Pandora Radio

Posted on December 30, 2011 in Applications

iPhone and iPad Application: Pandora Radio – Free – Score: 4 IV’s

What is Pandora Radio?

This is one of my favorite applications that I use almost every day. It’s a free, highly customizable radio app that only plays music you love – you can’t ask for much more than that!  Start by entering the name of one of your favorite artists or songs and Pandora creates a personalized “station” that plays similar music.  It’s easy to log in if you’re already a Pandora listener on the web.  All of your existing stations will be playable on your iPhone or iPad.   There is a paid version called Pandora One for $3.99 US per month that offers ad-free listening, higher quality audio, desktop apps (on the web), custom skins and fewer interruptions.

What did you like about it?

This app lets you listen to music from a wide variety of artists and genres for free. The interface is very easy to use, I especially liked the artist info that is displayed for the song being played.  You can also buy songs you like or share them with your Twitter and Facebook friends.  Overall, the music quality is clear and it is sure to rock your headphones. The app is very responsive and snappy, even over 3g – music usually loads instantly.  The new HTML 5 design is ultra modern and fun to use.  You’ll enjoy listing to music all over again.

What did you not like about it?

There is a very wide variety of music, however it sometimes feels that the same songs are just being repeated over and over. Pandora has noted this however and updates their music library regularly. Additionally, this app is missing original stations, playlists and on-demand streaming.

Where can I purchase Pandora Radio?

You can purchase Pandora Radio from the App Store here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our expert iHospital D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and more.  Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV’s (5 being the highest possible score).  If the item is a total waste of time and money we’ll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero.  Let us know if you’d like one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices to review a particular application or accessory in the comments below – we’d love to help!

Review by John BahrsiHospital in Gainesville, Florida

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