Alexa Pandora Commands: 16 Easy Ones To Start [2021]

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Updated: July 26, 2021

Nothing can cheer you up like a Pandora station surprising you with hits from your 20s. 

So learn how to play Pandora on your Amazon Echo devices with this guide!  It will answer two core questions:

  • Set-Up: How do I set up Pandora on my Alexa devices?
  • Voice Commands: Which voice commands can I use with Pandora?

Let’s dive in.

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    The Basics

    Using Pandora With Alexa

    Pandora is a subscription-based music streaming service owned by Sirius XM and based in Oakland, California.

    Pandora was an early Amazon partner and was one of the first music services to launch on the Amazon Alexa platform.

    Compatible Amazon Echo Speakers

    Pandora can be played on any of Amazon’s smart speakers.  Most commonly:

    • Amazon Echo Dot
    • Amazon Echo
    • Amazon Echo Show 5 / 8 / 10

    How To Connect Pandora To Alexa

    To play Pandora on your Alexa devices, you first have to link your Pandora account with your Amazon account.

    1. Go to the Pandora skill page in the Alexa app
    2. Tap “Enable”
    3. The Pandora app will automatically launch (if it’s installed on the same device).  Log in with your username and password, then tap Link now

    Voice Commands

    Alexa Pandora Commands

    See below the Alexa voice commands you can use to listen to Pandora on your Echo devices, categorized by type:

    1. Request Content
    2. Control Playback
    3. Adjust Settings

    Note:  If you set Pandora to be your default music and podcast service, you can use the below commands without saying “on Pandora” at the end.

    Alexa Pandora Commands

    Request Content

    • Alexa, play [artist] radio on Pandora.
    • Alexa, play [podcast] on Pandora.
    • Alexa, play the first episode of [podcast].
    • Alexa, play the latest episode of [podcast] on Pandora.
    Alexa Pandora Commands

    Control Playback

    • Alexa, stop / play music on Pandora.
    • Alexa, play the next episode of [podcast].
    • Alexa, stop / play [podcast] on Pandora.
    • Alexa, fast forward / rewind [podcast].
    • Alexa, skip ahead / go back [time].
    • Alexa, skip this song.
    Alexa Pandora Commands

    Adjust Settings

    • Alexa, Thumb Up this song.
    • Alexa, Thumbs Down this song.
    • Alexa, volume up / down.
    • Alexa, what is playing?
    • Alexa, play [song] by [artist].

    Cheat Sheet

    Printable List Of Alexa Pandora Commands

    To open a printable PDF copy of these commands in a new tab, simply click on the download button below.

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    That's all she wrote...


    And that should about do it for this guide!
    If you’re interested in some more handy examples of smart home voice control, check out our many Alexa commands guides by clicking the drop-down menus at the top or bottom of the page.
    And finally, if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.
    Otherwise, level up your relaxation with these Alexa Pandora commands and we hope to see you back here soon!
    Warm Regards,
    The Commands Guru
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