Is Pandora no longer free?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Well, let me start by saying that I have been using Pandora for quite some time now, and I can say with confidence that yes, Pandora is still free to use. However, they do offer some additional features and benefits through their subscription services, Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium.

Pandora Plus is a subscription plan that costs $4.99 per month. With Pandora Plus, you can enjoy unlimited skips, which means you can skip as many songs as you want while listening to your favorite stations. This is a great feature for those who like to have more control over their listening experience.

In addition to unlimited skips, Pandora Plus also offers some offline listening options. This means you can download your favorite stations, playlists, or albums and listen to them even when you don’t have an internet connection. This is particularly useful when you’re traveling or in areas with poor network coverage.

Now, it’s important to note that while Pandora Plus does offer some offline listening, it doesn’t provide full on-demand streaming like Pandora Premium does. Pandora Premium is a higher-tier subscription plan that costs $9.99 per month. With Pandora Premium, you have access to a vast library of songs and albums that you can play on-demand. You can search for specific songs, create playlists, and listen to any song you want, whenever you want.

Both Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium are ad-free, which means you won’t have to deal with any interruptions from advertisements while enjoying your music. This can be a huge plus for those who find ads disruptive or annoying.

So, to sum it up, Pandora is still free to use, but if you want to enhance your listening experience and enjoy additional features like unlimited skips, offline listening, and ad-free music, you have the option to upgrade to Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium for a monthly fee.