For the last six months or so we’ve been working hard to bring Pandora to the Windows Phone 8 audience. Happy to announce the day has finally come.

While of course Pandora on Windows Phone 8 features the same listening experience you’ve come to expect from us, we really wanted to embrace the unique features of the Windows Phone 8 platform. For example, you can pin your favorite stations directly to the Start screen. Even cooler, the tiles are live and show you what’s currently playing without having to actually launch the app. If you have kids, we’ve also integrated into what Microsoft calls “Kid’s Corner” – just launch Pandora from that starting point and we’ll make sure that no explicit content plays during that session.

Pandora_Start_live_low-res-02From a design perspective, we constantly strive to keep the Pandora user experience as easy and consistent as possible across an ever-increasing variety of platforms – computers, mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, cars, and more – all while taking into account the additional capabilities and design patterns of each individual platform. With its visually flat elements and unique panorama concept of navigation, designing for Windows Phone 8 while keeping our consistent Pandora aesthetic was an exciting challenge and we’re thrilled with the results.

To celebrate the latest addition to the Pandora mobile app family, you can listen on Windows Phone 8 ad-free at no cost for the rest of 2013, courtesy of Microsoft. Also, be sure to check out Microsoft’s blog for a video of Pandora on Windows Phone 8 and let us know what you think of the new app once you download it.

Get the app here.


  1. Jeff
    April 11, 2013 at 3:17pm
    what about windows 8 pcs and tablets? is there an app for those devices?
  2. Sam
    April 11, 2013 at 3:31pm
    This is great but what are your plans to release a BlackBerry update to support BB10?
  3. Soft Pro
    May 18, 2013 at 3:54am
    Nice app. Congratulations! what about windows 8 pcs and tablets? is there an app for those devices? Thanks.
  4. Soft Pro
    May 18, 2013 at 3:59am
    This is positive for anyone to reach to through mobile & mobile app, and its user friendly way.....
  5. Ken
    July 31, 2013 at 7:52am
    You guys rock! Any idea when/if you will support Alpine Head Units? That is why I still run the Android version, no "automotive" option on the win phone side.
  6. Antony Czech Republic
    January 09, 2014 at 11:15am
    It s really sad that it isn t available in other countries..... I m disappointed with wp8 store....
  7. Mark Lemon
    February 13, 2015 at 3:57am
    I have been a Pandora user for a couple years now and ran the Android app on my Motorola Defy. Now I have a Nokia Lumia 521 and I can not find the alarm feature on the Pandora app. Does it have one (and I'm blind) and if not, will it?
    1. PandoraSupport
      February 14, 2015 at 4:34pm
      Hi Mark, Sorry for the trouble. Currently, the alarm clock feature isn't available for Windows phones, but I've noted your request to see this in the future. -Katie
  8. Nik
    May 18, 2015 at 9:47am
    Will be providing support for the WP8 Pandora app to work with GMC IntelliLink?
  9. jim
    December 30, 2015 at 3:59pm
    Just downloaded Pandora on my Nokia 635 with windows 8. It's great. How do I stop it???
    1. PandoraSupport
      December 31, 2015 at 3:55pm
      Hey Jim, email our support team and they'll walk you through all of this: -Katie

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