Pros -Clean, simple interface
-Custom stations allow you to change how familiar the related bands are to your chosen 'seed' band/style
-NO ANNOYING ADS!
-Fast station switching/scanning
Cons I haven't seen a way to 'seed' multiple inputs/bands to widen the styles
Summary so as the CNET editor states, this is like real radio mixed with Pandora and TuneIn. While there are ads on the 'live' stations they're not obnoxious like Pandora. Pandora must really be pushing their users to suscribe given their ads are so in your face and obnoxious, coming to iHeartRadio is so refreshing it's amazing! On your custom stations, there's no ads that I've seen.
I'm now a believer and switching completely from Pandora to iHeartRadio.
Pros It's free.
Cons Nothing new. Same old mainstream stations, nothing obscure or international.