PandoraJam

Listen to Pandora from your desktop

Pandora is one of the best online music services you'll come across and, thanks to PandoraJam, you'll be able to enjoy it straight from your desktop. The application is fitted with a nice interface which displays a list of your stations, the basic playback buttons and a handy search bar. You can set the autoscrobble feature to submit your songs to Last.fm and use Growl to get popup updates on new songs in your list. PandoraJam will show status updates in Skype, Adium and iChat but not other IM clients. View full description

PROS

  • Great desktop Pandora client
  • Wireless streaming

CONS

  • Limited to US and UK
  • Wireless service can crash
  • Messaging status updates limited to 3 IM clients

Very good
8

Pandora is one of the best online music services you'll come across and, thanks to PandoraJam, you'll be able to enjoy it straight from your desktop. The application is fitted with a nice interface which displays a list of your stations, the basic playback buttons and a handy search bar. You can set the autoscrobble feature to submit your songs to Last.fm and use Growl to get popup updates on new songs in your list. PandoraJam will show status updates in Skype, Adium and iChat but not other IM clients.

PandoraJam is much more than a simple desktop application for Mac though. The program adds wireless streaming to Airport Express, which although unstable every now and then, should work well if you have a good wireless connection. You'll also be able to record songs playing in PandoraJam to play them in your iPod or iTunes. Unfortunately, since Pandora.com is now only available to the UK and US, lots of users will shy away from it and turn to Last.fm, which also provides a good desktop playback client.

PandoraJam is a desktop application for the online music service Pandora, with nice advanced features.

Changes

  • supports Classic Flash version of Pandora website (and not the new HTML5 version) and will try to load the Classic Flash version
  • support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later)
  • now streams music to AppleTV
  • fixes a problem streaming music to some Airport Express units
  • auto reloads if the app does not launch properly and thus cannot enhance the Pandora website (this means you no longer have to 'Empty Cache', quit and relaunch the app)
  • auto fixing of windowing position (when sometimes Pandora website message banners caused the entire display to be shifted down)
  • KNOWN ISSUE: On Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Adobe Flash Player version 10,3 repeats letter keystrokes. This affects the Flash Player when running in 32 bit mode (which is what PandoraJam runs in), but not in 64 bit mode. Downgrading to Flash Player version 10,2 eliminates the keystroke problem.

PandoraJam enables fans of the fantastic Pandora.com music service to easily listen, record and stream tunes to an Airport Express. With support for scrobbling tracks to Last.fm, PandoraJam is essential software for net music lovers everywhere.

Features:

  • Stream music wirelessly to a sound system (requires Airport Express)
  • Record music for iPod or iPhone playback
  • Apple Remote support
  • Tag recordings with album artwork
  • Submit songs to Last.fm (known as Audioscrobbling)
  • Native, Cocoa application.
  • Growl notifications
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Instant Messaging status updates (Adium, iChat, Skype)

PandoraJam

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PandoraJam 1.7

— User reviews — about PandoraJam

  • shepdog

    by shepdog

    "Awful. "

    Bought Pandora Jam 2.0 for $15 and feel ripped off. The program freezes constantly. Will start up just fine but as soo... More.

    reviewed on December 29, 2011

  • *Echo*

    by *Echo*

    "Where are previous versions?"

    I understand not wanting to support earlier versions of PJ, but why exclude Mac users who have older computers that USED... More.

    reviewed on September 9, 2010

  • bradleydad

    by bradleydad

    "Streaming music through airtunes and adding to your iTunes library."

    The program works pretty well. It's easy to install and there's nothing to configure. When you launch the program it ope... More.

    reviewed on February 2, 2010

  • kwcalm

    by kwcalm

    "HELP!!!!!! + love your program"

    I am a passionate Pandorajam user, I have paid you for it. With my last "search for a new radio station&quo... More.

    reviewed on January 20, 2010