To listen to Pandora Internet Radio online, go the website Pandora.com, enter an artist, genre or composer, and Pandora will create a custom radio station based on that selection and automatically begin playing a song. Listen using a computer's internal speakers or through headphones. After playing the initial selection, Pandora continues playing songs by that artist, or by related artists as determined by the service's custom algorithms.
When a song from a Pandora radio station is playing, the service displays the name of the album on which the song appears and the cover art work. The website presents the song's lyrics, biographical information on the artist, and links to similar artists. Buttons below allow you to publish information about the station on Facebook, share it with friends, or buy the song or album in the iTunes store or an Amazon.
The Pandora website also offers various pre-existing genre stations generated by the service. Pandora has traditional genres such as Country, Jazz and Rock, along with more eclectic choices like Studying, BBQ and Dinner/Cooking.
In addition to listening on the website, Pandora offers apps that allow you to play radio stations on a mobile device, through an automotive sound system, using Blue-ray players, with a smart television and on game consoles.