Brief: This quick post shows you how to install Pandora client Pithos in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based Linux distributions.
If you are a fan of streaming music and internet Radio, you must have heard of Pandora. Pandora is one of the most popular streaming music services in USA. While Pandora can be easily accessed via web browser, you can also install an unofficial desktop application for Linux, Pithos.
Pithos is lightweight and integrates well in major desktop environments providing features like media keys, notification, sound menus etc. Pithos has its own PPA which makes it easier to install in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS etc.
Install Pithos in Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
Normally, Pithos is already available in official Ubuntu repository. So you can install it using the software center:
Alternatively, you can install it via terminal using the command below:
sudo apt-get install pithos
If by any chance, Pithos is not available from the official repository, you can install it using the official PPA. Use the following commands to install Pithos:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pithos
For other Linux distributions, you can find the installation instructions on Pithos homepage.
In case you are not happy with Pithos, you can uninstall it using PPA Purge.
You can use Ubuntu Software Center to uninstall software. Alternatively, use the command below to uninstall Pithos:
sudo apt-get remove pithos
If you used the PPA to install Pithos in Ubuntu, you should also remove the PPA. We shall be using PPA Purge, install it beforehand:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
Afterward, use the following command:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:pithos/ppa
Unlike Spotify, Pandora is available only in Australia and New Zealand outside USA. Which means, if you want to listen to Pandora in other countries, you must use a web proxy or a DNS service like Unlocator.