Pandora today announced the availability of its popular mobile app on the Windows Phone platform.
Pandora listeners on Windows Phone 8 will enjoy ad-free personalized radio at no cost, courtesy of Microsoft, through the 2013 calendar year in addition to features unique to the platform, including Live Tiles and Kid's Corner:
- Live Tiles make the Windows Phone experience highly personalized, allowing people to easily access the features and apps where they spend most of their time. Pandora listeners can pin their favorite personalized radio stations right to the Start screen of their phone to see what's currently playing at a glance and for easy access to stations recently played without having to launch the app.
- Kid's Corner offers a worry-free way for Windows Phone customers to share their smartphone with the entire family. Launching Pandora in Kid's Corner will automatically activate the explicit content filter for instant kid-friendly listening.
The extraordinary embrace of personalized radio on smartphones has enabled Pandora to reach massive scale in mobile listening and more than one in three smartphone users in the U.S. have listened to Pandora in the past month.
Pandora Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joe Kennedy said, "Pandora has reached a level of ubiquity that allows music fans to tune in to the best internet radio anytime, anywhere and we are thrilled to bring the experience to even more mobile listeners through the highly personalized platform that Microsoft has created with Windows Phone."
Starting today, listeners in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand can download Pandora for Windows Phone 8 from Windows Phone Store at www.windowsphone.com/pandora. More details, including a video are available via the Microsoft Windows Phone News Room at www.windowsphone.com/blog.