Pandora update adds a dark theme and offline podcasts for Plus and Premium subscribers
Last year, the Pandora app got its first major revamp in a long time. The app was looking a little outdated and the company hoped a refresh could breathe new life into the aging music streaming service. One feature that wasn’t present in the redesign was a dark theme, despite many Android apps adding it at the time. Thankfully, that feature has finally arrived along with some other goodies.
Pandora for Android now supports Android 10’s system-wide dark theme setting. As per usual, the dark theme is not pure black, it’s actually a very dark shade of blue. The dark theme is present everywhere except the media player, which is the same shade of blue in dark and light mode. There’s no toggle in the app itself to enable this mode, so you’re stuck with whatever the system theme is set at.
In addition to the dark theme, Pandora now supports offline podcasts for Plus and Premium subscribers. This is a handy feature for saving podcasts to listen to when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data. It’s unfortunate that Pandora is putting the feature behind a paywall, though, as many free podcast players have it. Plus costs $5 per month and Premium is $10 per month.
These new features are rolling out to the Pandora for Android mobile app right now. You can download the app from the Google Play Store button below. Pandora is certainly not the titan of the music industry it used to be, but it still fills a certain niche that some people enjoy. Do you still use Pandora?