What smart assistant do you have?

First time using Pandora with Amazon Alexa? Everything you need to know about how to enjoy and personalize your stations can be found right there.

With a few simple steps, you can start your hands-free listening and music discovery. Amazon Alexa also works with Pandora Plus so you have more control of your music than ever.


How do I set up Pandora for Alexa?

It’s easy to connect your Pandora account to Alexa. Simply follow the steps below and start asking Alexa for your favorite stations. New to Pandora? No problem--it’s easy to create an account and get your music going.

  1. Launch the Alexa app and tap the Menu button in the top left corner.
  2. Then tap on Music & Books and Pandora. From the Pandora registration page, tap “Link your account now."
    • For new listeners, choose “Create a Pandora Account” and complete the registration form.
    • For current listeners, choose “I have a Pandora Account” and enter your Pandora email address and password.
  3. You’re done! Your station list will appear on the Alexa app and Alexa can play your stations.

My account is set up...now what?

Let’s get the music going with a few basic requests.

Request a station:
“Alexa, play ___ station on Pandora.”

Create a station:
“Alexa, create a [artist] station on Pandora.”

Personalize your station with your thumbs:
“Alexa, Thumb up this song," or
"Alexa, Thumb down this song.”

Not feeling this song?:
“Alexa, skip this song.”

Need a quick break?
“Alexa, pause music.”

Ready to continue listening?
“Alexa, play music”

Crank the volume up (or down):
“Alexa, volume up," or
"Alexa, volume down.”

Love this new song?
“Alexa, what is playing?”
or "Alexa, what song is this?"

All done?:
“Alexa, stop music”

So how do I make sure Alexa plays my Pandora stations?

Setting Pandora as the default music service is the easiest way to access your favorite stations. Once set to default, you can make requests without saying “....on Pandora”.

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap “Settings.”
  2. Select “Music and Media and then tap the “Choose Default Music Service” button.
  3. Select “Pandora” as the “Default station service.”

I've subscribed to Pandora Plus/Premium... what do I get?

Pandora Plus and Premium users enjoy ad-free through Alexa-enabled speakers. Full on-demand support is coming soon.

First time using Pandora with Google Assistant? Everything you need to know about how to enjoy and personalize your stations can be found right there.

With a few simple steps, you can start your hands-free listening and music discovery. Google Assistant also works with Pandora Plus so you have more control of your music than ever.


How do I set up Pandora for Assistant?

It’s easy to connect your Pandora account to Assistant. Simply follow the steps below and start asking Alexa for your favorite stations. New to Pandora? No problem--it’s easy to create an account and get your music going.

  1. Open the Google Home app and tap the Menu button the top left corner of the Home screen.
  2. Then tap Music and LINK.
    • For new listeners, choose Sign Up and complete the registration form.
    • For existing listeners, choose sign in and enter your Pandora email and password.
  3. You’re done! Assistant can play your stations.

My account is set up...now what?

Let’s get the music going with a few basic requests.

Request a station:
“Ok Google, play ___ station on Pandora.”

Create a station:
“Ok Google, create a [artist] station on Pandora.”

Personalize your station with your thumbs:
“Ok Google, Thumb up this song," or
"Ok Google, Thumb down this song.”

Hear your greatest hits:
“Okay Google, play my Thumbprint Radio on Pandora.”

Not feeling this song?:
“Ok Google, skip” or
“Ok Google, next song”

Need a quick break?
“Ok Google, pause the music.”

Ready to continue listening?
“Ok Google, continue playing.”

Crank the volume up (or down):
“Ok Google, turn it up," or
"Ok Google, turn it down.”

Set the tone with a genre, mood or activity:
“Ok Google, play music for cooking on Pandora”
or "Ok Google, play a hip hop station on Pandora"

All done?:
“Ok Google, stop the music”

So how do I make sure Assistant plays my Pandora stations?

Setting Pandora as the default music service is the easiest way to access your favorite stations. Once set to default, you can make requests without saying “....on Pandora”.

  1. Open the Google Home app and tap the Menu button the top left corner of the Home screen.
  2. Select Music and tap the radio button to the left of the service.

I've subscribed to Pandora Plus/Premium... what do I get?

Pandora Plus and Premium users enjoy ad-free through Assistant-enabled speakers. Full on-demand support is coming soon.