Maybe it’s a reaction to “free music” competitor Spotify, but Pandora has gotten rid of it’s 40 hour free listening cap. The move came on the same day that the service rolled out a new HTML5 player with more social sharing to all users. Some of these new features include:
Faster Load Time
Simplified Station Creation – Enhanced auto complete choices & personalized suggestions make creating new stations & discovering new music more personal.
Social Features & Sharing Tools – Enhanced listener profiles & a new music feed offer a centralized place to find, like & comment on what friends & like minded listeners are checking out on Pandora. Stations now have their own personal URLs, making it easier to share on Twitter and/or Facebook
Improved Control – Same old features we all love (play, pause, thumbs up, thumbs down.) Along with a new shuffle feature which will allow listeners to shuffle any collection of stations.
Enhanced Artist Information – Option to learn more about the music, find lyrics, read bios and expand album art.
Unlimited Listening – No longer a cap for free users.