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.
Powered by the Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken, Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Create personalized stations from songs, artists, genres, or comedians. Browse hundreds of curated genre stations to find the perfect match for your mood or activity. Create an account and listen on desktop, mobile, TVs and home devices, or in your car. With Pandora Plus (formerly Pandora One), you can listen ad-free, skip and replay all you want, and enjoy your favorite stations offline -- all for only $4. 99/month (new Plus features are currently only available for our US listeners). Note: Pandora may use large amounts of data, and carrier data charges may apply. For best results, we recommend you connect your device to trusted Wi-Fi networks when available.