Pandora: Music & Podcasts

Pandora: Music & Podcasts

By Pandora Media, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 1908.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 195.15 MB
  • Developer: Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 6,810,191 Ratings

Description

Pandora gives you a personalized listening experience that continually evolves with your tastes. Create stations from your favorite songs, artists or genres, search or browse to find recommended stations for your mood or activity, and discover podcasts that speak to you. With Podcasts on Pandora, find your favorites and listen to personalized recommendations that actually make sense. Take Pandora on the go with over 1,400 podcasts, including 20 exclusive SiriusXM shows only available on Pandora. Already know what you’re looking for? Just search and play to start listening, then tap + to add to your collection. Looking for something new? Simply browse and tap recommended podcasts to find podcasts on demand whether you're on Pandora Premium, Plus or Radio. Looking for more? Pandora Premium™ Subscribe to enjoy personalized on-demand music and podcasts • Search and play your favorite songs, podcasts, albums and playlists on-demand • Create playlists, not worklists – on your own or powered by Pandora • Download the music you want for offline listening • Unlimited skips and replays • Higher quality audio • Listen with ad-free music Pandora Plus™ Subscribe to enjoy personalized radio with ad-free music • Unlimited personalized stations and podcasts • Up to four stations for offline listening • Unlimited skips and replays • Higher quality audio • Listen with ad-free music Pandora Plus subscriptions are $4.99 per month. Pandora Premium subscriptions are $12.99 per month. You’ll be charged as a recurring transaction through your iTunes account. Pending trial eligibility, charges for Plus ($4.99/month) or Premium ($12.99/month) begin at the end of a free trial unless you cancel 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription month. Any unused portion of a free Pandora Plus trial period will be forfeited if you upgrade to Pandora Premium. You can manage your subscription, cancel or turn off auto-renewal through Account Settings in your iTunes account. Pandora is available to US customers only. Some advertising exclusions apply. Skips, replays and offline features may be limited by certain licensing restrictions. 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. Terms and conditions: www.pandora.com/legal www.pandora.com/legal/subscription www.pandora.com/privacy

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Reviews

  • App needs so much work

    2
    By Waelwulfan
    The service itself is great. All of my complaints are with the app and not Pandora itself. 1. App seems to get shut down in the background after only a few minutes if it’s not playing music. Even if you’re not doing anything else with your phone. So when you open it back up, everything needs to reload and whatever song you were listening to is gone. 2. CarPlay issues. OMG, where to begin? CarPlay with Pandora is a disaster. Keeps going from Now Playing back to the Stations screen. Stations don’t load (blank screen) sometimes, forcing you to use your phone to get started. If you change stations or skip songs, sometimes the Now Playing screen will still show the previous song for a good 10 seconds or more, during which time onscreen controls like Pause will not work. 3. Offline songs are noticeably louder than if they’re streamed. Offline mode also seems hesitant to switch back online despite a strong and solid network connection. 4. Ever since Offline mode was introduced, the streaming cache has been severely reduced. It used to cache 3-4 songs. Now it doesn’t seem to cache the next song until the current one is half way done. If you’re in a spotty area and you skip the current song, you’re out of luck. I would happily trade Offline mode to get back a bigger streaming cache.
  • Yeah the buffering...and no to premium

    4
    By Roy from Scranton
    So yeah haven’t read all the reviews but the top review was all about buffering and yes that’s my first problem. This ap was my improved radio: yes the setlists held surprises, but it was always on when I needed background music, and the commercials were totally worth what I was getting out of this. My wife is obsessed with another streaming service on my phone and I use that when I really want to listen to something specific, but truthfully Pandora was on 75% of the time for me. Enter the bugs and buffering and freezing and then the final straw: trying to get it to unfreeze, I accidentally disliked a favorite song...then trying to get it back, I signed up for “your free trial of pandora premium!”...yup the magic is gone. The app is deleted and we’ve made sure nothing will be paid for once the trial is over. We had a good thing for many years, Pandora. Literally thousands of songs streamed and I know my ratings have been helpful feedback to you...it just wasn’t enough for you, was it? Well maybe you were ready to move on and I was too happy where we were. I hope our paths cross again one day but for now, I wish you the best and hope you find what you were looking for :’(
  • Pandora’ Disclaimer

