Founded nearly two decades ago, Pandora was one of the pioneers of the internet radio market, but for some reason, the company waited until 2017 to launch a premium music streaming service
rivaling the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Naturally, the platform is having trouble catching up to the industry leaders
, also needing to compete against a slew of smaller players, including YouTube Music
and Google Play Music
, and Amazon Music Unlimited
Enter a fresh batch of Groupon deals allowing you to sign up for and use either Pandora Premium or Pandora Plus for a full three months at absolutely no charge whatsoever. The same exact promotion was actually offered for a limited time a couple of months ago
too, although back then, you could also get a free 90-day Pandora Premium Family subscription if you so desired.
While that's no longer the case, Pandora Premium access for a single user typically costs $9.99 a month, including pretty much the same perks as a standard Apple Music or Spotify subscription. We're talking unlimited, on-demand, and ad-free music streaming services, with high-quality audio support, fully customizable playlists, and offline access to your entire music collection.
It's not entirely clear why anyone would snub that offer and go for a gratis Pandora Plus subscription instead, which also comes with no ads, but no on-demand functionality either. That's obviously closer to Pandora's internet radio roots, with support for replaying tracks and offline access to four radio stations, but it's a significantly lower value, normally setting you back $4.99 a month. Keep in mind that you only have three more days at the time of this writing to take advantage of Groupon's sweet Pandora freebies.