By Nick Marcantonio, Sr. Manager Product Management at Pandora
At Pandora, we know your home is the main stage for the story of your life. It’s where you greet each day, host friends for meals and celebrations, or simply retreat from the noise of the outside world.
Just as you design your house or apartment to reflect your personal style, your home’s music should also channel the sounds unique to YOU. Since November 2016, Pandora Plus and Pandora ad-supported users have been able to play their favorite stations on Google Home. We’re now happy to introduce Pandora Premium to Google Home, Mini and Max and other Smart Displays and speakers with the Google Assistant built in, for complete voice control over your music.
Starting today, Premium subscribers can search and play their favorite songs, albums and playlists, just by using your voice. This integration boosts Premium on-demand listening to new heights of convenience, making it easier than ever to create the perfect soundscape for your sanctuary.
With the power of your voice, Premium subscribers can effortlessly summon their go-to Sunday morning soundtrack while making waffles for brunch. Or, keep Pandora on AutoPlay for continuous tunes during the next dinner party. Listeners can also set Pandora as their default music streaming service on Google Home, so they never have to skip a beat. Whether you’re in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or moving from room-to-room, you’re in control of the music score.
Can’t remember the name of that tune that’s been stuck in your head for hours? Listeners can ask Google Home to play a song based on a set of a known lyrics, and the device will successfully play back the track requested. When you want to play music, just say “Hey Google, play” followed by a song, artist, playlist or station request. Ever heard of a hands-free thumbs up? It’s not an oxymoron. While listening, you can also use your voice to thumb up and down, skip, create brand new stations, or play the track again. Pandora Premium listeners also enjoy the ability to search and play curated Featured playlists, as well as personalized soundtracks based on your changing moods, like Hypnotic, Focus, Energy or Rainy Day. Mood and genre playlists are consistently updated and deliver fresh tunes alongside your favorite tracks, reflecting your unique listening preferences.
Pandora wants to help you enjoy your music everywhere, from your kitchen to your bedroom, and all your favorite places in between. Pandora is available in over 2,000 connected devices from TVs, smart speakers, and game consoles to streaming players, and more. Check out all of the ways you can listen to Pandora by visiting Pandora.com/everywhere. Eligible users can redeem a free 90 day trial of Pandora Premium by visiting the Google Home app on Android or store.google.com.