After five years, Pandora today shut down its service in Australia and New Zealand in a cost-cutting move that will let the company sharpen focus on the US market.

As first reported on by Music Business Worldwide, the digital radio company is officially closing down its app and website in the Australasia territories on Monday, July 31.

“We’re honored to have connected so many listeners with the music they love these past few years. Thank you for your loyalty and the opportunity to serve you,” reads Pandora’s message to the affected customers in the region.

Approximately five million registered customers across Australia and New Zealand will be locked out of their accounts. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the service had 76.7 million active monthly listeners worldwide.

Pandora launched its service in Australia and New Zealand five years ago in 2012.

  • Alex Wilson

    That is the sound of inevitability… It is the sound of your death… Goodbye, Pandora.

    • Al Fresco

      Pandora is the original music streaming service. I actually prefer it to Apple music and Spotify. It is able to guess the kind of music I want to hear next much better. Their algorithms, part of the Music Genome Project, were quite significant when they started. I hope they survive. It’s actually free with ads, which you can’t get with other providers.

      • Alex Wilson

        I’m not saying they aren’t a good service, but when you do a 180 and stop supporting some countries to focus on one you have run into a problem. Hopefully they can figure it out, but I’d say it’s doubtful in the long run. Time will tell.

  • ★Berry

    I wish Apple could buy Pandora and integrate it into Apple Music….

    • LaraCroft835

      why ? when its clearly is on its knees and dumps 5mill across Aust /NZ.

  • Andrieux Querido

    Pandora is great, but Their Service not being worldwide kills their Company.