Over the course of the year since we launched Pandora, one of the most gratifying things for me personally has been the chance to correspond with many of you about the things that you love and hate about Pandora. We’ve been able to answer some of your feature requests with little tweaks here and there, but some of your great ideas meant we had to make some big changes. I’m incredibly excited to tell you that tonight we’ve launched a version of Pandora that tackles some of those tougher problems.
We’ve heard quite often that you want ways to get a wider variety of styles in one listening session. Some of you are looking for stations that are an eclectic mix of all of the kinds of music you love, not just one style. Tonight we’re rolling out a brand new feature called “QuickMix” to answer that request head on. When you visit Pandora, you’ll discover the QuickMix button at the bottom of your station list. Click the button, tell us which of your stations you want to mix together, and click “Listen Now”. We’ll automatically create a station that shuffles those stations together. You can also share your mix station with your friends.
You’ve also told us that we sometimes play a song that you like, but it’s just not a good fit for the station it’s on. Our new “Move this song” feature will let you take it off of the current station and move it to one of your other stations. This is one of our most-requested features and now it’s an option under the song menu. When you hear something you want to move, just click the album art and select “Move this song to another station.”
Finally, some of you have taken us up on the offer to create 100 distinct stations. One thing is clear: with that many stations it can be pretty hard to find the one you’re looking for. Especially since we always sort them in the order you created them. Not anymore. Now you can choose to sort the stations alphabetically too. Just click the “Your Stations” line above the station list to choose your sort preference.
Thanks for inspiring us here every day at Pandora. We love your ideas and suggestions. Keep ’em coming!

Comments

  1. Dale
    July 16, 2011 at 8:11pm
    If you could just balance the volume from one track to another, that would be nice. Little annoying have to run to turn off or down a song's volume.
  2. Ann
    August 28, 2011 at 9:40am
    Thank you! Before Pandora, I never listened to music. Now I listen to music all the time (on my computer, phone, ipad, etc.!) AND I am learning what I like and don't like!! I am grateful to the brilliant artists, composers who create the songs, and I am truly grateful for you, bringing them to me!!
  3. Jollykilla704
    November 22, 2011 at 4:56am
    It would be awesome if you add a function to permanently mix two stations together in addition to quick mix. Cause I have like 3 kinds of metal stations and 3 kinds of rap and I'd love to consolidate those especially cause the only thing that's the same on them is the stuff that doesn't play on them cause of similar thumbs down.

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