This guide will teach you how to use Pandora to listen to music without an account, with an account, and with an upgraded Pandora One Account. It also discusses some important features of Pandora.
Step 1: Open a Browser
Open an internet web browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox.
Type http://www.pandora.com/ into the url bar. There may be a URL search preview white box that appears in the center of your screen to offer suggested websites.
Step 2: Ensure New Pandora User
Click on the Pandora logo at the top left of the browser window, nothing should happen unless you already have an account.
Verify you are not logged in to any account or that no previous Pandora stations exist on this computer. If so, delete these selections or look at the white text box at the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Creating the First Station (Free without Account)
Click on the white oval text box that says “Enter an artist, genre, or composer to create a station.”
Type an artist, genre, or composer in this section. A box with entry suggestions will appear below the text box as you are typing.
Select a station from the suggestions or press Enter. Pandora will now create the station and play songs pertinent to this entry. This station will appear in the menu bar on the left side of the screen (as shown for the “Today’s Hits” Station).
Step 5: Creating Stations after the First Station
Find the icon at the top left of the screen. Click the white text box and type an artist, genre, or composer to create another station.
Step 6: Using Buttons at the Top of the Screen
Step 7: Sorting and Shuffling Stations
Step 8: Using Pandora with a Free Account
Click on “Register” in the upper right hand corner.
Step 9: Creating a Free Account
Fill out your email, password, birth year, postal/zip code, and gender.
Check the box that begins with “I have read, understood, and agree to...”
Check the boxes “Remember me and keep me signed in” and “Send me personalized recommendations and tips” if you prefer.