TV has commercials, yet we pay the cable TV company for the privilege of watching. Radio is free but prefer internet radio and need to pay someone for internet access.
The part I like best about Pandora internet radio is the price tag. It’s free up to 40 hours a week (and if you’re listening to Pandora more than that you need another kind of help). I don’t know if Pandora makes any money but I’m not investing more than 99-cents in a Pandora app.
Fortunately, that’s the price tag on Fury, yet another Pandora Menubar app.
Fury is like having a browser window dedicated to Pandora.
Use the built-in media keys on your Mac’s keyboard to control the music flow (also works with the Apple Remote).
Otherwise, there’s keyboard shortcuts, Growl notifications, and a nice display list of what’s Now Playing.
Controls are simple, too. Click play to play, forward to advance, like or not. There’s even room for album art. Sans the app, controls and selections are also available in the Menubar with a click.
At 99-cents, Fury is pretty decent and works with both free and paid Pandora accounts. My concern is that some of these so-called free media content services may not be around in a few years without some way of making money, so not spending much for an app is a good thing.