Pandora today updated its Android application to finally bring about a proper design for tablets.
The revamp smartly covers both portrait and landscape orientations, though the latter looks a little weird until you get two or three album covers onto the screen. No matter, though, it’s absolutely an update you’ll want to snag.
With the redesign you get easier access to your playlists, song lyrics and other sharing and purchasing options. Pretty self-explanatory, actually.
Chromecast support? Or Samsung Multiscreen? (Or both?)
By the way — an earlier version of the Google Play listing apparently showed off a Chromecast-like sharing button (as spotted by several Android blogs). Chromecast support is absolutely a feature we want to see in Pandora, and some now-removed HTML clues lead us to believe it’ll probably happen.
Google’s Chromecast and Samsung’s Multiscreen both use the same icon for sharing.
But it also needs to be noted that the Chromecast-like icon also is what Samsung is using for its Multiscreen sharing capabilities, as announced this week at the Samsung Developers Conference in San Francisco. Indeed, we saw the Pandora app demoed with that exact sharing button. (Check out the Pandora section in the Keynote video here.)
The reveal shot on Google Play has considering the fact that been pulled — now not stunning on condition that fortify for Samsung Multiscreen (once more, formally coming) or Chromecast (now not but legitimate) is not on hand simply but.
Nevertheless it’s best a topic of time sooner than we see Pandora streaming to your TV or house leisure heart, a technique or every other.