam Jenkins (@AdamCole)
    September 18, 2013 at 9:04am
    Why isn't the top blue bar flat and stretch to the top of the screen over the notification bar? Definitely not an iOS 7 update. iTunes Radio FTW.
  3. Doug
    September 19, 2013 at 5:33am
    Two words...SLEEP TIMER!!!
    1. Kaitlin
      December 10, 2013 at 2:46am
      yes pls
      1. Ale
        December 10, 2013 at 8:54pm
        Yes!!! Needed!!!
      2. Brett
        December 28, 2013 at 1:21am
        This was the whole reason I subscribed to "One" and ya'll left it out! WTF?!?
    2. Doreen Smith
      January 28, 2014 at 1:18am
      Yes please - and alarm clock!
    3. Joe
      January 27, 2015 at 7:36pm
      There is one. Under settings
  4. mrcuriel
    September 19, 2013 at 10:26pm
    Love the new app, but I can't believe you haven't added a timer, or if you have, have made it very difficult to find.
    1. Nickipcck.np
      December 10, 2013 at 7:18pm
      Timer and alarm!
  5. Evan Lipton
    September 23, 2013 at 1:28am
    No sleep timer for iPad?
  6. Adam
    September 27, 2013 at 7:16pm
  7. Kaos Anime
    October 26, 2013 at 3:32pm
    The latest feature is really helpul for me.. love this app :)
  8. Lucian Rebetti
    October 27, 2013 at 9:18pm
    Pandora app for Windows 8, maybe? :)
  9. Jeff Bennert
    October 28, 2013 at 10:05am
    Love Pandora but I don't appreciate the Obama commercials with him spreading lies about people who don't agree with him. He is the one not telling the truth about ObamaCare. Please take off political commercials period!!
  10. tucko bushich
    October 31, 2013 at 11:17am
    Obama care is Obama scare...
    1. Susan
      December 09, 2013 at 2:37pm
      So disappointed that the alarm clock and sleep timer aren't included for the iPad!
      1. Erick The listener
        December 29, 2013 at 11:41pm
        Yes agree
  11. Me
    December 09, 2013 at 1:43pm
    Sleep timer!!! Alarm!!! NECESSARY!!!!
  12. Andrew
    December 09, 2013 at 2:48pm
    Why oh why don't you have the alarm / sleep timer app incorporated into the iPad version? Despite what the app description says for today's (Dec 09) release in the App Store, the iPad version is crippled. No alarm or sleep timer function for the iPad version. Hardly a "universal" app. Come on pandora. I've been a subscriber for 2 years now but I'm seriously considering dropping my subscription just out of frustration.
  13. Joe O
    December 09, 2013 at 8:55pm
    Being the new version of 5.1 is out... How do we I the iPad users utilize the alarm clock?
  14. Jeremie
    December 09, 2013 at 10:08pm
    Sleep timer a alarm clock for iPad, should have it for both devices not just one.
  15. Andrew
    December 09, 2013 at 10:37pm
    How about the alarm clock for iPad.
  16. Steve Jauch
    December 09, 2013 at 11:27pm
    Seriously? No Alarm clock or Sleep timer for the iPad?? Why bother launching different versions on the same iOS 7 platform? Poor Product Management decision and terrible Customer Experience.
  17. Ryan Ary
    December 09, 2013 at 11:36pm
    When will you add the timer and alarm to iPads/tablets?
  18. Jo Anne fedor
    December 09, 2013 at 11:41pm
    How can I Ser a wake up. Or sleep on iPad. I am very basic user so be simple
  19. Cheshire
    December 10, 2013 at 11:25pm
    It would be wonderful if the features on the ipod version were available on the ipad version. My ipad IS my computer...it's frustrating to have that platform be the one that's left behind all the time.
  20. vikkki
    December 12, 2013 at 6:13pm
    needs sleep timer and alarm clock like the ipod version
  21. Fred
    December 12, 2013 at 9:12pm
    Alarm Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeee
  22. Mark
    December 14, 2013 at 6:23am
    If the new features don't apply to all IOS platforms, at least say so...that way users won't waste time and get frustrated trying to figure out how to use the new features!! This is a lesson for all product managers out there..."product upgrade launches, what NOT to do".
  23. Gloria
    December 15, 2013 at 11:47pm
    Sleep timer and alarm pretty please!!!!
  24. Gene
    December 16, 2013 at 8:10pm
  25. Val
    December 16, 2013 at 8:46pm
    Really need the sleep timer and alarm clock for this app. I love Pandora and if would come with those features I would love it more!
  26. Randy
    December 22, 2013 at 9:06pm
    Please add sleep timer and alarm as on iPhone app.
  27. Sam
    December 24, 2013 at 2:06am
    What a waste of my time only to discover that the sleep timer and alarm feature are not on iPad.... After trying to figure it out on my own only to discover all these posts with the same complaints!! At least tell us up front so we don't have to waste our time!
  28. Jaymie
    January 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
    Alarm on iPad please!
    1. PandoraSupport
      March 26, 2014 at 10:23am
      @Jaymie Thanks for your feedback. Stay tuned! -Alyssa
  29. TigTheRed
    January 16, 2014 at 12:11am
    Not having the timer is so-so, iOS provides a work around. Not having the alarm is not fun...no work around; what's worse? Sketchy documentation that has the user (me) wandering around the UI like a moron for 20 minutes looking for a magical menu icon that simply doesn't exist. As an exec responsible for IT, I get it, and understand the problems with cross platform UI design, and documentation. This, however, is a well reported, well defined issue. At least update the doc so we know we are screwed :/
  30. Joe
    January 27, 2015 at 7:38pm
    I'm not able too access Add Variety on the iPad. That option is not presented when you click on the three dots
  31. Anna
    February 03, 2015 at 9:07am
    Add variety button doesn't work. Im typing in artist name I want to add and it automatically scrolls it down so I can't tap it
  32. Trevor
    June 11, 2015 at 4:23pm
    It would be AWESOME if pandora would display in landscape on the IPhone 6 plus so I can use it as my head unit in my vehicle!!!!!
  33. Matt
    September 29, 2015 at 12:17pm
    The add variety option is missing on my iPhone 6s so I can't customize my stations. I checked the App Store and there's no updates available, this phone is a week old
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 30, 2015 at 8:02am
      This feature should be available on your new iPhone - please reach out to our support team and one of our Listener Advocates will be happy to help: http://pdora.co/writeus

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