Pandora Radio is trying to tell me something very important after a long week.
If I had to pick my most used terminal app that would be Pianobar, a simple Pandora radio client for Linux.
The no frills simplicity is a feature. With everything I’ve got running on my laptop at any given moment It’s not anywhere near the resource hog of a web browser.
Setting it up is simple, create a folder named pianobar within your home directory’s .config folder and add a file named config. In my case that’s… “~/.config/pianobar/config”
This file will contain the audio quality, auto start station number from Pandora Radio’s URL, password and user’s email address
audio_quality = high autostart_station = 139945058418070847 password = PandoraRadioAccountPassword user = firstname.lastname@example.org
Once up and running you can perform almost every task within Pandora Radio’s station management feature. However, Pianobar doesn’t support album collections, at least not yet. It’s no exaggeration that the only reason I’ve maintained a paid Panodra account for the last 10 years is because of this lightweight unofficial terminal client.