Pandora Music updated with Dark Mode support and more

What you need to know

  • Pandora Music has been updated to take advantage of iOS 13 features.
  • Dark Mode is officially supported.
  • As is support for Siri on HomePod and CarPlay.

The popular music streaming service Pandora Music (opens in new tab) has received an update that arrives just in time for the launch of iOS 13 tomorrow. The update brings with it support for the new Dark Mode as well as additional Siri support.

Dark Mode is something users of iOS have been waiting for, and with iOS 13 landing tomorrow they're finally going to get it. Apps also need to be updated to make best use of it though, and Pandora Music is the latest to jump on board. According to the release notes users will be able to "focus on your music, not the screen" with the new feature enabled.

The update also brings support for "Hey Siri," with users able to ask for audio to be played via the Pandora Music app via their HomePod and Apple CarPlay, too.

Siri just got smarter. Now you can ask Siri to play your music on Pandora. Just say, "Hey Siri, play Lizzo on Pandora." or "Hey Siri, play the latest episode of This American Life on Pandora." Whether you're on your phone, HomePod, or in CarPlay, Siri is about to make listening to all your favorite stuff a little easier. Try it today!

The update for Pandora Music is available for download from the App Store right now, but you'll need to update to iOS 13 tomorrow in order to take advantage of all these new features.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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