Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Pandora Radio lets you create your own stations with the kind of music you like and even gives you the option of listening ad-free for a small fee. And you can create as many different stations as you want, so you'll always have just the right station to match your mood.
Free listening: This app gives you the freedom to listen to a wide variety of songs by numerous artists for free. There are commercials every few songs, but they aren't long and generally only come one or two at a time, unlike commercials on actual radio stations. If you'd rather get rid of the ads all together, though, you can subscribe to Pandora One for $3.99 a month.
Sync across devices: Whether you have a free or paid account, you can log in to it on any computer to listen to your stations. So even if you don't have your phone with you, you never need to be without your music.
Interactivity: Pandora plays songs that its algorithms consider similar to whatever song, artist, or genre you entered when you created your station. You can help tailor the music selection even further by giving each song played a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. If you're listening in a situation in which you can't or don't want to consistently provide feedback, though, you may wind up listening to a whole string of songs you don't like.
Pandora is a great, free way to listen to the kinds of music you like whenever you're in the mood. It's probably not perfect for every situation, because you can't dictate which tracks it plays when, but if you just want something on in the background, it's a good option to have on hand.
Pandora Radio is your own free personalized radio now available to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a "station" that plays their music and more music like it.Already a Pandora user? Even easier. Just log in. Pandora on the iPhone is fully integrated with Pandora on the web. Enjoy all your existing stations - and create new ones right from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
What's new in this version:
+ minor bug fixes and enhancements