Ahead of the public release of iOS 12 on Monday, Pandora for iOS has been updated with a handful of new features. The update brings Siri Shortcuts support, customizable app icons, and more.

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First spotted by AllThingsHow, today’s update brings deep Siri integration to Pandora. For instance, you can now use Siri  Shortcuts to control your favorite Pandora stations, albums, and playlists. Additionally, Pandora explains that Siri will “learn as you listen” and make suggestions with Pandora stations it thinks you might like.

Pandora is also adding support for customizable app icons. Unfortunately, the only options you have are a wide selection of “P” icons.

Last but certainly not least, Pandora teases that ti has a “freshly designed, built-from-the-ground-up Apple Watch app” on the way soon. While it doesn’t offer specific details, Pandora says it is putting the “final touches” on the app and will share more “soon.”

Here’s the complete change log for today’s update:

  • We’re thrilled to support all the great new features of iOS 12 including Siri Shortcuts!
  • Siri will learn as you listen and suggest your favorite Pandora stations. And of course, Pandora Premium is fully supported, so you’ll see your collected albums and playlists too.
  • Ever wish you could ask Siri to play your favorite station? Now you can! Just head over to Settings within the Pandora app and tap “Add to Siri.” From there, choose specific stations, albums, or playlists, record a custom phrase, then next time you want to hear it, all you have to do is ask Siri.
  • Pandora is bringing personalization a step further — to the app icon itself. Make Pandora yours by choosing from a selection of P app icons. Go to Settings, and choose the new “Change App Icon” option.
  • One more thing. We’re putting the final touches on our freshly-designed, built-from-the-ground-up Apple Watch app. We can’t wait to share that with you very soon.

Pandora is a free download on the App Store.


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