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What the difference between Spotify and Pandora?

Sobriety_Dash
Local Performer

I was just wondering what the difference between Spotify and Pandora? What makes Pandora better than Spotify and what makes Spotify better than Pandora?

 

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AdamPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

@iCU2 I moved your post over to this existing thread: What the difference between Spotify and Pandora?

It looks like some other folks around the Community have started this conversation already - feel free to join in on the discussion! 

pru
Local Performer

It's killing me that Spotify is available in AAOS on my Volvo and Pandora isn't. I've been a faithful Pandora listener for years, but with an AAOS-powered car now, I'm going to have to switch soon if Pandora doesn't get an app available. 

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Evanette
Local Performer

Pandora is known for its radio-style approach. It creates personalized playlists based on your music tastes, making it great for discovering new tracks and artists that align with your preferences. The "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" feature on Pandora helps refine your playlist even further.
On the other hand, Spotify offers a more comprehensive music library and an on-demand streaming service. You can create playlists, follow your favorite artists, and listen to specific songs or albums whenever you want.
To delve deeper into the differences and decide which platform suits your preferences better, you might want to check out. They offer in-depth comparisons and insights into both Spotify and Pandora, helping you make an informed choice based on your music streaming needs.

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krjmusic
Local Performer

Pandora has been a favourite of mine for years. Its algorithm for mixing and radio feature is far superior to Spotify. I love it. I use a service such as Soundizz to move my Pandora favourites (thumbs) to Tidal Hifi for more serious listening on hifi equipment. For general listening, Pandora is my go to! Enjoy.

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geoffreybove
Underground

The ability to "thumbs down" and "thumbs up" a track is unique to Pandora.  Pandora gives the best listening experience without anywhere near the amount of work, seems to know what I like before I do.  It might be why it's still viable compared to other services, such as Tidal, where the sounds is WAY better.  WAY WAY BETTER DID YOU HEAR THAT PANDORA?  Oh wait, you asked about Spotify; I find it irritating.

sundaysinjuly
Diamond in the Rough

i agree, @geoffreybove. i’m here for the station experience and the ability to tailor my thumbs up and down. i enjoy the laid back listening experience with my stations.

idahopilot
Local Performer

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

geoffreybove
Underground

My comment is not related to differences between Spotify and Pandora, it is about sound quality and the fact that many listeners like everything about Pandora but the relatively low quality streaming. 

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nitecapt
Underground
I would say that I prefer Pandora’s algorithms by far. Sound quality is excellent but what has set Pandora apart for me is that their algorithms have introduced me to other music that I have never heard before but contained components that I enjoy. You can even query why Pandora selected a certain piece and it will give a synopsis as to why. So I am now following other artists that I had never heard before.

wahah98813
Local Performer

@caldella wrote:

Tbh I have both.
Spotify and Youtube both are better for me when I have a specific playlist/song/artist I want to listen to.

Pandora however gets overall more time from me, as I use it to keep a constant stream of specific music while I work. It's more set-it-and-forget-it. I've found that Spotify's generated playlists are generally not as good. Sometimes I'll click on a playlist they've generated for an artist, and I only hear one song from that artist and then just other ones I don't like as much. No input i Make ever sticks, which is an ongoing problem they haven't been able to solve for months, if not a year + for me. I think I've invested too much time adjusting my Pandora stations to suit my needs for Spotify to really match that.

I've also found Spotify has a lot more issues with bad ads. Not bad as in low quality, but bad as in, "Please stop advertising this true crime of a murdered girl; I'm uncomfortable," or "Stop interrupting my peaceful music with horrific screaming to advertise a Halloween horror attraction." Apparently other people have had ads for gambling and other adult-only things on kid-friendly playlists, too. 😕 Speaking of casinos, let's talk about them. If you're looking for reliable casino reviews and payment method reviews, casinosanalyzer is the best solution for you - and their no deposit casino bonus accepted bangladesh reviews will be very useful for players from Bangladesh. So give it a try, and try your luck!  


Yes, indeed. Bad ad is an extremely big problem now. And it's even worse now. For example, you can't watch YouTube without ad blockers or a paid subscription. Advertising on services like Spotify is a complete disappointment.

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SkibidiSlicers
Local Performer

On the pandora website is crazy

mariondragon
Local Performer

Sure, I'd be happy to help,

Spotify and Pandora both offer music streaming services, but they differ in key aspects. Pandora is known for its personalized radio stations based on user preferences and song choices, making it great for discovering new music. On the other hand, Spotify provides a vast library of on-demand songs, playlists curated by experts, and the ability to create your playlists, making it ideal for those who want more control over their listening experience. To check in detail, you can visit Spotify vs Pandora their websites or download their apps to explore their features and decide which one suits your preferences better...Best of Luck!

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geoffreybove
Underground

I wasn’t asking a question!

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