Pandora has been music’s darling for years now. Arguably the best Internet radio option, specializing in music discovery.
But now that we’re living in a post-Spotify world, where does that leave Pandora? Because on Spotify, you can now stream full-length songs on-demand, nearly any song you can think of. Plus, you can send song suggestions to your friends. But although Spotify offers a social dimension to music discovery, there is no internal recommendation engine. Spotify won’t play me songs it thinks I might like based on my listening habits.
And that’s where Pandora still holds a key advantage. For the casual listener, Pandora is easier.
Although, Pandora has publicly stated its goal to expand its features into what sounds very similar to Spotify offers. And we’ll see if Spotify starts offering Pandora-like automatic play.