You can create a "radio" station with the name of an author, genre, or song as the title and it will play music like it on that station. You can create more than one station, too. But you can't request a song and expect to play that song right that minute. Btw, they will play commercials unless you buy Pandora One, which is commercial-free. If you deal with the commercials, Pandora is free. You can skip songs but it limits how many you skip per hour. Overall, it's a free radio station that plays what you want to hear.