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Pandora releases 'Thumbprint Radio' based on your own upvotes

Pandora adds a new function to its service called Thumbprint Radio, providing music based on your previously enjoyed tunes

By Chris Smith from Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:34 CST

Asking you to thumbs-up songs that you enjoy or terminate those you dislike, Pandora has been operating for quite some time as a discovery radio station, enabling users to start with a specific song or artist they enjoy and walk a path through a whole genre of tunes.


In its latest advancement, Pandora has released an addition to its services, offering what it calls 'Thumbprint Radio'. This new service will play you music depending on your positive correlation with previous music, displaying tracks similar to ones that you have given a thumbs-up to in the past. Functioning as something remotely similar to Spotify and its Discover Weekly service, this new Pandora service has been explained by Gizmodo as literally displaying songs that you've given a thumbs up to in the past, compared to Spotify's pledge to find you new music based around what you listen to.

It will be interested to see if this attempt by Pandora to widen its service will have a positive impact as it continues to feel the tightening grip of Spotify and Apple Music.


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