Tonight we’re rolling out a really easy way to integrate your Pandora stations and favorite songs into your website or blog. For an example of what this looks like click here and look in the sidebar on the right-hand-side. You can add this kind of sidebar to your page by inserting just two lines into your homepage or blog template.
Let’s say that you’d like to share the stations you’re creating with everyone that visits your blog or personal homepage. We thought it would be cool if it was really easy to add these items to your page. To that end, we’ve created this new kind of feed to compliment our existing RSS feeds.
These new feeds are JavaScript includes that you can place into your blog or homepage template with one simple step. There are two different feeds. The first generates a nice looking list of all your stations. Your site visitors will be able to click to liste and it will always stay up to date with your most recently created stations. The second feed lists the songs your discovering on Pandora; choose from a range of styles including a compact version as well as a beautiful version that shows off the song album art. Your site visitors can click through to learn more about the song, listen to a sample, buy the track from iTunes, buy the album from Amazon, or create a new Pandora station from the song.
Creating the embedding code is really easy. Just visit this page:, pick a style, enter your Pandora username (your email address) and click the “Generate HTML” button. Copy the code that’s generated to the sidebar portion of your blog and you’re done.
For all the CSS hackers out there, you’re welcome to customize the display style with CSS. Each element has been given a unique id to make it easy for you to assign custom styles.
Update 3/13: We released a new version tonight that should make things work better in a wider variety of settings. In particular we’re using CSS that is a bit more explicit about what should be displayed and how. We’ve also updated the mechanism we use for opening new windows that should fix some problems with popup blockers. Thanks for your help and feedback on all of this these last few days.


  1. Mike Most
    March 15, 2006 at 7:36am
    Yes, I love you guys. I am tempted to simply attempt at loving a new gender as it is not male or female it is simply known as Genome. This is AWESOME, I added it to my site yesterday, so much easier than emailing the stations around. Now... a question, as I have already put it to them... why dear Tim, don't you contact the boys over at Blogger and you two hop in bed for a little while and see what happens (I mean that in a hypothetical way - so if that reaaallly happens then no details please). So when are you coming back to NY, please please come back soon, it's just an Acela train ride from your last leg in DC. Thanks again for making my desk days more enjoyable guys.
  2. mars
    March 15, 2006 at 11:26pm
    u rock- that's true!!
  3. Cooli
    March 16, 2006 at 1:42am
    Thanks, it's very nice addition for building the Pandora (blog)sphere :-) When can we have the html code to display the current song played on our radios? (even better with a link to the public page where you can listen to the sample and go back to listen the hosting radio). Keep up the good work! Cheers - Cooli.
  4. larry
    March 17, 2006 at 8:23am
    Great feature. It's nice to share.
  5. yishai
    March 18, 2006 at 1:51pm
    thanks to Erin, made mine work properly as well... you guys are great! y.
  6. nordseemix
    March 19, 2006 at 2:08pm
    Nice idea. It makes it easy and interesting to support favourite artists when we can add their albums to the blog sidebar.
  7. Jacob Smith
    March 23, 2006 at 7:27am
    Well it's a little rough but it works great. A Pandora plugin for Worpress. The install is a bit tricky if you don't feel comfortable editing your templates, but if you are just copy and paste one of the code examples. Jake
  8. ed
    March 29, 2006 at 7:04pm
    hey if you can can you send the list of best music to thanks
  9. X-Evolutionist
    April 18, 2006 at 5:27pm
    I love this great service. X
  10. bunky
    May 09, 2006 at 1:02am
    i like the idea of having pandora on sidebar, but it doesnt excercise the idea well, i was expect a basic player on sidebar, kind of like myspace's player, with pandora stations. hope that could happen in future :)

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