How Pandora Can Improve It`s Music Service [Pic]

Submitted by: goog! 5 years ago Misc

According to The Oatmeal. I for one agree with this 100 percent.
Credits: The Oatmeal
There are 52 comments:
Male 904
For those not in the know, or who can`t be bothered:
Alley Cat
Sandman (skip ahead the the 3 minute mark)
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Male 303
Propagandi, google music genome project. pandora is internet radio.
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Male 1,744
what i`ve never understood is when you get dumped why would you WANT to listen to sad crap? Shouldn`t you want to listen to the most upbeat stuff you can find, to break you out of your mood?
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Female 285
Sooo true about the skips!
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Male 1,646
I have to agree with xerch, I`m visiting Europe right now and have more then once tried to use Pandora, they are missing out on a big market by limiting Pandora to north America.
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Male 725
What is Pandora?
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Male 25,416
Never used. so never know
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Male 319
@spaner You can use it to find new artists to download. I know what you mean though. Most people use it just so they have music playing for background noise.

I think Last.fm is a little better than pandora. When you make a personal station, it seems better about picking good songs.
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Male 1,243
Why not just download music and play what you want to hear? If you use services like this you probably don`t really listen to music and just hear rather than listen so why bother?
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Male 195
I agree, but... how about international pandora??? that would be better than angsty mode, snob mode, etc... just saying...
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Female 108
@darkmagic & Dicken - I have a BB Torch. I know subscribing isn`t going to resolve the issues, was just saying I`m probably going to end up subscribing anyway for my road trip despite the issues. As noted before, I did report the bugs to support and they`ve since released a few updates which has caused the error rate to drop, so I`m not too upset with the performance.
Guy I know has it on his Droid (Moto) and it is a total POS version. Constant freezing, full-screen VIDEO ads after only a couple songs (no friggen thanks), always takes forever to load a station. My issues were def not as bad as his.

@nubblins - LMFAO!! they have it out for you. ;)
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Male 1,299
@Aduizuki
Never had any of those issues on my Android device, nor my iPhone. What`s your hardware?

As a sidenote- if you listen to Pandora on either an Android device or an iPhone/iPod touch, there is a hack (iOS) and an app (Android) that eliminates 90% of audio ads, and gives you unlimited skips.

I used them for a while- but like Dark Magician said, in reality I only ever skip more than a few times when I am setting up a station, or fine tuning a station. Overall Pandora has gotten pretty good at choosing a new song that I won`t skip! Yay technological refinement!
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Male 1,625
@Audizuki:

you wouldn`t happen to have a blackberry, would you? my gf has the same issues on her Pearl. paid subscription won`t fix that, it`ll only get rid of the ads; she still gets these same errors when logged into my account, I think it has more to do with signal/software than account privileges
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Male 1,625
"They do. You need to buck up & pay for the service if you want this feature. "

nope, even with Pandora one, you`re still limited to number of skips an hour (6) but you`re not limited to number of skips in the day (free version is 12 across all stations). The beauty of Pandora One skipping is if you exceed your skips/thumbsdown, you change the station and get 6 more skips. you can have multiple stations based on the same genre/artist, so you basically do have unlimited skips.

I have found the only time you really need to skip more than 6 times an hour (or 12 times in a day) is when you first create a station; I hardly ever find myself skipping more than 2-3 times in an hour, if even
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Female 1,743
I love pandora on my phone.

@Aduizuki
The mobile app has never had those errors for me.
However, it does randomly play Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers on any station I listen to.. it never fails. lol
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Male 4
lmfao at angsty mode XD
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Female 108
[quote]Pandora needs to allow skipping songs without limit. It`s the most annoying feature for me. But this list is so true![/quote]

They do. You need to buck up & pay for the service if you want this feature.

