Pandora shutting down operations in Australia and New Zealand, to discontinue service as of July 31
Troubled music service Pandora is shutting down both its headquarter facilities in both Australia and New Zealand, and music services for both countries, with the last day of operations scheduled for July 31st, 2017.
Subscribers to the service in the two countries were greeted with the unpleasant news via email:
Dear Pandora listener,
We will be shutting down the Pandora service in Australia and New Zealand on July 31st, 2017. After this date, you will no longer be able to access the Pandora app or website.
We’re honoured to have connected so many listeners with the music they love these past few years.
Thank you for your loyalty and the opportunity to serve you.
The Pandora Team
A spokesperson told Australian media site Adnews that “While our experience in these markets reinforces the broader global opportunity long-term, in the short-term we must remain mindful and focused on the expansion of our core business in the United States.” News of the shutdown first filtered out late last week, but today’s news provided the first indication that the music streaming service would cease to work after the end of the month.
Pandora has Windows, mobile and Xbox apps, so if you’re using those in Australia or New Zealand, you’re going to have to look elsewhere for a music streaming service.
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