Pandora’s Standalone Apple Watch App Lets You Control Music and Podcast without an iPhone

Earlier this week, Pandora has released a standalone Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control songs and podcasts on their Apple Watch and doesn’t require an iPhone to do so.

Leave the phone at home and bring all of your listening with you thanks to our updated Apple Watch app. Now you can stream your favorite music and podcasts, straight from your wrist – no phone required.

In the recent past, Apple has been working towards adding more standalone features on Apple Watch. Beginning with watchOS 6, Apple started letting developers build apps specifically meant for Apple Watch. Furthermore, the latest watchOS arrived with a new App Store dedicated to Apple Watch.

Pandora is a music streaming service in the United States that was acquired by SiriusXM in 2018. Pandora also offers a free ad-supported radio and multiple paid tiers. Now with the Apple Watch app users will be able to listen to music, stations, and podcasts directly from the Apple Watch. Pandora’s previous major update was released last year and the iOS app offered personalization features, Dark Mode on iOS 13, and deeper Siri integration.

Pandora’s userbase is reportedly dwindling from the past few years. Last year, a report claimed that Pandora’s userbase was reduced to a quarter of Spotify’s. This apparently happened after 1.8M Pandora users abandoned the platform in just three months. However, the music streaming company seems to be pulling its socks up and recently announced a new Pandora desktop app for Mac. And now the standalone Apple Watch app.

Which one is your personal favorite, Pandora or Spotify? Let us know in the comments below.

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