Pandora Modes adds a layer of listener control to lean-back stations

Pandora introduced a new feature that allows listeners to customize the experience of listening to their lean-back stations. Pandora Modes offers more control over the algorithmic choices made in the programming of their stations. Different modes will tune the playlists towards popular selections with Crowd Faves or less frequently played artists with Discovery. The other three modes are Deep Cuts, Newly Released, and Artist Only. The My Station mode will keep the classic Pandora experience.

Pandora Modes are available for most stations created through artist, song, or genre seeds. The feature is only available in the web version initially, and it is expected to roll out to mobile in the coming months. Free and premium listeners will have access to the modes. Modes can be accessed from the Now Playing button while a station is active.

Anna Washenko