pianobar

pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio Pandora.

pianobar screenshot

Features

Download

There are community provided packages available for most Linux distributions (see your distribution’s package manager), Mac OS X (via homebrew) and *BSD as well as a native Windows port.

The current pianobar release is 2020.11.28 (sha256, sign). More recent and experimental code is available at GitHub and the local gitweb. Older releases are available here:

FAQ

The audio output does not work as expected. What can I do?
pianobar uses libao and most problems are related to a broken libao configuration. Have a look at issue #167 for example.
Can I donate money? Do you have a Flattr/Bitcoin/… account?
No, money is not necessary to continue working on pianobar. There are many other ways to support pianobar: Reporting bugs, creating cool stuff based on pianobar, blogging about it and the most important one: Keeping Pandora alive.

External projects

Addons

control-pianobar
Scripts that interact with pianobar entirely through notification bubbles and hotkeys
pianobar.el
Emacs interface for pianobar
pianobar-mediaplayer2
Control pianobar like any other media player through DBUS/MPRIS.

Clients

pithos
Python/GTK desktop client
pianod
Pandora UNIX daemon, based on pianobar
Hermes
Pandora Client for OS X

Standalone devices

PandoraBar
Beagleboard-based radio device running pianobar
Pandora’s Box
Raspberry Pi-based standalone devices running pianobar