Pandora Launched Desktop App for Mac

Pandora announced that the Pandora desktop app for Mac is available now. The Windows version is “coming soon”.

Today, we’re excited to launch our new Pandora desktop app for Mac for listeners across all tiers of service who like to enjoy their personalized Pandora experience on their computers.

The Pandora desktop app gives users full-featured access to Pandora right from their Mac. It solves the problem of having to flip through browser tabs.

New features have also been added:

  • Keyboard controls that let you play, pause, replay, skip, shuffle, or thumb up/thumb down songs right from your keyboard.
  • On-screen song notifications that graphically display the artists albums, and song titles for the music that’s currently playing.
  • App-based controls for Pandora’s new Pandora Modes feature, which lets you customize the music you hear on your Pandora stations using selectable “modes” including Crowd Faves, Deep Cuts, Newly-Released, Artist Only, and more.

Mac users can download the Pandora desktop app for Mac now. It requires macOS version 10.10 and above. Pandora says “stay tuned” for the launch of their new Pandora desktop app for Windows.

The information about the app doesn’t specifically say anything about podcasts, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the desktop app will exclude them. It has been said that Pandora (and Spotify) are hoping that podcasts will increase their revenue. Unlike music, podcasts can be streamed without requiring a company to pay for licensing fees.