Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform — a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. Pandora’s Music Genome Project helped revolutionize the music industry — for better or worse — when it debuted in 2000, creating a new standard for online music streaming. Basic radio streaming through Pandora is completely free. You can create up to 100 radio stations based on your favorite artists, songs, and albums. The basic model of Pandora is also ad supported and only provides so many track skips at a time. Pandora’s paid subscription model, Pandora One, currently costs $3.99 per month.
Paid subscribers enjoy an ad free experience along with even more skips per hour and unlimited stations. Other features of the Pandora for iPhone and iPad app include bookmarks which allow you to save tracks you really like so you can either purchase them on your own or start a station based on them. You can also tell Pandora when you’re tired of a track so it doesn’t keep looping it into a playlist you’re listening to.
Aside from providing a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad, Pandora also provides a free Mac app for Pandora One subscribers, web listening, integration with Sonos, support for the Pebble smart watch, and integration with many more platforms and services.