Less than two months ago, we announced our partnership with Uber to integrate Pandora into the Uber driver app, giving drivers a simple and seamless way to discover new music and enjoy their favorite stations. In that short period of time since launch, Uber drivers have already played more than 60 million songs –that’s over 4 million hours of music! — through Pandora. Uber drivers are listening to a broad array of music, but the most popular stations for their onboard Pandora experience include our Drake, Future, Beyonce, Adele, and Bruno Mars stations.
Today, we’re excited to launch the next stage in this partnership by bringing the power of Pandora into the Uber rider app.
Like Uber drivers, Uber riders across the US, Australia and New Zealand are now able to personalize their journey with their favorite tunes. Riders with a Pandora account can easily create stations, thumb songs, and discover new artists from the backseat of their Uber ride and listen via their driver’s car speakers. We’re thrilled to help elevate the Uber experience by making personalized music available at the touch of a button.
Once a music-connected Uber driver is on their way, you’ll see an option to choose your own music for your ride. If the driver is listening to Pandora, you’ll even see what they’re playing. Simply tap the music bar at the bottom of the screen when your driver is on their way or during your trip to sign up or log into your existing Pandora account. Choose a station and the music will start playing. Then you can just sit back and enjoy your ride!