Parents' Guide to

Pandora - Free Music & Radio

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 16+

Parental Controls don't work

I've been extremely disappointed that even with the "No explicit content" control selected, my son was able to search for explicit songs and listen to them as well as read the lyrics. Deleting the app.

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Too much swearing
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age 18+

Erotic podcasts not filtered

As detailed at these links below, pandora also now is completely inappropriate for children AND teens,, in my view. They do not realy limit erotic podcasts. These podcasts are very very very erotic. The same problem exists for Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Audible and the only option which avoids this problem is to use the Apple Music service where screen time can avoid this.…

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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This music streaming service offers a similar experience to its website counterpart and does what it does well All you need to do is enter an artist's name to create a station that'll play songs from that musician and similar artists and bands. (Station content is based on info from the Music Genome Project, which tracks and compares harmony, rhythm, and other song details.) You won't have the same level of control your iPod provides: Pandora - Free Music & Radio doesn't let you play specific songs, and you can only skip a few tunes an hour. But that's part of its charm. The app can help introduce you to new music in genres that you like and will fine-tune your stations if you click on the thumbs up or down icons that appear with each song to indicate your preferences.

However, users need to be aware that when you register for the app, your profile will be public, unless you uncheck a box to make it private. Altering other parts of your profile requires you to log on to the website. (If you want to hide your listening activity or block other users from commenting on your profile, you'll need to manually change those settings online.) If you don't, strangers can easily access your profile -- and, even if your profile is private, users can still find the stations you've made if they search for you using your email address.

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