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.


Pithos 1.2.1 released Just a minor bug-fix release smoothing over some minor issues. See the changelog for details.

Pithos 1.2.0 released! This is a major release involving a lot of cleanup and some UI redesigns. Please see the changelog for a full list.

Pithos 1.1.2 released! This is another bug fix release that fixes the SSL error when using Pandora One. There are also a few plugin improvements including fixing the tray on KDE 5. (Note: Python 3.4+ is now required)

Pithos 1.1.1 released! This is a bug fix release that fixes occasional erratic buffering behavior. Pithos 1.1.1 requires GTK 3.14+ (Ubuntu 15.04, Fedora 21). See below for installation instructions.

Pithos 1.0.3 released! This is a bug fix release that fixes occasional erratic buffering behavior for the 1.0.x series (GTK 3.10 compatible), for those of you using Fedora <= 20 and Ubuntu <= 14.10.


Pithos screenshot



Installing on Ubuntu

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

Installing on Fedora

First add the RPMFusion repos. Then:

sudo dnf install pithos

Installing with Flatpak

Details on using Flatpak are on the wiki.

Installing from source

Please read the wiki for information on installing from source.


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?

To support Pandora Media Inc. and enjoy higher quality audio, we recommend subscribing to Pandora One.

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