February 12, 2014 Last Updated 9:27 pm

Pandora issues app update to add push notifications

Last week Pandora sent its users an email to give them fair warning about an app update to come soon. The update would include the addition of push notifications, something users often say “No” to reflexively.

Pandora-pn-updateThis afternoon Pandora’s app update made it through Apple’s system and appeared in the App Store. The update to the Pandora Radio universal app brings it up to version 5.2.

Pandora will be using push notifications to tell listeners of new music available on their stations, something that Pandora now does through occasional emails. Of course, the push notifications can be used for other promotional messages, but the user can always turn them off, of course.

Here is the What’s New info:

What’s New in Version 5.2
If you love the Sleep Timer for your iPhone or iPod, you’ll be happy to know it is now available for iPad

  • Dream away to the sounds of your favorite station
  • Adjust the countdown time from 15, 30 or 60 minutes

Opt-in to Push Notifications on your iPhone, iPod or iPad to get personalized updates

  • Hear about new music or comedy added to your stations
  • Find out your friends’ activities including follows and comments on your Pandora profile

The usual improvements and bug fixes to keep bringing you the best listening experience

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