Pandora Internet Radio plays Pandora's free music streaming service on your Android phone or tablet. Pandora's free service creates radio stations, focusing on an artist or genre, and it can make recommendations based on your background and listening habits.
Stations: The stations concept combines the good (and some of the bad) of broadcast radio with the huge selection of streaming services to give the listener a focused experience that includes opportunities to explore music you may not have heard but just might like.
About the artist: Pandora's expandable artist bios and track features are this century's album liner notes.
Extras: Pandora Internet Radio's options include an Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer, track sharing, bookmarks, and the ability to buy tunes.
Ads: Ads pay the bills in "ad-supported" apps, but Pandora's frequent ads are annoying, and the inevitable push to pay for the premium service doesn't help.
Stations: The trouble with Pandora's stations is the same issue with broadcast radio; namely, you might not like what they play. The station concept focuses selections, and Pandora has options for excluding tracks. But the playlists don't always align with the listener's expectations.
With minimal customization, Internet radio is a step up from broadcast radio but still falls short of premium streaming services. Pandora Internet Radio is a great way to hear new music in your preferred style, though.
Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and we'll do the rest. It's easy to create personalized stations that play only music you'll love.
Tap into an entire world of music, including almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and obscure. Create up to 100 personalized radio stations with your free account.
What's new in this version:
We exiled some bugs that may have gotten between you and your music discovery.