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. Fred
    December 12, 2013 at 9:12pm
    Alarm Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeee
  2. 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".
  3. Gloria
    December 15, 2013 at 11:47pm
    Sleep timer and alarm pretty please!!!!
  4. Gene
    December 16, 2013 at 8:10pm
  5. 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!
  6. Randy
    December 22, 2013 at 9:06pm
    Please add sleep timer and alarm as on iPhone app.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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 :/
  10. 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

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