Pandora’s new $5 monthly plan bulks up existing features, adds new smarts

Online streaming music platform Pandora is announcing a new plan for customers. The plan – called Pandora Plus – is a $4.99 monthly subscription that gives you more skips, replays and offline listening.

The new offline has predictive capabilities. It automatically detects when you lose your cellular signal and switches to one of your top stations. There shouldn’t be an interruption in the playing music.

The Pandora Plus plan is a good option for listeners who don’t want to commit to $15 per month for tailored music but still want more than a radio experience. Not only that, it sounds as if it’s even smarter than before.

We’re methodically and passionately developing the world’s most personal music experience… that includes flexibility in how you listen and what you pay for it… we have a solution tailored for you at a price point you can afford.

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Pandora Plus launches today and rolls out to iOS and Android users “in the coming months.” Pandora One customers will be switched to the Pandora Plus service during this period. Listeners in Australia and New Zealand won’t see these features until 2017, though.

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