pianobar Alternatives

    pianobar is described as '“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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are seven alternatives to pianobar for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Pandora, which is free. Other great apps like pianobar are Hermes (Free, Open Source), Pithos (Free, Open Source), Pandorita (Free, Open Source) and PandaBar (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

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      Pandora Radio is a free (ad-supported) internet radio founded in 2000. Using the Music Genome Project, over 400 attributes of songs are analyzed in order to personalize radio stations from music you like.
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    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      No longer maintained.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.
      • 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.
    2. 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.
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    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 Pandora.com internet radio service.

      Discontinued

      site is gone

    4. PandoraBrowse is a mini-browser for Pandora that allows you to minimize the music service to the task bar.
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