Pandora is a web-based application that "listens" to the types of music you like, and then adjusts accordingly. You input a song title, artist, or genre, and Pandora will do the rest, searching for similar music to suit your tastes. If you don't like a song, click the "thumbs down" button, and Pandora will take note. If you like a song, click the "thumbs up" button, and Pandora will be sure to play more songs and artists like that one. You can create multiple stations, with different styles of music. We use Pandora a lot to teach our kids about different styles of music.
For $36/year, you can upgrade your Pandora account and have your music without advertisements. One of our favorite family activities is to pull up the Pandora iPhone app
, and plug the iPhone into the dock with a favorite station. It's fun to hear what Pandora picks for us to listen to next.