If you have a subscription to Pandora’s One service, you can download a desktop client for your Windows or Mac computer. You can also find apps for Android and iOS, as well as a Windows modern app in the Microsoft Store.
But if you’re a Linux user, you’re out of luck. There’s no official Pandora app for the operating system. However, there’s a workaround you can use.
Called Pithos, the app is much less resource-intensive than the web version of Pandora. It runs on Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch Linux, and can also be installed via Flathub as a Flatpak. Let’s look at the installation process for each distro in more detail.
How to Install Pithos on Ubuntu
To install Pithos on Ubuntu, you need to use a PPA (Personal Package Archives) repo. Doing so ensures you will always receive the app’s latest updates in a timely fashion.
To install the app, open the terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install pithos
How to Install Pithos on Fedora
Fedora users can install the official RPM that’s available from RPM Fusion. To install the app, type the commands below:
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-X.noarch.rpm -y sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-X.noarch.rpm -y sudo dnf install pithos
Note: Replace release-X with the version of Fedora that you are using.
How to Install Pithos on Arch Linux
Although the Pithos developers don’t advertise it, you can install the app via the Arch User Repository. You will need to use the Pacman package manager inside the terminal. To get started, just use the commands below:
sudo pacman -S git git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/pithos.git cd pithos makepkg -si
How to Install Pithos as a Flatpak
If you have Flatpak running on your Linux distro, you can install Pithos via Flathub. Here are the commands you will need:
sudo flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo sudo flatpak install flathub io.github.Pithos
If you’re not sure whether you should sign up for Pandora or use a different service, check out our list of free Pandora alternatives.