Great music and recommendation service: It has introduced me to several new artists. Their playlist is limited, relative to other sites. But what they have is good.
My only concern for children is that some songs may have adult themes or lyrics. This could be an issue with any music site.
Pandora.com is a good web site that provides a good service and for free too. It's fun creating your own radio stations, custom tailored to your own musical tastes. You can (and should) like or dislike each song as they play. As a result the stations gets better and better as time goes by. You can create up to one-hundred unique stations on your Pandora account. I have encountered no pop-up, privacy or spamming issues thus far. However some of the songs that are played on my stations are just a little explicit. That's something parents might want to think about. That's why I only rated Pandora as "good" and not "excellent" on Child Safety. There are two subscription options with Pandora. The first is a free option where you can listen to up to one-hundred hours of music a month and you get the occasional commercial in between songs; I generally get one commercial every ten songs or so. The second is a pay option where you get no commercials, unlimited listening (as in no one-hundred hour per month limit) and a few other small perks. Honestly the free option suits me just fine. I can't imagine one-hundred hours of radio not being enough and the commercials are so few and far between that they're not really a bother. So I think that the free subscription option will work just fine for most people. However at a price of only $36.00 a year the pay subscription option is really not bad at all. Honestly either one is good. I like Pandora a lot. I introduced my mom to it and she really likes it too. So I highly recommend Pandora.com to others.
PS: All though this undermines the way Pandora makes a lot of its money, you can easily block all of the ads with "Super Ad Block Plus" for Firefox. (Although its probably more ethical to disable the add-on when on Pandora.com if you do not pay for the music service.)
Wonderful site to listen to music you love and discover more! It offers you to make your own profile, make your own stations, tell it if you like or dislike a song it gives you so it can make better choices for you, and most importantly FREE MUSIC! :D Now, I do have to say ads do get a little annoying so I just click that mute button for a sec. ;) But it's worth it. Overall: Privacy 80/100, Child Safety 90/100, Vendor Reliability 80/100, Trustworthiness 90/100
i love that pandora recommends music that's similar to the station you create. it definitely enhances the listening experience and is a great opportunity to find new artists or songs you might like. two thumbs up!