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How to Use on an Android Phone

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2014 06:21PM PST
Tap the Pandora app on your Android phone to launch Pandora and start listening.
 

Signing in with an existing Pandora account: 

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 'I forgot my password.' You will receive a password-reset email to your registered Pandora email address.) 

Signing in without an existing Pandora account: 

Tap 'I am new to Pandora.' Fill in all required fields, check acknowledgment of our terms of service, and tap 'Create Account Now.'

Create Station

From the Now Playing screen, touch the menu icon in the upper right corner and select "New Station." Choosing Artist or Song will create a new station from what is currently playing. Choose Search to enter a different Artist or Song for your new station.

You can also create a station while on your Station list, by tapping the "Create a New Station" search bar that is located at the top of page,then typing the name of an Artist or Song in the text-box. The search should auto-complete; however, you can also press the blue "Search" button once you're done typing to find a list of relevant artists or songs.


To view and select our curated genre stations in-app, tap on the "Browse Genre Stations" option that appears underneath the search field.

Edit Stations

To edit stations on your Android phone first visit to your Stations list (from the Now Playing screen touch the back arrow located in upper left to get there).
 
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.

 

Edit Shuffle

 

First return to the Stations list.
 
Touch and hold ‘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.

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

 
Press the Play icon at the top of the screen to return to the Now Playing screen.

 

View Lyrics and Bios in Backstage Area

 

From the now playing screen, touch the album artwork.  

From there you can:

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

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

 

Return to the Stations tab

 

If you are on the ‘Now playing’ screen, touch the back arrow in the upper left (near the Pandora icon). Then select the ‘Stations’ tab.
 
Press the Play icon at the top of the screen to return to the Now Playing screen.


Add Variety

If you are in the Now Playing screen, first return to the Stations tab.

To add variety to the currently playing station, touch "Add Variety" under the station name. Type in the name of the artist or composer, and tap the magnifying search for a more advanced search.

To add seeds to a station you are not listening to, touch and hold the station name. Select "Station Details" then touch "Add Variety" located at the end of your list of seeds.

 

Bookmarking an Artist

 

From the Now Playing Screen, tap the list icon in the upper right. Tap Bookmark.

To view likes and bookmarks, go to your Profile tab and tap on either the Likes or Bookmarks button.


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.

 

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 select “Options” under station name. For other stations, touch and hold station name until a context menu appears.

Then select “Delete Station.”

 

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.

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. 

 

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. 

You can also pull down the notification shade, and tap on Pandora to access these controls as well. 

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.

Changing the Audio Quality:

Go to the Settings tab, then select 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.

Change Account Info

To update your account information, go to the Settings tab.

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.

Explicit Filter

Under the Settings tab, 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.

 

Using the Alarm Clock:

You can now wake up to your favorite Pandora station on your Android phone with the new Alarm Clock feature! Includes snooze options and a separate volume setting.  Find step by step instructions with screenshots here.



Signing out of Pandora to use a different account:*  

Go to the Settings tab. Your email address will be displayed in the menu next to Account.

At the bottom of the Settings menu, you'll see the option to Sign out of the current account.

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

Uninstalling Pandora: 

From the home screen, press the menu key and select Settings then Applications.

Select Manage Applications.

Scroll down and select Pandora, then "Uninstall."


*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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