Posted at 3 p.m. April 3, 2017

Spotify bests Pandora for best streaming music service

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For most people, music is something they cannot go a day without listening to, whether you are at the gym, on the go for the day, jamming in your car or just hanging out. Spotify and Pandora are all easy and reliable ways to listen to your favorite songs and music when you need it most. These apps are all easy ways to access your music, but if you have to pick just one, which is best?

Both Spotify and Pandora have free and paid options. With the free plan, both apps play advertisements between songs. With Pandora, the free users are limited to six song skips per hour and a maximum of 24 skips per day. Users can upgrade to the $4.99 per month or $54.89 per year plans, which play no ads and allow unlimited song skips.

Spotify is the app I chose between the two. The free services are what I started with when I first downloaded this app to see if I liked it. This gives you fewer features on the music you play and where you can play it. With the free subscription, you can only shuffle songs from albums, playlist and radio stations, though I did not really use the radio station as much. After using the free subscription, I updated my subscription to the premium for $9.99 per month. This allowed me to play and download any song, playlist and radio station that I wanted.

Personally, I prefer Spotify over Pandora because Pandora is more like a radio station. Although you can design a playlist based on any artist, you cannot listen to an album straight through or choose specific songs. With Spotify, I like that I can search and add any song to my library and can listen to music without using any of your data.


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