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How to Set Up Pandora with Amazon Echo

Amazon is continuously adding features to its Echo SmartSpeaker device almost weekly. One of the recently added features is Pandora integration. Here’s how easy it is to set up your Pandora account with your Amazon echo.

Pandora for Amazon Echo

To get things rolling you’ll need to have the Amazon Echo app which is available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices.

Select the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner and select Pandora from the list and select Link your account now. From there either create a Pandora account if you don’t have one, or select I have a Pandora account and log in with your email and password.

After that, your Pandora will be associated with the Echo app and your list of stations will appear. Just select whatever you want to play to the Echo. From the app you can control playback, volume, check out album art, switch between stations, as well as create new ones.

Another thing you can do later is say “Alexa Play Pandora” and she will grab the last station you listened to and start playing it.

If you’re on your computer and the Echo is within earshot, you can control Pandora via the Echo web interface.

Here is a look at the album now playing screen looks like via the web interface. I have to say, the Pandora app for Amazon Echo is nicely built.

Amazon announced this week that it’s selling the Amazon Echo SmartSpeaker for $179.99 in the U.S. and no invitation is required. A couple of us here have one, and are giving it high marks.

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It’s continuously getting new features added, like this Pandora integration, and as more features come to the Echo, we’ll continue to cover it.

Do you have an Echo? If so, let us know what you think of it so far, and what your favorite features, tips, and tricks are in the comment section below.

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6 Responses to How to Set Up Pandora with Amazon Echo

  1. Miche June 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    No support for Spotify?

    • Brian Burgess June 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      @Miche: You can control Spotify via voice commands, but you need to connect the Echo to the device you’re using Spotify on via Bluetooth.

      Connecting via Bluetooth also allows you to voice control iTunes as well.

  2. Stan June 28, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Echo exceeds my expectations! So many great features. My favorite is the ability to control my WeMo devices. So cool to say, ‘”Alexa, turn on table lamp”, and hear her “OK” as the lamp comes on.

    It will be interesting to see what 3rd party developers come up with.

  3. Charles July 12, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Echo is great … love the feature to play and control my Audible library.

    Echo is constantly improving and Alexa is digital “Girl Friday”.


  4. Kenneth J Blanchette May 28, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    Is there a cost to put Pandora radio stations on the Amazon Echo?

    • Robert August 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm #


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