PandaBar Alternatives

    PandaBar is described as 'Play Pandora from your Mac menu bar. A native app for Mac that stays in your menu bar (and doesn't clutter your dock while it's running). Allows you to control song playback and give your songs thumbs up/down ratings' and is a Music Streaming Service in the Audio & Music category. There are seven alternatives to PandaBar for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is pianobar, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PandaBar are Hermes (Free, Open Source), Pithos (Free, Open Source), PianoPub (Free) and Pandorita (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2019

    1. “pianobar” is a free/open-source, console-based replacement for Pandora ’s flash player. Create, delete, rename stations and add more music. Rate and temporary ban tracks as well as move them to another station. “Shared stations”, last.
    2. Fast - Hermes beats Flash, hands down. Free - Even if you don’t subscribe to Pandora One, Hermes is and always will be open source and free for everyone.


      No longer maintained. Last release in March 2017.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Pithos is a Pandora client for the GNOME Desktop. The official Flash-based client is a CPU hog, and Pianobar is command-line only. Neither integrate with the desktop very well, missing things like media key support and song notifications.
    3. Pianopub is a free Pandora internet radio player for OS X. It is a port of Pianobar, so please support the original developers. It is for use with your account from the internet radio service.


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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Pandorita is a native Mac OS X client for the internet radio service Pandora. It is written entirely in Cocoa, and built to be lightweight, easy to use, and fully functional. Internally it uses the amazing pianobar library to communicate with Pandora's server.

    4. PandoraBrowse is a mini-browser for Pandora that allows you to minimize the music service to the task bar.
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    5. Android remote control for pianobar ( Pandora radio) running on any Linux or Mac computer.
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