Let's imagine you're a great heavy metal fan, who looks after his hair with the best cosmetic products and goes to all Manowar concerts, sword in hand. But, for some reason, this year your more into Justin Bieber... and you're afraid of asking your friends that are more into dragons, elves and epic battles in the Middle-earth. Therefore, you going to need to get hold of a music recommendation app to discover more songs that you may like.
Application to discover music based on its genome
Well, if you really need it, you can resort to Pandora. It's a project born in the year 2000 as a web that was capable of recommending music depending on its genes. In other words, the user searched for a song and the service took care of drawing up a playlist with similar songs.
To do so, it analyzed different music aspects: arrangements, instruments, lyrics, orchestration, rhythm, melody, harmony... the result was an excellent web application to discover new artists, albums, and songs. And all the latter, for free, online, via streaming, and without having to download absolutely anything.
But, of course, the project grew, and all those evil capitalists that were in the management team decided that they wanted to earn money with their idea and work. Let's monetize Pandora! And that's when the world stopped enjoying the work of others for free... And that's also how the premium service was born, and the rest of the countries outside the USA were no longer able to use it due to copyright laws.
If you don't know how to discover music, this is the best app of them all.
Depending on the user plan you choose (Free, Plus, or Premium), you'll be able to make the most of certain features or others. These are the ones you'll find in the premium version, so not all of them are in the free edition, where you'll also have to put up with adverts:
- Search for and play your favorite songs and albums on-demand.
- Create your own playlists as well as those created by Pandora.
- Download music to listen to it offline without an Internet connection.
- High-quality sound.
- Play or skip songs as many times as you want.
It was one of the groundbreakers in the field of online music streaming, long before the emergence of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, and company. The only drawback is that for the time being, it's only available in the USA, New Zealand, and Australia.
What's new in the latest version
- Minor improvements and bug fixes.