Pandora Launches Native Mac App, Windows Support Coming

Pandora is finally releasing a desktop app for its music-streaming service. The company native desktop app offers a pretty minimalistic experience for listening to music on your computer instead of accessing the service through your browser.

The new desktop app is only available to Mac users, to begin with, though Pandora plans to bring the new app to Windows in the near-future. In terms of the interface, the app seems to be quite stripped down when you compare it to something like Spotify. This is probably just the beginning and the app itself will likely grow over time, however.

There are some features “exclusive” to the desktop app, too, including:

  • Keyboard controls that let you play, pause, replay, skip, shuffle, or thumb up/down songs right from your computer keyboard.
  • On-screen song notifications that graphically display the artists, albums, and song titles for the music that’s currently playing.
  • App-based controls for our new Pandora Modes feature, which lets you customize the music you hear on your Pandora stations using selectable “modes” including Crowd Faves, Deep Cuts, Newly-Released, Artist Only, and more.

You can download the new Pandora desktop app for your Mac here. We’ll make sure to let you know once it comes to Windows.

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  • Brazbit

    20 May, 2019 - 2:21 pm

    <p>Coming to Windows in the near-future. As opposed to the Pandora App that has been on Windows since 03/21/2013?</p>

    • dontbe evil

      21 May, 2019 - 2:08 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#429416">In reply to Brazbit:</a></em></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">the author is a apple fanboy user, of course he doesn't know and doesn't want to know anything about MS, he just like to push his beloved company</span></p>

  • Wizzwith

    20 May, 2019 - 2:54 pm

    <p>Pandora has had a Windows desktop app since Pandora first launched. They've also had a UWP app for a long time – that runs on Windows desktop, Phone(!), and Xbox. The reporting on this site just gets worse and worse. </p>

    • dontbe evil

      21 May, 2019 - 1:42 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#429427">In reply to Wizzwith:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>"but but UWP is dead" (quote) /s</p><p><br></p><p>p.s.</p><p>the author is a apple fanboy user, of course he doesn't know and doesn't want to know anything about MS, he just like to push his beloved company</p>

  • Daekar

    21 May, 2019 - 6:23 am

    <p>Comments about the UWP app notwithstanding, it mystifies me that Pandora would be launching anything except a PWA. I wonder what their reasoning was?</p>

  • JimP

    21 May, 2019 - 9:15 am

    <p>Pandora already has a Windows desktop app, or at least they used to. </p>

    • dontbe evil

      21 May, 2019 - 10:12 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#429578">In reply to JimP:</a></em></blockquote><p>the author is too busy checking his shiny macbook</p>


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