Pandora Launches Native Mac App, Windows Support Coming

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos with 7 Comments

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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7 responses to “Pandora Launches Native Mac App, Windows Support Coming”

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    Brazbit

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

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    Wizzwith

    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.

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    Daekar

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

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    JimP

    Pandora already has a Windows desktop app, or at least they used to.

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