At this point there really is no competition between the two services. Spotify is far beyond what Pandora is doing. Spotify has better sound quality. In fact Pandora has the worst sound quality of any other streaming music service. 192 bit rate MP3 in 2023, unless I'm using the TV app on a device in then it is down converted to 128 MP3.Really Pandora? The Spotify app has so many more features that it is insulting to compare. Pandora has even removed some of the features they did have such as their weekly personalized playlists, year end review, etc. The other services have caught up with Pandora's Genome and with increases in AI this will continue to be less and less of a feature for Pandora. Speaking of app features, whatever happened to the new Pandora X experience we beta tested? All history of it has been completely removed with no mention of it in a long, long time. SiriusXM seems to have left Pandora to die on the vine. The only thing that makes sense to me is that they decided a while back that they just couldn't compete and are just trying to limit the overhead costs of Pandora as much as possible until they can kill it and roll it completely into the SiriusXM product.
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