Yes, it’s possible. With this simple browser extension for Google Chrome, you can listen to Pandora without ads and without having to click “I’m still listening” after every hour.
The practice of removing ads from free copyrighted content is a controversial topic. Many people are strongly against it. I’m against the majority of ad-blocking services, but there’s something about uninterrupted, commercial-free music that I love. Commercials don’t usually bother me, but when I’m writing, working out, or doing anything else where I’m “in the zone,” audio commercials get me out of my flow.
RadioEnhancer is a plugin for Google Chrome that removes advertisements from Pandora’s new interface and improves existing Pandora functions.
- Remove most visual advertisements
- Notifications for song changes with integrated player controls
- Auto-mute audio ads
- Song tracker bar on notification window
- Last.fm scrobbling
- Remove video ads
- Selectable lyrics with “copy to clipboard” link
- Skip “Are you still listening?” dialog
- Remove “helpful” tooltips
- Remove header “ribbons”
- Remove promobox (left side under station list)
- Extend station listing (to take up the full length)
- Notifications for “Still Listening?” skip and video ad removal
- Customizable notification display length
- Pandora’s volume icon (next to player controls) toggles mute on/off
I let Pandora play all day today, and it didn’t play a single ad or stop to ask if I’m still listening.
RadioEnhancer is very easy to set up and use and has some really great features that let you enjoy your music continuously without listening to annoying ads.
You can install the plugin here.
Do you use RadioEnhancer? If so, what’s your favorite feature? And what are your thoughts on extensions like this that border on the illegal? Let us know in the comments section below.