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How to Use on an Android Device
Below you'll find a guide to using ad-supported Pandora and Pandora Plus. If you're looking for help with Pandora Premium, please go here.
Create a New Account
View Bios and Lyrics in Backstage Area
Return to the Stations List
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
Change Audio Quality
Change Account Info
Using the Sleep Timer
Using the Alarm Clock
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 will receive a password-reset email to your registered Pandora email address.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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 are elsewhere in the app, tap the menu icon in the upper left corner and select Stations.
Go to your Station List. Pull down your station list until you see Recent and A-Z sorting options. Tap the option you prefer.
To add variety to the currently playing station, tap the three dots next to the station name > Station Details > Add Variety. Search for the artist or track you wish to add as a seed for that station.
To add variety to any other station, touch and hold the station name until a context menu appears > Station Details > Add Variety. Search for the artist or track you wish to add as a seed for that station.
To bookmark the currently playing track, tap the album art of the track. Select the three dots on the right and tap Bookmark.
Viewing Bookmarks is no longer accessible on the mobile platform.
For now, you can view and edit your bookmarks on a computer under My Profile, organized by album, track or artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navigate to your Recent Apps, tap on Pandora, and it will reopen to the Now Playing screen, allowing you to pause, skip, or give a thumbs up/down.
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.
From the Stations List, tap the menu icon > Settings > Account. When you’re finished making your changes, tap on the Save button.
Go to Settings > Account.
Toggle the Allow Explicit Content button to the left (grey = off) to filter explicit content; toggle the button to the right (blue = 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.
From the Station List, tap the menu icon > Settings > Sleep Timer. Select how many minutes you'd like the timer to wait before it pauses your station.
To set your alarm, go to your Station List, tap the menu icon, and select Settings. Then tap Alarm Clock. If you'd like more step by step instructions, click here
Go to your Recent Apps, then swipe your finger left or right over the Pandora app to completely close it. This will stop it from running in the background.
Alternatively, you can quit the app while Pandora is in the background by opening the notification shade on your device (if this feature is available on your phone), using a "swipe-down" gesture from the top of your screen. Tap the "X" on the top right corner of the Pandora notification box to close it.
Go to your Stations List. Tap the menu icon > Settings > Sign out.
Go to your Android's Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Pandora > Uninstall.
*You should always sign out of Pandora before you sell, return or loan your Android device to anyone, as wiping the device or changing your Pandora password may not break the association between your account and that device.
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