Pandora, the online music service, debuted a new HTML5 version of its site Wednesday. The company also announced, to the listening delight of online audiophiles, that it is tossing the advertisements that were supposed to encourage listeners to upgrade to premium subscriptions.The company announced on its blog that it had removed the listening cap, which used to blocks unsubscribed users who listened to forty hours of music a month. Mashable has reported that the company may still have plans to contact listeners who exceed 320 hours a month.
The updated version of the site features simpler controls as well as easier music-sharing features. The company’s decision to switch to HTML5 means that users will no longer be required to download a Flash plug-in to make the site work on some devices.
Read more on Pandora’s blog.