I used to listen to music on pandora a lot, but I disliked that I couldn't listen to a specific genre without other genres of music popping up on the station. Spotify allows me to pick a station and listen to music just from that genre or just from a specific artist without worrying that unwanted music is going to pop up. I do not pay for Spotify, I use the free version. I don't mind dealing with the ads or that my playlists shuffles the songs. However, my one complaint is that every once in a while there will be an ad that you're forced to watch and will make everything go quiet if your phone has the screen turned off. For me, who likes to play spotify while driving, it's frustrating since I'll end up driving in silence until I can pull over to get the ad to play so I can go back to music. It's something I put up with since, overall, I do love using Spotify and don't want to waste money for premium just because of one frustrating ad that probably happens maybe once a week.