PithosA native pandora client for Linux

Pithos is a native Pandora Radio client for Linux. It’s much more lightweight than the Pandora.com web client, and integrates with desktop features such as media keys, notifications, and the sound menu.


We are happy to announce the release of Pithos 1.0.0! This is a huge release for the project. There are many new features, including a redesigned UI and icon. We hope you like it! Pithos 1.0.0 requires GTK 3.10+ (Ubuntu 14.04). The release will be available via RPMFusion shortly. See below for installation instructions.


Pithos screenshot


Not yet implemented



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pithos


First add the RPMFusion repos. Then:

sudo yum install pithos

Installing from source

Note: Remove any copies installed by a package manager before installing from source

Installing dependencies

Package names vary by distribution but here is the list of deps required:

  python3-setuptools python3-dbus python3-gobject python3-pylast
  gstreamer1 gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-bad
  gtk3 git (optionally libnotify appindicator3 keybinder3)

Download and installation

git clone https://github.com/pithos/pithos.git
cd pithos
sudo python3 setup.py install


Why the name “Pithos”?

The original Pandora myth used the word “pithos”, which was mistranslated to “box”;. Similarly, a flash applet is a mistranslation to the Linux platform.

What does Pithos mean for Pandora?

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Pithos is not affiliated with or endorsed by Pandora Media, Inc.