As Pandora works to fulfill its mission to completely reinvent radio, we are always working on new ways to seamlessly deliver the best personalized radio experience in every possible listening environment.

Today, we’re excited to share that Pandora is now available on Chromecast, Google’s new TV-connected device that wirelessly delivers online audio and video entertainment to the biggest screen in the home.

pandora_chromecast_nowplaying_tvOwners of Chromecast can now wirelessly stream or Cast Pandora directly to the TV, using their smartphone or tablet as the remote control. Core Pandora functionality, such as Play, Pause, Thumb and Skip are all easily controlled via your mobile device for a seamless listening experience. The Pandora experience is delivered directly from the cloud to your TV, so once you send your favorite station to your TV, your mobile device is no longer required to keep the music going.

This launch is particularly exciting for us because it is a testament to the investment we made earlier this year in our platform. We believe the model of web standards-based apps running on the TV, controlled by a smartphone or tablet, is the winning formula for powering second screen experiences. The framework we built with allows us to quickly evolve the “10 foot” experience of Pandora with greater flexibility and speed than ever before.

Owners of the Chromecast device can start casting Pandora today by downloading version 5.0 of our Android or iOS mobile app via Google Play and the App Store. Just use the Cast button in the standard Pandora app to trigger one-touch streaming of your favorite personalized radio stations to your TV via Chromecast. Chromecast support is currently available for all Android smartphones and tablets in addition to iPhones, with support for iPads coming soon.

We hope you enjoy Pandora on Chromecast as much as we’ve enjoyed building it and as always, please let us know what you think.

Happy listening!


  1. Dan
    April 25, 2014 at 2:24pm
    What audio quality is used for Chromecast? Does the desktop Pandora One app support Chromecast?
    1. PandoraSupport
      April 29, 2014 at 10:37am
      @Dan The audio quality on Chromecast and all in-home devices is 128kbps audio. The Desktop app isn't supported by Chromecast. -Alyssa
      1. danx1000
        April 29, 2014 at 10:45am
        Thank you. It will be nice when/if the desktop app supports Chromecast - it will make it worth paying for the higher quality service.
  2. Marek
    April 30, 2014 at 7:32pm
    Sure hope you guys add desktop functionality for Chromecast. Streaming tabs from chrome doesn't work well at all with weird latency based pitch bending and crashing Chromecast. The mobile app is brilliant, but i'd like to see as elegant a solution as Netflix offers for streaming to Chromecast from desktops and windows 8 machines asap! ~Marek
  3. leo benkel
    October 25, 2014 at 2:03pm
    does it work from the webpage as well ?
    1. PandoraSupport
      October 26, 2014 at 8:28am
      Hey Leo! Please forward all of your questions to our support team here: -Kim
  4. Stephanie
    November 08, 2014 at 11:31pm
    Lg Google tv can no longer hear audio on Pandora but can hear on you tube, Google play,
    1. PandoraSupport
      November 09, 2014 at 8:27am
      Hi Stephanie! Email our support team directly and they'd be happy to take a look: -Kim
  5. J
    May 17, 2015 at 8:35am
    Just to reiterate what has already been said...Pandora needs burn in protection. It's little fading screensaver thing that it does is not enough. I get the Pandora logo temporarily burned into my tv often (I only leave Pandora on long enough to leave only minor burn in) This feature needs to be added because people can only play Pandora for only two hours max before burn in starts to occur. Please make this change.
  6. Walter
    August 29, 2015 at 3:52pm
    I can only get the cast button to show if I turn off mobile data. Being connected to wifi & mobile data the button disappears. Please fix. Tried downloading and reinstalling moblie app. Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 on Verizon.
    1. PandoraSupport
      August 30, 2015 at 1:16pm
      Please email our support team directly for assistance with this: -Kim
  7. Rayna F
    September 22, 2015 at 12:51pm
    Whenever i try to cast pandora on my tv it always says "unable to cast at this time" I always update it. I have the 6.2 version. Are you working on this?
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 22, 2015 at 1:34pm
      Hey Rayna - we're currently on Pandora 6.4. Could you please email us so we can take a look at your set up? -Kim
  8. Dezel
    July 12, 2016 at 10:20am
    Is casting still available on pandora for the Samsung Note5 please help
    1. PandoraSupport
      July 16, 2016 at 4:03pm
      Email our support team for some help: -Katie

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