No. It’s free with ads, regardless of skipping, but free accounts also have a skip limit per x amount of time.
However, I pay the 15 bucks a month for the family plan.
You can pack 5 additional accounts onto your account and everyone can have as much pandora as they want.
Regular premium (pay 10 bucks a month) has a limit of one device without ads per account at a time, so if you want to have music on your phone and still have music available back home, the premium isn’t good.
However, all paid accounts come with goodies.
Endless skipping, playlist making, play on demand any licensed song (not all artists license all their music to pandora for impulse play; might be licensed for radio/random play, but not on-demand…most do, though), and they just added podcasts not too long ago so you get that without ads as well.
The only thing I don’t like is the paid account phone app design sucks a lot for organization because, for whatever weird ass reason, unlike the free version, the paid version doesn’t have alphabetical sorting as an option…only most recent. Once you get a lot of stations made, this becomes a pain in the ass. I’m hoping they eventually fix it…it’s annoying.
Overall, though, I’ve had pandora since 2007 and I still love it.
I have it on all of our phones, tablets, cable tv boxes, apple tv box, and computers.