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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