Written by: Soumya Sekhar
Comcast has released an upgraded version of Pandora on its X1 set-top box. With this upgrade, the device will completely support the music streaming platform.
The upgrade also includes access to Pandora’s premium on-demand service at $9.99 per month, its ad-free Radio Plus offering at $4.99 per month, and its ad-supported radio stations as well. Comcast has also done a tighter integration with X1’s search platform and the X1 voice remote.
The integration of Pandora also sports a new look and provides immediate Pandora playback through a simplified sign-in capability.
Chris Phillips, Pandora’s chief product officer stated, “We’re seeing explosive growth in listening through in-home devices like X1, and we’re proud to be one of Comcast’s premier online music streaming partners. Pandora continues to harness the power of X1 in new and innovative ways from voice-activation to easy, intuitive access to music throughout the platform, bringing music to the forefront of your in-home entertainment experience like never before.”