    3
    By CrystalNWilliams
    Allow me start off with how much I utilize Pandora. I have had a Pandora account for at least 8 years. But recently I have purchased the Pandora Premium account. I loved the idea of downloading music to listen to later and I have my own personal music list. I loved the idea of the “Offline” feature as well. But recently I have ran into a few issues. 1 of them being when I switch the offline due to being in an airplane... it only allows me to listen to SOME of the songs even though I have downloaded them. When I go to click on the song it states that it is not allowed for playbacks. 🧐 Sooooo... why was able to download it if I can’t replay it?? 2. Then I was listening to my songs with WiFi and it was telling me that I can’t listen to the songs because they are not allowed for playbacks... so no matter what.... you allowed me to feel like I was given the opportunity to have the song on my playlist BUT I can’t listen to it?? 3. You are able to listen to a lot of songs. You can search for a lot of songs. You can discover new songs.... but you can NOT download a lot of these songs... so my conclusion is... deal with the lack of skips, commercials and keep the free option because it’s not worth what they charge. Very disappointing.
  • Two stars for what Pandora once was...

    2
    By pv15
    I’ve been a fairly long time user of Pandora One. The poor performance of this app is almost making me consider leaving them for online radio. First and foremost, here recently the app has been real garbage. Every time I open it it’s either wanting me to sign into Facebook, or sign up for the higher Pandora service. To me that’s a bit insulting as a person that already pays for Pandora One. There aren’t supposed to be ads, and I certainly don’t want to sign into Facebook on Pandora. Here recently it’s been terrible about audio playback too. For example, the other day if I’d switch to another app or if my phone would go to sleep Pandora would quit playing music. An uninstall and reinstall of the app did fix this. Another issue I’ve been having is sometime I’ll get a notification from another app, the music volume turns down for said notification, but then it doesn’t turn the music back up after, making me close the app and reopen it. One other complaint I have is if I pause the music, the app sometimes just plain seems to forget once I hit play if I spent too long on pause. In order to get music to play again I have to go and reopen the Pandora app. Often times whatever song I was enjoying is no longer there. Really discontent with the quality here recently.
  • Ads, ads, and then more ads

    1
    By Combzz
    Too many ads of course. I spend 1 minute (two 30 second ads) listening to your ads, ok great. Then a song comes on that I don’t like, press skip, instantly 2 more adds. So now 2 minutes have passed and I’m still stuck with listening to the SAME ads over and over and over again. The ad frequency is way too high compared to any other free radio out there. Plus, the music that does get to play isn’t even what I like to listen to. And a lot of time the music isn’t even tailored to the station. And then there’s the issue where after 8-10 songs, it literally LOOPS!!! It will the start playing the same songs you listened to an hour ago, or where you last listened to Pandora. Pandora is the WORST out there. Compare that to iHeartRadio who has a way better tailored music experience and less ads that are actually relevant to me. On top of that, the only benefits you receive after paying monthly for their premium is just “more skips” and “less ads”. There are definitely way better services out there that when you pay you get “no ads” and “unlimited skips”. Pandora is just a major waste of time, they’re only in it for the money and because of that they’ll eventually die off as someone else overtakes them; unless they radically change their business model and put the user listening experience in the spotlight.
  • Can’t get it right AGAIN!!!

    5
    By Vipedogg
    Once’s again you mess up the app. Now I can’t get it to work. When I turn it on the app then when I closed the screen to let it play in back ground. It turns off the music. Then when I try to put it back on it freezes. I have to turn off the app then turn it back on. This happens every time. Now that I paid for this service it not working. This happen 1 day after the last fix. Plus you can’t see whats playing in the lock screen. Just shows the pandora app is on. GREAT JOBS!!! (Not) (Next day) After I putting a bad review. The sent me a way to fix the problem the very next day. All I can say it now work and I’m happy again with pandora. This time it was a great job!! Just give them a problem and they will fix it. I might have been a little mad about the review. But at the time it was bad day and I wanted was to listen to music it chill with, and it didn’t want to work. I glad that the people at pandora really care about the people who uses their app. Just give a change and see what they can do for you. *****. 5 five rating.
  • Tricking people into buying the app... disgraceful

    2
    By Fixxerboy
    I am a long time Pandora listener. Decent streams of all sorts of genres of music but a lot of replay in a short period of time which is bad/good for some so I’m not judging on that. I would happily pay a fair price for their service ($2.99/month). I feel they are greedy and not in touch with the reality of the situation, the fact that the internet is saturated with online music provides many of which are free. But the reason I will never buy service from Pandora is because they purposefully try to trick you almost every time you click on the app by moving the “purchase” button at the precise time the average user goes to click on “not now”. They have spent way to much time and energy trying to trick users into buying their service when a few days of honest assessing of the current competitor market would yield a fair but lower subscription price. This would in turn give them a larger subscription base and in the end more revenue. Please don’t do business with a company that practices borderline unethical business practices, if they are willing to do this everyday in front of our faces what else would they do to keep you locked in as a subscriber? Come on Pandora, is this really the relationship you want with your customers?
  • I want an improved music service

