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Pandora bills itself as a leading music and podcast’ discovery platform’ for more than 100 million users each month. It’s an audio site and mobile app for streaming music and podcasts for the rest of us.

It is renowned for its interface whether you are using the site in a browser or have downloaded the mobile app, which supports Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. It’s easy to choose your fav tracks as their music is neatly divided by genre. In response to your positive or negative feedback on song choice, Pandora refines future suggestions around your likes. The same applies to podcasts that you like.

Pandora Music also retails songs and albums. Today it is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the US.


Pandora’s parent company, SiriusXM announced the launch of Foo Fighters Radio. The new channel is being curated by the award-winning band who have been recognized 12 times at the Grammys.

The new audio channel kicks off on February 3 with an exclusive live Foo Fighter virtual concert streaming from the Los Angeles SiriusXM Garage. The band will be debuting in full their new tenth studio album, Medicine At Midnight.

As well as the concert live stream, the new channel will feature special programming and commentary from the band members.


Pandora is one of the oldest music channels on the internet and has evolved into a robust audio offering. However, despite its longevity and head start, it does lack in some areas compared to newer rivals.

Free ad-supported plan

Various premium paid-for service available

Subscriptions from $4.99 per month

Offline listening

Playlist creation


Free plan


Artist tour and ticket info

Album commentary

Three music quality settings for streaming


Only available in the US

You need a subscription to create playlists

The website can occasionally be slow to load

Lots of ads on the free plan

Lacks hi-res audio

The website isn’t the prettiest to behold

Subscription plans

Pandora Premium

• Search and listen to your favorite music and playlists

• Compile playlists

• Download music to listen offline

• Better quality audio

• No ads

Pandora Plus

• No limits on how customizing stations or podcasts

• Only four downloadable stations to listen offline

• Better quality audio

• No ads

Free Plan

Limited functionality

Supported by ads

Stream, listen and search for music and podcasts

It does not allow you to create custom radio stations

How to use

You can download the Pandora app on Google Play, where it scores 4.2 out of 5. You can also register via the Pandora website. You will be asked for your email address, year of birth, gender, as well as the usual fields for ZIP code and password.

When you sign up, your profile is automatically set to public, but you can switch it to private via account settings. There are free trials for the paid subscription plans.

The app is also available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

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