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How to Listen to Pandora on Android TV

by Natalie

Pandora is a freemium-based music streaming service available only in the United States. The Pandora app is available for Android TV under the name of Pandora Music for TV. You can install the Pandora app on your Android TV with TV OS 5.0 and above. If you are using the older version, you can update your Android TV to get the app. Apart from installing, you can cast the app using your smartphone or sideload the app on your TV using third-party installers.


Pandora features different genres such as Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Country, Latin, Dance & Electronic, and Rock. Sign-up for a new account and get a valid subscription to enjoy premium benefits on your Android TV.

Subscription Plans

Pandora offers free and paid subscription plans depending on the user’s requirements.

Pandora Plans
  • Pandora Free
  • Pandora Plus – $4.99 / month
  • Pandora Premium – $9.99 / month

Get any of these subscription plans from the Pandora website.

How to Listen to Pandora Music on Android TV

#1. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android TV’s App screen.

Play Store

#2. Navigate to the search bar to type Pandora and tap the Search icon.

Search for Pandora app

#3. From the suggestions list, click on the Pandora app.

#4. Click the Install button to get the app.

#5. Once the installation is complete, tap the Open button to launch the app.

Apart from this conventional method, you can also use your Android smartphone to install the Pandora app on your Android TV. Open the Play Store and search for the Pandora app. Click the This Device drop-down button and choose Android TV. Now, select the Pandora Music for TV app and tap the Install button on the next screen.

How to Activate Pandora on Android TV

#1. Open the Pandora app and click the Log In button.

#2. You will get the activation code. Note down the code.

#3. Now, go to the Pandora activation website (https://www.pandora.com/activate).

#4. Enter the code and click the Activate Now button.

Activate Pandora on Android TV

#5. Now, click the I have a Pandora Account and sign in with your account.

#6. Then, enter your favorite artist name or song to get personalized recommendations. Then, click the Create Station button. On the next screen, you can add more artists and songs.

#7. After that, you will get the All Done webpage. Now, the Pandora app will be linked to your account.

#8. You can listen to all your favorite songs on your TV.

How to Use Pandora on Android TV

#1. The Pandora home screen will appear on the screen with various stations.

#2. Select My Station > Create a station for creating a personalized station.

Pandora Station on Android TV

#3. By using the search tab, you can find your favorite songs easily.

Search for Pandora songs

#4. Select the title you want and listen to it on your Android TV.

Play Pandora songs on Android TV

#5. Go to the Settings menu to change the audio quality and to sign out of Pandora.

How to Cast Pandora on Android TV

Using the Pandora app on your smartphone, you can cast the app on your TV.

#1. Install the Pandora app on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

#2. Make sure both your smartphone and Android TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

#3. Open the Pandora app and select a song.

#4. On the bottom screen, click on the Cast button.

Cast the Pandora app

#5. You will get a list of available devices. Select your Android TV.

#6. Now, it will cast the song on your Android TV.

How to Use Pandora Outside the US

Pandora is available only in the US. You cannot download the Pandora app outside the US due to geo-restriction. In that situation, you have to sideload the app on Android TV using a third-party app called Downloader.

#1. Open Google Play Store.

#2. Click on the Search Bar, enter Downloader and search for it.

#3. Select Downloader from the suggestions and click on Install.

#4. Once installed, navigate to the home screen and open Settings.

Click Device Preferences on the settings menu

#5. Tap on Device Preferences and click Security & Restrictions.

Sideload Pandora on Android TV

#6. Select unknown sources and enable the feature for the Downloader app.

Enable Unknown Sources for Downloader

#7. Open the Downloader app on Android TV and click on Allow if the pop-up appears to access your files.

#8. Tap on the URL field and enter the Pandora Android TV APK URL (https://rb.gy/tjyf2). Click on the Go button to download the APK file.

Enter Pandora Android TV APK URL

#9. Once downloaded, click the Install button the get the Pandora app on your Android TV.

#10. After it gets installed, you will see a pop-up to delete the installation file.

#11. Click Delete to remove the apk.

#12. Now, launch a VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN or NordVPN. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store.

#13. Connect to the US server.

#14. Now open the Pandora app and listen to your favorite songs and podcasts.

Supported Android TVs

Android Televisions that are compatible with the Pandora app are

  • Sony Smart TV
  • MI Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

Android TV boxes also support installing the Pandora application.

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Mi Box
  • DIRECTV Stream
  • Epson


Can the Pandora app connect to Alexa?

Yes, you can link the Alexa platform with the Pandora app and control it with your voice commands. But, the feature is not available for the Android TV app.

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