Pandora’s mobile apps for Android and iOS have updated to include a sleep timer. Version 4.5 of Pandora finally brings one of the most requested features by its users. The timer includes preset times for 15, 30, and 60 minutes and shows a countdown timer in the menu when active.
A sleep timer isn’t just beneficial to Pandora users but to the company too. Although Pandora plans to lift its 40 hour free mobile listening cap on September 1st, have a sleep timer will help curb unnecessary bandwidth usage. While Pandora’s royalties for its songs are finally turning bigger profits, it probably doesn’t want to pay royalties on songs that no one is listening to.