Our Rating: 100 /100 ( )
Pandora iPad App
Updated March 22, 2011 – We originally reviewed Pandora back in April 2010 when the iPad first hit the shelves. In a world absent of iPad 2s and multi-tasking, Pandora was really a pointless app if you had to turn it off every time you wanted to do something. Nowadays, while Pandora has more ads than it did a year ago, the Pandora iPad App is a must download for music lover.
On the desktop, Pandora’s great. You can setup music stations for when you’re at work or just too lazy to make your own playlist at home. On the iPhone, I use Pandora to listen to music more than I do through the music I have loaded onto the phone.
For the iPad – if you’re an existing user, you get all of the features and playlists from your account set up and imported from Pandora. Once logged in, you retain your universal playlists and you’re welcome to create new lists.
In terms of any new functionality or uses built specifically for the iPad – I haven’t found any or have seen any mention on Pandora’s company website of unique iPad features.
All in all – I’m currently finding very little use for the Pandora iPad app. Like the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad is only capable of running one application at the time and makes listening to Pandora while browsing the web or using other apps impossible. Without this feature, you have to close Pandora and stop listening to music if you want to check email, open up safari, or use another app.
While I’m still a huge fan of Pandora and what they’ve done to listening to music online – there’s little use (at the time) for Pandora on the iPad.