How to Use on an Android Tablet

Tap the Pandora app on your Android tablet to launch Pandora and start listening.

Sign in
Create a New Account
Create Station
Edit Stations & Add Variety
Edit Shuffle
View Bios and Lyrics
Bookmarks
I'm Tired Of This Track
Delete a station
Adjust the volume
Run Pandora in the background
Pause the music or skip a song while Pandora is running in the background
Change the Audio Quality
Quit Pandora
Change Account Info
Explicit Filter
Sleep Timer
Alarm Clock
Sign out
Uninstall Pandora

Signing in 

Enter the email address and password you used to register with Pandora. If you do not know your password, tap "Forgot Password?" (you can also click here). You will receive a password-reset email to your registered Pandora email address.

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Creating a New Account 

Tap "Register for Free." Fill in all required fields, check acknowledgment of our Terms of Service, and tap "Register."

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Create Station
Tap on the "Create a New Station" search bar that is located at the top left corner. 
You can then type the name of an Artist, Song or Genre in the text-box. The search should bring up a list of similar names that you can choose from. 

Also from the initial search screen, you can view and select our curated genre stations after tapping "Create a New Station". Instead of typing out a name in the search box, tap on the "Browse Genre Stations" option that appears underneath it.

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Edit Stations and Add Variety
To edit the currently playing station select "Options" under station name. For other stations, touch and hold station name until a context menu appears. Then select "Station Details." 
To add new artist or song seeds select "Add Variety" located at the bottom of your list of seeds.
 
To remove "Seeds" or "Thumbs" ratings, touch and hold the artist or song name, then select "Delete." Thumbs will return to the neutral pot.

To edit the station name or description, select "Edit" under the station name, and click "Save" when you are done with the changes.

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Edit Shuffle
Tap "Shuffle" located at the top of the station list. The stations currently being mixed in your Shuffle are shown with a check box.  You can select or unselect as many stations as you'd like.
When you are finishing selecting stations to shuffle, tap "Save."

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View Bios and Lyrics
Directly beneath the album artwork, tap "Show More" to expand lyrics, artist biographies, and view features of the track.
*This feature may not be available outside the U.S.

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Bookmarks
Tap the ellipses below the album artwork. Select Bookmark.

To view past likes and bookmarks, tap the menu icon in the upper right and select Profile (if in landscape mode, tap the silhouette). Tap on either the Likes or Bookmarks button.

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I'm Tired Of This Track
You can find the option to select "I'm tired of this track" by tapping on the ellipses button below the album art.

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Deleting a station 
To delete the currently playing station select “Options” under station name. For other stations, touch and hold station name until a context menu appears.
 
Then select “Delete Station."

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Adjust the volume   
Pandora's volume is linked to the main Android volume. Use the hardware volume buttons on the edge of the Android tocontrol the volume on Pandora.

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Running Pandora in the background
While Pandora is playing, tap the home key to return to your home screen and select another app. Pandora will continue to play music in the background. 

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Pause or skip the music while Pandora is in the background
Tap the "Recent Apps" button or the notification shade, and Pandora should be listed in the ongoing apps. Tap on Pandora, and it will reopen to the Now Playing screen, allowing you to pause, skip, or give a thumbs up/down.

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Changing the Audio Quality
Tap the menu icon in the top right, select Settings (if in landscape, tap the gear), then select Advanced.

Under Cell Network Audio Quality check the box for High Quality or uncheck for Normal Quality audio.

We recommend you only check High Quality when you have a strong connection to your cellular-data network. WiFi connections automatically support higher quality audio.

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Quit Pandora
Tap the "Recent Apps" button or the notification shade, and find Pandora in the list of backgrounded apps that will appear in the list.

Swipe your finger left or right over the Pandora app to completely close it. This will stop it from running in the background.

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Change Account Info
To update your account information, tap the menu icon in the top right corner and tap Settings (if in landscape mode, tap the gear).
 
From there, tap Account and you can update all of your account information (including your email address and password). When you’re finished making your changes, tap on the “Save” button.

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Explicit Filter
Tap the menu icon in the top right and select Settings (if in landscape mode, tap the gear). Then tap Account.
Once you are in the account screen, you can change the "Allow Explicit Content" option to "off" to filter explicit content (select "on" if you wish to allow explicit content).

Be sure to tap "Save" when you’re finished.

Enabling this filter will limit Pandora to playing music that could play on daytime broadcast radio.  Note that this can only be applied to the entire account and NOT specific stations.  Once set, this will restrict explicit content for that account on all devices, as well.

 

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Sleep Timer

Tap the button in top right of your screen to open up the Menu, then select Settings.

Tap Sleep Timer and select how many minutes you'd like the timer to wait before it pauses your station.

If you do not see the sleep timer option, you may want to update the Pandora app, and try again.

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Alarm Clock

Check out our blog posting here to find out how to set up sleep timer for your Android Tablet.

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Sign Out

 
Tap the menu icon in the top right corner and select Settings (if in landscape mode, tap the gear). Your email address will be displayed next to the Account.

At the bottom of the Settings menu, tap "Sign Out."

Then you'll be able to sign in with a different email address and Pandora password.

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Uninstalling Pandora

From the home screen, tap Apps then Settings.
Scroll down, then tap Application Manager.
Find and select Pandora in the list of apps, then tap "Uninstall."

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**You should always sign out of Pandora before you sell, return or loan your Android tablet to anyone, as wiping the tablet or changing your Pandora password may not break the association between your account and that device.




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