Pandora has released Pandora Radio 2.0 [App Store] for iPhone and iPod touch, bringing a number of new features to the free personalized Internet radio service. Pandora's music service automatically generates playlists based on a user's stated artist, song, or composer preferences, and user feedback on Pandora's selections continuously refines its future recommendations. New features include:
- Cover Flow-like browsing of song histories
- Song progress bar
- Ability to share a user's personalized radio stations with friends via e-mail
- Artist biographies
- 30-second previews of bookmarked songs
- Ability to create new stations directly from songs and artists appearing in an existing station
Pandora has been a fixture on the App Store since it launched in July 2008, and saw considerable early success. Despite some uncertainty due to potential increases in royalty fees paid by Internet radio broadcasters to record companies, Pandora Radio has remained among the most popular free App Store applications.