Difference between Spotify and Pandora

Main Difference

The popular music streaming services Pandora and Spotify function very differently. Spotify listeners can choose the songs they want to play, when they want to play them. Meanwhile, Pandora is a radio service that does not let users choose the specific songs they want to listen to, whenever they want. So Spotify is for music fans who know what they want to hear. Pandora ‘thinks’ it knows what you want to hear.

Spotify

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs. Spotify listeners can choose the songs they want to play, when they want to play them. Spotify even though it offers radio stations, too is better suited to stream and share music that users already know and love.

Pandora

Pandora Internet Radio is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project. The service, operated by Pandora Media, Inc., is only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Key Differences

  • Pandora is a way for users to discover new music that matches their tastes, while Spotify even though it offers radio stations, too is better suited to stream and share music that users already know and love.
  • Pandora is a way for users to discover new music that matches their tastes. Spotify listeners can choose the songs they want to play, when they want to play them.
  • Pandora’s premium service, Pandora One, is $4.99/mo. Offers free version with ads and limitations. 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.
  • For Pandora there is a library with a size of containing 100000+ songs, in Spotify its 30 million songs.
  • Pandora offers Music-recommendation radio. Spotify offers Traditional-style radio.
  • Spotify allows to make a custom playlist as compared to Pandora.
  • The website of Pandora is http://www.pandora.com and the website of Spotify is http://www.spotify.com.
  • Audio Quality 64kbps for free users; 192kbps for Pandora One users and 160kbps for free users; 320kbps for some Spotify Premium songs.
  • People give more preference to Spotify when it comes to popularity.

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