Pandora has officially launched their podcast platform for all listeners.
The company announced the arrival earlier today after running a beta for a few weeks. They also said in the announcement that they have hundreds of podcasts with over 100,000 episodes across genres like true crime, technology, music, and more.
Subscribers will now see a new tab in the Pandora app called “Recommended Podcast for You.” The app can recommend podcast base on the user’s thumbs up and down ratings, what the user has skipped, and what they have played.
The app will get to know the user’s taste the more they listen to podcasts. The recommendations will better align their interests over time.
Pandora started to test the new feature for podcasts in November. The feature is powered by Podcast Genome Project. Podcast Genome Project is an artificial intelligence system to categorize and recommend shows.
The feature is available on iOS and Android devices.
Anyone with a podcast of their own and wants to be considered for the app can apply via a form on Pandora’s website.