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02-27-2013, 08:06 PM #1
Pandora Will Be Limiting Free Mobile Listening to Only 40 Hours Per Month
Those that listen to Pandora’s free online radio on mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, are about to be limited to 40 hours of free listening every month, according to a blog post by Pandora.
Apparently, the royalties involved in letting users listen to music for free on mobile devices are very expensive, and rising; Pandora can’t keep up with it. Pandora isn't the only company dealing with high royalty costs from the music labels – Spotify is expected to ask music labels for price breaks on royalties and to be able to extend their free streaming service to mobile devices in coming weeks.
According to Pandora, the shift to limiting mobile users to just 40 hours of free listening per month should affect an extremely small percentage of users… only about 4%:
Originally Posted by Pandora Blog
The 40-hour listening limitation won't affect users that have subscribed or will subscribe to the paid Pandora One service, which will still provide users with unlimited listening on mobile devices.
Sources: Pandora via MacRumors
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02-27-2013, 08:41 PM #2
Exactly why I love iHeartRadio no limits, live stations, and create your own station exactly like pandora 👍
02-27-2013, 08:55 PM #3
02-27-2013, 09:12 PM #4
02-27-2013, 10:28 PM #5
Wow. Time to switch. That's what made pandora.
02-27-2013, 10:40 PM #6
Can't blame them though. Eventually it would happen and others like spotify are going to start as well. We do use mobile devices a lot for these particular types of streams so it is expected.
02-27-2013, 10:42 PM #7
Damn... I will be that 4% I use pandora at work for the Hawaiian/Slack Key stations I merged... Some weeks I use 40 hours in 5 work days... Oh well... Maybe pandora dow#@&*der will have me covered...
02-27-2013, 11:16 PM #8
02-27-2013, 11:49 PM #9
Yea.. Time to sack up and pay the 3$ a month I owe a lot of discovery and genre expansion to them. I'm for sure part of that 4%. Just have to hope they don't tier that eventually too.
02-28-2013, 06:01 AM #10
I'm probably in that 4%, I listen for practically hours on end in weekends. But I understand what they have to do and I'll suck it up unless they move to iHeart Radio as well. Then I'll be screwed.
02-28-2013, 09:04 AM #11
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I have been limited to 40 hours plenty of times before I purchased the pandora one over a year and half ago...
This isn't something new for me or was i just getting screwed? lol
03-01-2013, 12:41 AM #12
this is a bullsht outrage! wtf i listen to pandora all day every day. at work gym and at home. so its giving me less less than an hour and a half of music a day. c'mon! i know if you have an iphone you love music! so i guess ima have to make like 3 accounts so i can hop to each one after i run outta minutes...
damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
03-01-2013, 07:28 AM #13