Personally, I haven`t subscribed as the mobile app has some issues that would royally annoy me if I was paying for it. Songs stop playing for a few minutes, then start up again. Hangs and the end of songs sometimes. Won`t quickly load another song if I skip. And just the other day I got a random Rolling Stones song on my Mushroomhead station - eh?? OK, so that was a one-time error. The others are infrequent enough to live with, and they actually have improved since I reported them to the support team.
I will likely subscribe next month anyway as I move back to the west coast so I will want more than 6 skips an hour for a 5-day drive...for $36 it`s not terrible.
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Male 243
Spotify does the job everytime... and it`s free. It does have annoying adverts that come in threes, though.
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Male 741
For $3 a month, Pandora One is the bomb. Higher quality audio, more skips allowed, and several other features I can`t think of right now. Why are you people complaining about the free version not giving you everything you want? What do you expect for nothing?
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Male 3,745
OR you can just use youtube...pandora sucks anal leakage...
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Male 376
Pandora can improve by making sure other contitnents can also use its service
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Male 687
pandora sux ... you cant listen to it outside US
grooveshark ftw
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Male 801
Or you could just get Spotify.
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Female 606
Pandora needs to allow skipping songs without limit. It`s the most annoying feature for me. But this list is so true!
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Male 6,737
I have no idea what Pandora is...
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Male 1,557
To whoever asked, Pandora is what they have in America because they didn`t (until very recently) have Spotify.
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Male 343
Jango is a piece of poo
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Female 1,435
aw cant even listen to pandora. only for teh US
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Female 934
Pandora is sooooo last year.
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Male 904
For those not in the know, or who can`t be bothered:
Alley Cat
Sandman (skip ahead the the 3 minute mark)
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Male 904
Tip for all the IABers out there: If you want people to leave your house just put "Alley Cat" on loop and grab a broom. Then, once the confusion settles in, make like the Sandman at the Apollo and sweep those fools out! Be sure to smile while you do it so they can`t see your rage. Works like a charm.
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Male 11,740
Pandora sucks now. Jango is much better. Spotify is even better but it`s not quite the same thing. I dumped Pandora and went to Jango a few months ago. They do have better options and matching.
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Male 141
Another helpful article from the Oatmeal (pay attention goog!)

http://theoatmeal.com/ comics/apostrophe
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Female 59
I love Pandora, the best app EVURRRR!!!!! And this is perfect. Pandora people, I hope your watching.
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Male 1,582
I love Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves!!!
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Male 9
Grooveshark.com

100x better than Pandora
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Male 226
"What the hell is Pandora?"

Streaming internet radio. If you remember Yahoo`s Launch Cast (which helped me through many a college class), it`s similar to that.
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Male 1,386
i need the thumbs up/down button. i love a whole bunch of embarrassing songs >_____>
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Female 1,589
What the hell is Pandora?
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Male 2,034
Angsty mode AKA Bon Iver mode
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Male 552
I think this exists, I think it`s called 8tracks.com
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Male 2,033
Allow it in Canada again, I am so sick of proxies.
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Male 1,625
I do like the skip track idea; then again, if you change the station, you get another 6 skips

they already sort of have a love and like difference. you like the song the first time around and then `I`m tired of this song` the next time around. it won`t remove it from your playlist, but it`ll cut down the frequency of that song
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Female 1,623
I`m totally tempted to start a band and call it The Raging Vagina Tractors, but maybe not Tractors... how about Jets? Or maybe Rockets
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Male 2,513
Saved skips are a good idea

I already do the situational station thing by name.
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Male 15,510
What about, making it a global website too?
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Male 5,314
i might even have to start paying for it then
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Male 1,440
I like Pandora how it is, however some of these changes WOULD make it better, though.
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Male 4,902
tl;dr
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Male 5,314
haha so awesome
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Male 255
Sexy Rototiller CrotchHarvest. That`s what I need in my playlist.
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Male 320
Link: How Pandora Can Improve It`s Music Service [Pic] [Rate Link] - According to The Oatmeal. I for one agree with this 100 percent.
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