Pandora

Stream music from your desktop

Pandora is a music streaming service you can access both on the web and via the Pokki platform on your desktop. View full description

PROS

  • No registration required
  • Discover new music based on your current tastes
  • Improve the song selection by voting on songs you like

CONS

  • Ads can be annoying

Excellent
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Pandora is a music streaming service you can access both on the web and via the Pokki platform on your desktop.

If you're unfamiliar with it, Pandora is a music streaming service where you tell the program what songs, artists, or genres of music you like and it'll create a custom radio station for you based on your preferences.

Using the Music Genome Project, Pandora will analyze the musical content of the song or artist you vote that you like, and it will play other music that shares some of the defining qualities.

Unlike the web-based version, the Pandora Pokki app doesn't require you to create an account to enjoy music from your desktop. You must also be located in the United States to use the service however. If you do want to register and have Pandora remember your music preferences, the process is free and simple.

You can create stations based on a song, music genre, or specific artist. If you don't like the music comes up on your station, just click the thumbs down button and the app will take that into consideration for future suggestions.

The advertising on the side of the Pandora app can be annoying. You also won't be able to avoid radio ads in between certain songs. Also, if you're interested in listening to specific songs, you're probably better off opting to giving the Spotify desktop app a try.

Pandora is a great music streaming and discovery service, made even better by its integration into the Pokki platform.

— User reviews — about Pandora

  • tonyknight33

    by tonyknight33

    "LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!"

    I LIKE ALL OF THE MUSIC YA'LL PLAY CAUSE WHEN YOU WANT TO GO BACK IN TIME PANDORA WILL TAKE YOU THERE. More.

    reviewed on March 16, 2017