How to Use on an Android Phone

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

Sign In
Create a New Account
Create Station
Edit Stations
Edit Shuffle
Edit Thumbs
View Bios and Lyrics in Backstage Area
Return to the Stations List
Sort Stations
Add Variety
Bookmarks
I'm Tired Of This Track
Deleting a station
Adjusting the volume
Running Pandora in the background
Pausing the music or skipping a song while Pandora is running in the background
Quit Pandora once it is running in the background
Change Audio Quality
Change Account Info
Explicit Filter
Using the Sleep Timer
Using the Alarm Clock
Sign out
Install Pandora Widget
Uninstall Pandora



Sign in


Tap I have a Pandora account, then 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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Create a New Account


After downloading and launching the Pandora app from your device's app store, select Sign Up. Fill in all required fields, check acknowledgment of our terms of service, and tap Sign Up.


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Create Station


From the Now Playing screen, go to the Station List by touching the back arrow in the upper left (near the Pandora icon) and selecting Stations.


Tap Create a New Station at the top of that screen. You can then type the name of an artist or song in the text box. The search should auto-complete; however, you can also press the magnifying glass on the keyboard once you're done typing to find a list of relevant artists and songs.


To view and select our curated genre stations or browse station recommendations, tap on the Browse Genre Stations option that appears underneath the initial search screen or Stations You Might Like, instead of typing out an artist or song in the search box.


Select the name of the station that you would like, and the station will be added to your list.


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Edit Stations


From the Now Playing screen, tap the three dots next to the station name to find Station Details for the currently playing station. To edit your other stations, touch and hold the station name until a context menu appears, then select Station Details.


You can also edit the currently playing station from the Now Playing screen by tapping the thumb symbol in the top right corner of the screen.


To remove seeds from your station, tap the three dots to the right of the seed name. To add new artist or song seeds, select Add Variety located at the bottom of your list of seeds.

If you want to edit the station name or description, scroll to the bottom and tap the pencil to the right of the station name.


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Edit Shuffle


You can edit the stations that are played in Shuffle mode from your Station List. From the Now Playing screen, you can go to the Station List by touching the back arrow in the upper left (near the Pandora icon).


Press and hold the Shuffle option at the top of your Station List. Once the Shuffle Options screen appears, the stations currently being mixed in your Shuffle will show up with check boxes. You can select or deselect as many stations as you'd like.


Touch the back arrow in the upper left again to save your changes and return to your station list.


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Edit Thumbs


To view and edit your thumbs up or down, select the corresponding thumbs icon, tap the three dots to the right of the track name and select "Remove Track.


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View Bios in Backstage Area


From the now playing screen, touch the album artwork. From there you can:

  • Read Artist bios*
  • View Lyrics*
  • See features of the track
  • Review and rate previously played songs

*This feature may not be available outside the U.S.


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Return to the Stations List


If you're on the screen that shows the currently playing song, touch the back arrow in the upper left (near the Pandora icon). Then select the Stations tab.


If you're elsewhere in the app, tap the menu icon in the upper left corner and select Stations.


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Sort Stations


Go to your Station List. Pull down your station list until you see Recent and A-Z sorting options. Tap the ption you prefer.


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Add Variety


You can add variety to your Pandora stations from your Android device by accessing the Station Details screen for the station you wish to edit.


From the Station List, you can find Station Details for the currently playing station by tapping the three dots next to the station name.


To edit any other station, touch and hold the station name until a context menu appears, then select Station Details.

Once you've opened Station Details, you can tap "Add Variety" in the Station Created From section beneath your seeds, and search for the artist or track you wish to add as a seed for that station.


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Bookmarks

To bookmark the currently playing track, tap the album art of the track. Select the three dots on the right and tap Bookmark.


To view your Bookmarks, return to the Station List. Tap the menu icon > Profile > Bookmarks.


To delete any unwanted Bookmarks, just touch and hold the title and select Delete.


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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 list icon in the upper right corner of the "Now Playing" screen.


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Deleting a station:


If you are in the Now Playing screen, tap the the back arrow in the upper left of the screen and return to the Station tab.


To delete the currently playing station tap the 3 Dots next to the station name, then tap Delete Station.


For other stations, touch and hold station name until a context menu appears. Then select Delete Station.


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Adjusting the volume:


Pandora's volume is linked to the main Android volume. Use the hardware volume buttons on the edge of the Android to control 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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Pausing the music or skipping a song while Pandora is running in the background:


Tap and hold the Home button, and a list of apps running in the background will appear. 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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Quit Pandora once it is running in the background:


Tap and hold the home button, 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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Changing the Audio Quality:


Go to the Stations List then tap the menu icon > Settings > Advanced.


Under Cell Network Audio Quality check the box for Higher Audio 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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