Pandora for Android updated, now optimized for tablets (updated)

Pandora for Android updated, now optimized for tablets (updated)

Pandora for Android finally has an interface optimized for tablets in its latest update. While the previous versions of Pandora worked fine with Android tablets, the app was merely a blown up version of the phone app. With the latest update, Android tablet users will be able to take advantage of their higher resolution screens.

Version 5.0 of Pandora for Android features a column design with your radio stations on the left and the currently playing track to the right. Contextual track information like an artist biography and similar artists will be displayed below the album art.

Pandora for Android tablets

There’s also a settings pane to the right where you can access your Pandora One account, advanced settings, privacy information, and help. Media buttons for pausing, skipping, and liking a song are located persistently at the top.

Strangely, screenshots that appeared in Google Play (they’ve since been switched) for Pandora show a Chromecast button at the top of the player but there’s no Chromecast support to be found in the app itself. This could mean Pandora is readying their app to be Chromecast compatible in the near future.

Pandora Chromecast option

UPDATE 10/31/13 8:40AM PDT: Google and Pandora have officially announced Chromecast support for Pandora for Android. You can now stream Pandora music to your TV using your Chromecast.

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[Via: Android Police]

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