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The Pandora Linux App ‘Pithos’ has been Updated

A new version of Pithos, a native Pandora Radio client for Linux, is now available.

Pithos is pitched as a lightweight alternative to using the Pandora.com web client. Pithos also integrates nicely Linux desktop features.

Pandora is only available in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. As I’m in the UK, where the service isn’t available, I can’t tell you how well Pithos 1.3.0 works.

But I can tell you what some of the new features and key changes (pun totally intended) are by using the magical power of copy and paste:

  • Support for MPRIS TrackList and PlayList interface
  • Dynamic rating and cover icons based upon theme colors
  • Plugin for logging to systemd journal
  • Symbolic icon
  • Improved search in stations list
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved buffering behavior

Install Pithos 1.3 on Ubuntu

Pithos 1.3 source code is available to download from the GitHub project page.

If you’re on Ubuntu and don’t fancy compiling it from source (who does?!) you’ll find that the official Pithos PPA provides the latest release for Ubuntu 16.04 and up.

If you don’t fancy adding a PPA (who does?!) you can download the .deb installer from the package page directly, using the links below.

Download Pithos 1.3 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Download Pithos 1.3 for Ubuntu 17.04

Thanks Jason