Pandora vs. VOX Music Player – Explained
We live in a truly incredible time: music is more available than ever, everybody has access to it, and everybody enjoys it. Since music streaming came out, there's been so much music around that people are just confused with its quantity. There've been two major issues ever since: How to pick what to listen to? What about the quality?
To solve the first one, people created playlists, online radios and personal recommendations, but they will never replace the intimacy of person-to-person interaction that we had every time we went to a record store. But again, the sound quality has been put on hold, and we must take some serious actions in this regard.
Streaming bosses are currently Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Spotify, but it doesn't mean no other player can enter the market. So let's review two other services – Pandora vs. VOX Music Player – and compare them according to some criteria.
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Pandora vs. VOX Player
Pandora is a streaming and recommendation service that works primarily as a personalized playlist generator. They call it 'radio' but de-facto it's a playlist service that automatically refreshes and adds new music to your playlist. When you first log in, you are asked to enter an artist, album, or song you like, and Pandora will instantly create a neverending playlist based on your initial choice. However, its functionality doesn't narrow down to radio only. Let's take a closer look at Pandora Radio and what it has to offer.
Lots of stations There are over 20 radio stations, including Top, Blues, Comedy and some others, which you can search by artist, track and composer, or choose from the Genre Stations.
LyricsAlthough there are no lyrics for all the songs, it is cool to see the lyrics for most of those songs with full-length tracks.
Simple InterfaceSee for yourself:
Available on various platformsBesides browsers, Pandora is available for iOS, macOS, PC, Android, TVs, and cars.
Local Concert DatesPandora can update you as to when your favorite artist is coming to town, which is also available for the free version
Free TierTheir "Free" plan is Ad supported so if you're OK with listening to an Ad every few songs, then this is a no-brainer. You'll also still get access to the hundreds of stations they offer all for free.
AvailabilityUnfortunately, Pandora is available only in the USA. So its either you're in America, or you use VPN. It used to be available in Australia and New Zealand, but in July they announced that the access to the service will cease.
There's no option to download the songs that you like and add them to a personalized playlist of downloaded songs.
If you find an artist that you like, you can't simply choose to listen to their entire album, you're limited to a playlist based off of the artist or song that you choose.
No new releases
There's virtually no visible information on new releases, charts or data, but buried within its metadata is information that skillfully matches tastes and picks good stuff. The most you'll learn about your new favorite song is who made it.
VOX Music Player vs. PandoraVOX Music Player is an audio player for Mac & iPhone that stores and plays all your music regardless of the files' format or size. Although I spoke about a streaming service before, I'm aiming to make a point why a Hi-Res audio player is better than any streaming service. VOX is also somehow a streaming player, with the only difference that you can listen only to tracks you upload.
How is VOX different from other music apps? A game-changing feature of VOX is VOX Cloud Storage – an unlimited music storage. Unlimited means you can upload there as many tracks as you want. The more, the better. What makes it special is that VOX Cloud has no restrictions on audio formats. Pandora streams at 64-192 kbps, which is, as I believe, unacceptable. VOX Cloud Storage (formerly LOOP Unlimited Music Cloud Storage) is a great way to listen to Hi-Res music on iPhone The most popular supported audio formats are:
- WMA lossless.
- WMA lossy and others...