Online sites with free music include Jango.com, Pandora.com and Spotify.com. Both these sites let users with suggested artists or songs, which then leads to a streaming of music similar to the original choices.
Jango.com lets users enter the name of a favorite artist or to choose a genre as a starting place for music listening. Categories of music include love songs, alternative, pop, blues and songs by time period. It also suggests popular artists.
Pandora.com, a site that evolved from the Music Genome Project, is a similar website. It lets users input a song, artist or genre, then scans its database for songs with similar qualities to play. Users can affect the choice of songs played by letting the site know if they like or dislike the chosen songs.
Both Jango and Pandora play ads, which keeps the service free.
Spotify is another option for listening to music for free online. The service has both a website and an app that creates a playlist from the user's choices; it then shuffles the music. Spotify also has a premium option that charges a fee. The premium service lets users listen to music without ads and to listen to their playlists offline.