Pandora Launches a Native Desktop App

MakeUseOf | 5/21/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Pandora has finally released a native desktop app. Pandora for Mac is available right now, with Pandora for Windows coming soon. While the Pandora desktop app isn’t yet as fully featured as the mobile app, it beats using Pandora through a web browser.

This is the first time Pandora has offered a native desktop app, with third-party apps previously filling the void. As detailed on the Pandora Blog, the Pandora desktop gives you (almost) everything you’re used to from the mobile app, as well as a few new features:

Keyboard - Pause - Replay - Skip - Shuffle

Keyboard controls to play, pause, replay, skip, shuffle, and thumbs-up and thumbs-down songs.

On-screen notifications that detail the music (including the artist, album, and song) that’s currently playing.

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App-based controls for the new Pandora Modes feature. Pandora Modes lets you customize the music you hear using selectable “modes”.

Pandora for Mac is available across all tiers. The only prerequisite is macOS 10.10 and above. Pandora for Windows is still being worked on, with Pandora asking everyone to “stay tuned for the launch of our new Pandora desktop app for Windows!”

Thing - Pandora - Desktop - App - Podcasts

The one thing currently missing from the Pandora desktop app is podcasts. Which is...
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