Pandora is finally ready to give Spotify a run for its money.
The music firm today announced its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, will launch on Wednesday with invites for a free trial being sent to select users.
The $9.99-a-month service combines Pandora radio and the ability to search and play any track or album and a set of playlist features tailored to your preferences. You can also download songs, albums, playlists and stations.
“Open Pandora Premium and you’ll see the familiar look and feel that has always made Pandora so easy to use,” reads a Pandora blog post. “In ‘My Music,’ every station you’ve ever created, the albums and songs you collect and the playlists you create live in a simple, combined list with your most recent music at the top.”
When a new playlist is created, you can add a few of your favorites and then ask Pandora to add similar songs using its Music Genome Project data. The technology analyzes songs based on a number of attributes and combines that with your likes and dislikes to serve up music based on your tastes.
The ‘My Thumbs Up’ playlist, meanwhile, is a collection of every song you’ve ever given the thumbs up to across all your stations. The Thumbs Up function will also create new playlists for you.
Pandora Premium will begin rolling out later this week. To get an invite, sign up here.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.
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