Whatever we do, music has inevitably become a part of daily life for many. Its our best friend when we exercise, study, travel or even do our house chores. However buying music can be pretty expensive for many. Also, we tend to miss out on a lot of good music when buying single albums or tracks. This is where the many music apps out there come into play. Though they all work differently, each app fits a specific taste and use for each user. Pandora and Spotify are 2 of the most popular ones out there. Which one is better? Which one fits your likings? Only you can say. To help make your decision making easier, this post looks at Pandora vs Spotify : The pros, cons and comparisons.

Pandora vs Spotify
What it does?
Pandora allows listeners to create a radio station with the songs they like. It then helps match similar music based on artist, genre and musical taste to broaden your music playlist. On Spotify, listeners can choose to play the songs they want whenever they want to do so.

Music catalog
Pandora has a library of about 1 million songs while spotify has a library of more than 20 million songs… Clearly the winner in this category

Downloading of music
Pandora doesn’t allow you to download the music. However you can with a spotify premium subscription.

Discovery of music
Pandora clearly allows you to go on a journey of discovering music that fits your taste. While on spotify, the songs you choose are what you can listen to.

A Pandora membership costs $4.99 a month. Spotify costs $9.99 a month for premium membership

Pandora shows lyrics to each song while Spotify doesn’t.

Social features

You can share your “radio stations” via facebook etc while on spotify, you can share artists, songs and playlists via social media.

Both these apps have revolutionised the way we listen to music today. If you are looking to find new music that you’d like, then Pandora is the way to go. However, if you do think you know a large collection of songs and just want to create your own playlist with those, then it’s most definitely Spotify. If there are other differences or comparisons that we haven’t covered, please do not hesitate to let us know. Also ensure that you visit Pandora and Spotify for more detailed information. Until next time, Peace out!