The popular music streaming services Pandora and Spotify function very differently.
The main difference between Pandora and Spotify is that Pandora is a radio service where a user can listen to a radio station, whereas Spotify allows a user to search and stream a particular song as per their choice.
Spotify also offers a radio service where users can listen to a radio station that will play musics as per their choice.
Both services have free and paid accounts. Free users get ads. Paid users don’t have to endure ads, and the stream quality is better.
Pandora’s Music Genome Project helped revolutionize the music industry — for better or worse — when it debuted way back in 2000, creating a new standard for online streaming music.
What many people love about Pandora is that it is constantly introducing them to new music.
Users can select stations based on genre or multiple artist, as they go through each song they are able to offer a thumbs up or down.
If you’re in the mood to hear Pink Floyd all afternoon or you want to listen to the soundtrack to Star Wars over and over, Spotify is for you.
Pandora’s premium service, Pandora One, is $4.99/mo. Offers free version with ads and limitations.
Spotify offers free version with ads and some limitations. 3 month trial for $1. Individual membership is $9.99/month and each additional family member gets a 50% discount.
Spotify adds new music every week. When Kendrick Lamar’s album was released early a few weeks ago, Spotify had it the same day.