Pandora is one of the most recognized names in the industry, although in terms of providing outstanding content to its listeners it has a long way to go before it gets to the level of Spotify, Tidal, and Amazon Music. What’s the reason? Could be that the business model is not exactly centered around the user like it is with Spotify who provide a free plan that you can listen to until infinity ends. You can look to other industry giants for inspiration, like, for example, Google Music, if you’re a fan of its mail. What matters with all successful companies they create value for the customer first. Those who make monetizing their priority usually run into trouble.
With Pandora, although it used to be quite popular back in the day, a focus on money resulted in questionable actions like putting a lot of content onto Premium that it really didn’t have to be there and also limiting access to users from across the world. Too often will you run into that annoying “Pandora isn’t available in your country” screen, and besides a trusty VPN there isn’t a whole lot you can do. But who’d go into the trouble of faking their identity when there are so many excellent services out there you can simply switch to?
Pandora actually stopped Australians from accessing its services in Australia not so long ago. Which is unfortunate. You will be able to access Pandora if you properly research how to avoid geotracking by the system, but there are plenty of other global systems out there for you to try out as Spotify, Tidal, Youtube Music, and so on.
We’d definitely recommend giving Spotify a try, and if you ever want to know more or transfer tracks between Spotify and other significant systems that provide serious quality services out there, MusConv is always happy to help. Ciao!