Pandora vs.

Which do you prefer and why?

I use but I admit I have never really tried out Pandora :\ Though plan to eventually

Oh and if you use something else go ahead and list that and I’ll probably throw it on the list :slight_smile:

Amarok and cheap $30 mp3 player (sandisk m250) I bought off :slight_smile:
I do use Pandora (and youtube) to listen to and find new bands that I want to listen to, although not often.

Honestly though, I’m usually listening to soundtracks for Nintendo games because that’s what my bird enjoys the most. (God he loves the Mute City theme) :wink:

It integrates more easily into my life. I can listen to music in Amarok and have my profile automatically updated. Then I can pull down related radio stations based on my neighbours or listening habits.

Perhaps if Amarok included Pandora, I’d use it more. But since I used it last, I don’t like the idea of leaving a browser open just to play music.

Pandora is not much use outside the US

We are deeply, deeply
sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow
access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will
continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora,
but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad
to have to do this, but there is no other alternative…

I have the same problem due to living in the UK. I use to listen to Pandora while at work at Centrica.

Pandora is by far the better of the 2, I still listen to it even though I am based in the UK (using Tor and OpenPandora but not got it to work in Linux just yet only Windows, though I am getting close). I listen to Pandora all day everyday at work and I can’t get enough of it, I have discovered more bands/songs with Pandora than any other music station/program.

I haven’t tried LastFM yet, though I may after posting this. I tried Pandora. I must not be mainstream enough for them or their server was having issues that day I gave them a try. Allot of gaps of no music playing.

I like Shoutcast using Amarok. Pretty darn close to Winamp which I did miss allot until I found the link to tuneup Amarok.

I’ve never tried pandora either and never even visited the website. is all I need and VLC & Songbird support it so I’m good.

You can use Pandora on your Desktop. Install Adobe Air and then the Pandora Desktop Application.

  1. Go to Adobe - Adobe AIR and download adobe air
  2. Open up a file browser and go to the location of the AdobeAIRInstaller.bin file
  3. Right click it and click properties. Go to the permissions tab and check “this is an executable” then rename the file without the .bin extension.
  4. Use the installer (since it’s like any other installer)
  5. Go to Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music and download the pandora air application
  6. Let it install with the adobe air installer
  7. Enjoy Pandora on your desktop!
    It brings up a window at first and then you can minimize it and it will go to your system tray, not the task manager. Leaving no windows open. Right click the icon in the system tray to get current information on the band playing or to show Pandora to create a new station.

i use and very happy with it,as for pandora,it doesn’t even work in my country,so why would i care about trying it??

Hasn’t pandora withdrawn support for non US users?

I use, sometimes Slacker. Never tried Pandora. Banshee integrates somewhat, but I’d like something better, frankly. How’s VLC’s integration?

I use, and sometimes I use seeqpod, if I’ve got a particular track in mind that I want to listen to. I never really got into pandora, then they pulled the plug on the UK.

Okay, I just tried Pandora, and it’s awesome. Beats Slacker radio performance-wise, since Slacker always stutters on my wireless connection and seems to hog resources, whereas Pandora runs soft and smooth without compromising performance of the other programs in use. has great community features, and some integration in Banshee and others, but Pandora has smoother, hands-free music play, I think.

I’ve been to the Pandora site … “WAY TOO MANY TIMES” and I can not find the Pandora App install for LINUX. It is “frustrating”!!

Everybody keeps saying, “Go to Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music” and download the pandora air application.

Problem is, WHERE DO YOU CLICK? Exactly “what” button or link or whatever will produce a download?
“I” cannot find it! It’s like they don’t want you to get it!! I’ve clicked on everything from the app icon which looks like a button or an app, to the paragraph which “talks about” downloading but never gives you a link to do so! HELP somebody!

Maybe someone should mention that the Pandora desktop application is Pandora-One and costs $36.00 annually.

I like Pandora, I use Mozilla Prism to have its own little applet running.

Although when I’m looking for just one song I use GrooveShark.

I use neither. Its simply a time thing and i don’t listen to often to music anymore.