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How to Listen to Pandora in Kodi

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Sometimes you just want to fire up Pandora on your stereo, without having to plug in your phone or enable Bluetooth. If you’re a Kodi user, you’ve probably wondered if there’s a Pandora add-on for your home theater PC.

Sadly, there isn’t one in the official repository. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use Pandora in Kodi: it just means you need to do some digging. An add-on named Pandoki does the job admirably. Here’s how to set it up.

How to Install Pandoki in Kodi

First, head to this thread on the official Kodi forum and download the “repo download”, so you can get automatic updates later. Next, open Kodi and head to Settings > Addons, and make sure that “Unknown Sources” is enabled.

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With that done, we can head to Addons on the home screen, then select “Install from zip file.”

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Browse your hard drive until you find the ZIP file you downloaded earlier, then select it.

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Wait for the repository to install, then head to “Install from repository. ”

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The plugin you’re looking for is in the “gominoa” repository, which you just installed. You’ll find it under “Music addons.”

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Install that add-on and we’re just about ready to get started. You’ll first need to open the add-on’s settings to enter your Pandora username and password.

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If you’re a Pandora One subscriber, make sure you also toggle that option.

How to Use Pandoki in Kodi

Open up Pandoki and you will see all of your Pandora stations.

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Select a station and playback will begin.

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Everything takes place within Kodi’s default interface, meaning navigation is easy. If you want to hear a song again, you can: just head back to that song and select it.

And that’s about it! There are a few things you can configure in the add-on’s settings, including what order your channels show up in and how many songs show up in a given playlist, but for the most part this is very straightforward. Enjoy listening to your radio on your stereo.

Justin Pot is a technology writer and enthusiast who lives in Portland, Oregon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, if you want. You don't have to.

  • Published 02/17/17

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