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Pandora on Google Home: Command Your Life’s Soundtrack

Pandora listeners now have access to their own voice-activated, in-house DJ. The highly anticipated Google Home gives you the freedom to play, skip, thumb, and replay your music… simply with the power of your voice. Whether you’re hanging with friends in the living room, making a snack in the kitchen, folding laundry in the bedroom, or you’re just a little too tired to roll over to where your phone is charging (hey, we aren’t judging), you can now control your music hands-free.

So, how does it work? Simply start by saying “Ok, Google,” followed by an artist or station request such as, “Play my Thumbprint Radio” or “Play Today’s Hits.” While you’re jamming out, you can thumb up and down, skip, and create new stations all by just speaking to the device. Pandora Plus listeners will also be able to replay their favorite tracks by asking Google Home to “Play it again.”

If you have Chromecast Audio or Chromecast built-in speakers, you can even manage playback on these devices by asking Google Home. Want to learn more about Google Home? Check it out here.

In addition to our Google Home integration, Pandora is available in over 1700 connected devices spanning TVs, game consoles, streaming players, and more. Check out all of the awesome ways you can listen to Pandora by visiting