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Songza sets itself apart from Pandora (pictures)

Songza may be a streaming-radio service, but it's different from Pandora. We take a look at this unique app that offers playlists for your daily activities.

Jaymar Cabebe
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
Jaymar Cabebe
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Happy Friday

Based on the current time and day, Songza's Concierge takes a guess at what activity you might be engaged in. Of course, if none of these fits, you can easily bypass them with the drop-down up top.
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So you're going for a walk, eh...

I told Songza I was going for an Epic Walk and the app prodded me for just a bit more info before it could provide me with the perfect playlist recommendations.
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Et voila

Based on the info I provided, Songza thought I might enjoy walking to the bass-filled beats of East Coast rappers from the mid-'90s. Songza was right.
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Tell me more

Drill down to the playlist information page to get a description, the number of songs included, artists included, and similar playlists.
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Just browsing

Hit the Explore button in the drop-down to browse through playlists across a number of different categories.
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Beyond the Concierge

Songza also lets you sift through playlists based on their popularity.
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Vote it up

Give a track a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and Songza will use that to recalibrate its recommendations. Here, I'm letting the app know how much I love the '90s R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe.
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Not so fast

Songza limits you to six skips per station per hour.
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Tearin' up the gym

If you're looking for hits from the '90s that will pump you up for the gym, then Songza has got you covered.

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