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We’re all nuts for a music app that checks all the right boxes. Pandora Music application is one of those giant music platforms that are currently operating in a decent (if not extensive) list of countries. This app brings us all the latest music to one place and it comes head to head with Spotify in terms of popularity. Choosing which music app to have on your phone is entirely up to your own personal preference but one thing we can say for sure is that Pandora Music has some pretty awesome features that make it one of our absolute favorites. The app is essentially free to download itself from the Google Play Store and the Apple Store but you’ll need to purchase the full ad-free version of the music tracks and songs available in the app.
Pandora does things a tad bit differently when it comes to music streaming compared to its competitors. Instead of building playlists in the app in the same manner as most of the generic music streaming services, Pandora lets users create customized music stations. These music stations can be customized according to the artist, songs, albums or band. The music station does work in a similar way to playlists but is smarter than your average playlists.
The music stations play all the songs entered in the station and also recommend and play similar songs perhaps from the same artist or a different artist but in the same genre. Users can also leave a like on the song that’s currently playing so that the music station can program itself accordingly and show more options tailored to your music taste.
These music stations are an innovative concept but they don’t come without certain limitations. For example, users can’t really search for and play a specific song and they can only skip a specific song occasionally. Pandora Music is more of a platform where users can discover new music instead of playing the same one they’ve listened to a million times before on repeat.
Since the basic app of Pandora is free, there are a lot of ads in the tracks. If that irks you, you can always subscribe to the Pandora Premium service at a $9.99/month rate. Premium members enjoy a lot more features than the basic users and their experience with Pandora Music app is visibly richer. With the premium subscription, users can search and play their favorite songs and create playlists. They can also download the music for offline listening kind of like SoundCloud. This is an obvious advantage premium users have over those with the basic membership. Premium users can also enjoy higher quality audio and of course the biggest advantage of all – no ads.
Pandora Music is more than just a music streaming platform; it also lets users tune into their favorite radio stations and listen to the radio. The radio feature facilitates tons of nearby stations but the basic membership of the app only lets users tune into a limited number and with ads in between. The Pandora Plus subscription ($4.99/month) lets users enjoy personalized radio with no ad and an unlimited access to radio stations. They can also save up to four stations for offline listening with unlimited skips, replays and a much better audio quality.
In order to make an account of Pandora, you’ll need to be at least 13 years of age. Profiles made on the app can be set to public and private on the user’s preference. Although there’s a lot of charm about this music and radio app, Pandora is still unavailable in many countries.
Pandora Music is one of the top apps in the Music & Audio app category, which belongs to Pandora. It's last update was on October 25, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 100,000,000 - 500,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 2,847,324 reviews. After you get to Pandora Music page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.