It seems to be a musical day. Just earlier we talked about the Vivo X3, which is both the world’s thinnest smartphone and a music lover’s delight. Now, we also have news about Pandora removing it’s mobile streaming limit as well as updating it’s Android app with two new features.
Popular Internet radio service Pandora announced that it will soon be lifting its 40-hour mobile streaming limit. According to the announcement, thanks to the rapid progress of its mobile advertising, it will be able to offset the royalty costs which it pointed out as the reason for implementing the cap last March. Furthermore, it seems that the limit was practically useless anyway, as it only affected fewer than 4 percent of its users. There is some speculation that Pandora has timed this changed ahead of the expected launching of Apple’s iTunes Radio later this year.
Pandora has also updated its Android app to support a sleep timer feature and integration with Nissan cars. Sleep Timer, as the name suggests, lets users select an amount of time before Pandora stops playing music. Users have options of 15, 30, or 60 minutes to let Pandora play just the right tunes to lull them to sleep. Owners of select Nissan cars will now also be able to control music playing on Pandora using the car’s touchscreen or steering wheel via the NissanConnect technology.
The mobile streaming limit will be lifted starting September 1, just before the anticipated launch of the rival Apple service. On the other hand, new version of the Pandora app is already available on Google Play Store and should be rolling out already to existing users.