Pandora is one of the most long-lasting online music platforms on the Internet. It started off back in the year 2000 and is based on a project called The Music Genome Project. The idea was to classify music through its melody, rhythm, instruments, orchestration, arrangements, and lyrics.
The latter led to an online project, Pandora Radio, in which the user chose a song and automatically generated a radio station with artists that matched his choice... the truth is that it was a great method to discover new songs and it worked all over the world (unlike now).
The best application to discover music
The name of Pandora hasn't been chosen randomly but is a correct reference to the box that contained all the world's evils in Greek mythology. The thing is that with this application, once you've searched for a song that you like, you might end up opening Pandora's box of music, starting to discover bands and songs you had never heard about.
This service competes directly with Spotify and Apple Music (without being exactly the same) on Android and iPhone, offering us a customized user experience and is capable of evolving according to your tastes. You'll only have to indicate your favorite artists, songs or genres to generate playlists and radio stations.
The fact is that in the free version of Pandora, as usual, you'll be able to list to music with adverts, but with the Pro or Premium version, you'll have more control. Not only because you can get rid of the adverts but because you can create your own lists as well as being able to listen to them offline, without an Internet connection: choose your playlist, album or song, and download it even if you're without WiFi or data.
If you don't know how to discover new music, here's a very simple manner.
Main features of Pandora
There are three kinds of plans: Pandora Free, Plus, and Premium. The following features can be found in the most expensive of the three plans. In other words, the full works of what this application is capable of offering:
- Search for and play your favorite songs.
- Create your very own playlists or let the app generate them automatically.
- Download music and listen to it from the application even if you're offline.
- Move forward or play a song in an endless loop.
- High-quality audio.
- Compatible with Android Wear devices.
The only drawback is that if you live outside the USA, New Zealand or Australia, even if you manage to get hold of the APK, you won't be able to use the app. In fact, if you search for Pandora in Google Play you'll be redirected to other apps of the likes of Spotify or Shazam if you don't live in any of those three countries.
What's new in the latest version
- The developers of the app haven't specified any of the changes to the service.