Pandora v.s. DroidLive

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    I purchased DroidLive yesterday because I saw the thread about getting haward stern for free. Worth the $4 for sure!!! Its awesome. I feel that its as good as my Satalite radio if not better. Tghe quality of the music is amazing quality in my car compared to Pandora. Pandors sounds like total crap in the car. Esp the base. Droid live so sounds like radio quality if not better.

    DroidLive is lacking in some areas, but hopefully it will become more popular and get improved. Def needs a widget like pandora has. I would also like to be able to rename in my fav's.

    What do u guys think
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    I haven't heard of it before as I got my droid a few weeks ago but are they radio stations or is it like pandora where you can select a genre or artist?
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    DriodLive is the app for ShoutCast on your Android phone. Just as WinAmp is on a PC.
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    Cherry RPlayer gets Shoutcast/Howard as well and is free.
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    There is a big difference between the 2. Cherry RPlayer plays Howard Stern at 24 kbps and droidLive plays it at 128 kbps. That is a big dif in the quality of the audio
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    There is nothing that can make Stern good enough to listen to....:icon_ banana:

    He's been spouting the same crap for 20 years....

    Droidlive FTW!
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    Can Cherry RPlayer only play 24 kbps? When I search for Howard I get several choices and one of them is 128. Sounds like good quality to me, but my old ears ain't what they used to be. lol
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    Gotta love Pandora
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    DroidLive is ok if you don't mind if you hear a station you don't like the song on, you can't skip to the next song. I have the DroidLive Lite and I can also get the Howard station if I wanted to. I also don't find him funny and didn't shed a tear when he abandoned the FM dial. Just wanted to make it clear that if you must hear Howard, you don't need to buy DroidLive.
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    I find Pandora works great and the quality is good.
    Pandora could make us all pay $4 for a little better app but they didn't and therefore Pandora is awesome! : )
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    I love Pandora....Hard to get radio stations in the Bldg I work in, and none work where my desk is. I plug my speakers in and listen most of the night between Pandora for my favorite artists and I also listen to IRadio.
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    +10 on the Howard Stern comment
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    One vote for Slacker Radio.
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    DroidLive is awesome. Could use a widget and larger buffering though.
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    Another vote for Pandora

    fyi ,, When Pandora is playing go to "preferences" ,, You can set the audio quality to "high" .
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    I've been giving last FM a chance lately but I always find myself going back to Pandora. It just seems to know me and what mood I am in.
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    Pandora is good, but I notice on a custom channel it plays the same 4 or 5 groups over and over again. I use Slacker mostly now and it appears to have a bigger playlist.
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    shoot i have pandora AND droidlive...along with iheartradio and last.fm

    all free, all awesome...so why choose? this is the whole point of android..

    it's literally impossible to not find something to listen to between those 4 (5 if i decide to download slacker again, but i'll have nothing to do with an app that erases even one persons anything) and my own music from the sd card...
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    Pandora FTW.

    From a computer you can really tune each station exactly how you want it. SOO many things you can do past the simple stuff.

    Spend some time messing with it and it will reward you.
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    I use pandora for music streaming, but I use stream furious for podcast and shoutcast streaming. I choose streamfurious over droidlive, due to its rss podcast feature.