    2
    By Navy Tester
    This is Pandora’s last week to prove that it’s the music service for me. I drive a lot between major cities and service drops all the time. Even when i have good service the app locks up and makes me reboot. Lastly, it’s not clear what or how im paying for plus. I guit once because of the ridiculous monthly tap when all i wanted to do was pay for a year and forget about the hassle of remembering to deduct monthly payments. Now, i cant see (on the app) how I’m paying, again. Ill logon to the website and find out if I’ll just quit then and there. Apple music had been sending little treats and Pandora hasn’t been concerned enough to make the app work through my iphone ( so far) and without a pretty rapid service improvement ( i just updated the app) and a means to see how I’m paying for plus from my very secure phone, i will quit and move on. I have to add one more, i was engaged many years ago by a stellar customer service representative. She was so helpful that i nearly stayed on, in spite of the required monthly payments option at the time. When Pandora finally adopted the annual payment option again, I don’t return. But now service is suffering. Please make this right. Thank you very much for reading my novella! 😁
  • "Premium" upgrade removes key feature

    1
    By EricMLarson
    For some reason I got some kind of "demo" of Pandora Premium, which is great except for the total loss of the "I'm tired of this track" feature. "But you get unlimited skips! Why would you need that?" Because it's vital to how Pandora actually works: giving a song a thumbs-up defines the kind of music you want to hear on a station, but you might not want to hear that exact song all the time. So the best way to build a Pandora station is to thumb-up all the songs that have the right kind of sound for you, but then put them on the "shelf" if Pandora starts to play them too often. But that feature has apparently been removed from Premium (and Support won't answer me, or tell me how to get out of this demo/trial that I don't want). My only options are to skip the annoying songs every single time they keep coming up... or bookmark them for future reference before giving them a thumbs-down, and mess up the kinds of music that Pandora is going to put into the station until I manually put them back a few weeks later. Their help files don't warn you of this but if you read carefully you'll see that the "Premium" help is in a different category and it doesn't mention the "I'm tired of this track" feature that's described under the regular iOS app help. Beware.
  • Pandora (premium)

    2
    By lky ldy
    I tried to send a message to support. Wrote out my problem but nowhere to send A list of “helpful hints” appears but cannot send my message. Big problem with playing thumbprint list since the last update. Once scrolling is done once, it takes up to 74 seconds to play new selection and again up to 74 seconds to play song directly after The screen changes color and scrolling can not be done. Then if forwarding is done the screen again changes color and freezes. Have to close out and reopen. Strange things happen when reopens. A list appears that is not my original thumbprint list. Strange again is it plays my original list not what is showing on the screen. Have been extremely frustrated with this. I used to love Pandora but not with this mess. Have headphones on while typing, listening to thumbprint with extra long pauses between songs. Your app support is not set up to actually send a report. Searched the site and could only find suggestions. Suggestions not for my problem. Need a real app support where messages can be sent and responses returned. Please forward this to app support Ready to discontinue Pandora I enjoyed it once but some of your bug fixes seem to create other bugs. I want help, please.

Reviews

  • Too repetitive

    2
    By maryb31
    I love Pandora and use it almost daily. The problem I have is the same songs playing over and over. Also, I get very frustrated when I choose a certain genre and then something else will start playing because it’s what I listen to most. If I want to listen to classic rock, don’t start playing country!!!! And I do pay $5 monthly, but I’m about to cancel because of this.
  • Good app

    5
    By ffhjitfded
    Love this
  • Pandora

    5
    By lil825
    I Love Pandora I’ve Been Listening For A Long Time. I’m Glad That I Got My Pandora Password Straight. Thanks For Helping Me Get My Pandora Back.
  • Happy with it.

    5
    By Gddfjf
    I'm happy with it. Responsive. Intuitive and isn't a constant data stream. Rather it loads each song upfront. Please move the sleep timer from the settings to the main menu or place it high up the list for quick access.
  • Love this so much

    5
    By fhgryuijgfeesd
    this thing is awsome
  • Comments

    1
    By Slimdizle
    To many commercials
  • Love

    5
    By sandybeach5635
    Love it so much I can’t wait to get home and enjoy my new life
  • Review

    1
    By E-farmer
    I enjoy the radio until I hear commercials in another language. I am in the United States Of America therefore everything should be in English!
  • The Best!

    5
    By Debi loves David
    I have tried and subscribed to probably every music app out there. I feel Pandora is far superior.
  • Ed Sheridan

    5
    By jeannie C R
    Love the list and love his music

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