Pandora (Station Personalization, iPhone screenshot 001)

The iPhone edition of Pandora Radio, a music streaming service with more than 75 million listeners each month, has just received a visual makeover. The company previewed it almost two months ago, though the iPad edition hasn’t been refreshed today.

Version 5.7 of Pandora Radio sports a cleaned-up appearance with fancy new transitions and animations. In addition to the facelift, the iPhone app also includes enhanced station personalization capabilities, improved artist discovery, greater use of thumbing and much more.

The overhauled UI isn’t just prettier, it’s more functional than before. For example, you can seamlessly transition from the Station List to the Now Playing screen.

To see what’s played on the station, just swipe left. To reveal more information about the song you’re listening to, tap the song or artist name or swipe up to reveal song details.

Check out Pandor’s new look below.

It sure reminds us a lot of Google’s Material Design.

The new Personalization icon provides access to your thumb history where you can adjust your feedback for previously listened-to tracks by un-thumbing a song.

Things have been moved around on the Station Details screen, too. You can now rename a station, add more variety to it and check out what artist or songs it was created from.

Personalized genre and artist suggestions now appear prominently at the top of the station list.

The iPad edition of Pandora is due for refresh at a later date.

Pandora 5.7 changelog:

  • Check out our new design – now it’s easier than ever to shape your station.
  • With the new Personalization Icon, the Thumb History for your favorite stations is at your fingertips.
  • Accidentally thumbed a song up or down – now you can un-thumb simply by re-tapping the Thumb Icon.
  • We’ve included a new Mini-Player so you can control your music while you browse your track history.
  • Stay in the loop when new music is added to your favorite stations and much more with our redesigned Notification & Activity Feed.

Download Pandora for iPhone free in the App Store.

  • Tobias9413

    About a week ago my pandoras UI had changed to this but I didn’t see an update on the App Store. Does anyone know how that’s possible?? Also, unless they included it in this update, the new UI doesn’t have a sound slider which I prefer over buttons.

    • Jesse Vaughan

      I’m not familiar with the exact technology, but apps like Pandora and Spotify run through the web so they can make UI updates without pushing a full app software update. Spotify made a few small updates as well the other day without pushing an actual app update.

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    • Ian Leon

      Is Facebook down?

  • john diaz

    What happened to the lyrics they disappeared and no one said anything.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      My mom asked me the same thing. I dont use Pandora so I didnt know it did that.

      • john diaz

        Its sad that they took the lyrics away but perhaps they’ll bring them back in an update

    • J M

      The lyrics have been missing for at least a couple months now. I emailed them about it, and they said they do hope to bring it back in a future update. But they were not removed with this most recent update.

      • ispeakout

        I hope they do. Wish lyricalizer supported Pandora.

  • Bleh.

  • Martin

    This App and this music service are amazing.. Only downside – US only… So I need to use Vpn.. Not a big deal but still… Come on Pandora.. You are too big and too cool to stay US only.. 🙂

    • Andrieux Querido

      same here

  • JayDee917

    The biggest improvement is support for the iPhone 6/6 Plus FINALLY.

  • Marcus

    I deleted my Pandora account once iTunes Radio launched. I’m not saying the server is better than iTunes Radio, but I do regret deleting my account…

  • Eddie Jhay

    This also happened to me about a week ago and now my Pandora Downloader is not working…

    • White Michael Jackson

      use the updated version

      • Eddie Jhay

        I didn’t know they had an updated version, is there a source I need to add?

      • Edwin

        Harrisonapps repo look it up

      • Eddie Jhay

        Worked great thx!!!!

      • Jason Puch

        What’s the repo?

  • iPhoneWINS

    this is okay spotify has better music though