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Pandora said in a statement today that it will have its Apple Watch app ready in time for the new smartwatch’s launch on April 24.

02_station-list_apple-watch“The Apple Watch represents another opportunity for Pandora to be available anytime and anywhere to our more than 81.5 million monthly users in order to deliver the most personalized music experience ever while also making discovery as effortless as possible,” Pandora CTO Chris Martin said in a blog post.

At launch, the Pandora app is limited in its functionality. It’s basically a remote control for the Pandora app running on the paired iPhone.

The Pandora app lets you start listening to songs quickly via a command from the wrist. When you’re listening to Pandora via your iPhone when going for a run, you can glance at the “Now Playing” screen on the Watch to see what artist Pandora is streaming at you.

01_now-playing_apple-watchYou can also easily access new music notifications and control the volume without pulling out your phone.

“We are always on the lookout for the devices that are going to be immensely popular, and we feel that the Apple Watch marks another occasion to provide the best lean-back music experience,” Martin said.

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