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Pithos, a Pandora.com Linux client, was updated to version 1.0 recently. With this release, Pithos was ported to Python 3, GTK3 and GStreamer 1.0 but that's not all that's new - there are also some new features as well as a new app icon.


Pithos Pandora client for Ubuntu

Pandora is a music streaming and recommendation service that's only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. You can use it in any other country with an US proxy, VPN or a DNS service such as Unlocator (for free alternatives, see the comments).

Pithos features:
  • switch between Pandora stations;
  • Cover Art;
  • thumbs up / thumbs down / tired of this song options;
  • desktop integration: Ubuntu AppIndicator, notifications;
  • allows editing QuickMix and creating stations;
  • media key support;
  • proxy support;
  • last.fm scrobblling.

Changes in the latest Pithos 1.0:
  • ported to Python3, GTK3 and Gstreamer 1.0;
  • new icons;
  • various UI changes;
  • added indication when songs are replaced by ads;
  • added support for Proxy Auto-Config;
  • display song bitrate;
  • show play/pause and skip actions in notifications (this doesn't work with Ubuntu's notifications);
  • various bug fixes: fixed buffering bug, handle PLAYLIST_EXCEEDED error, improved error handling with invalid album art url and more.

Also, with version 1.0, Pithos should work on Windows, but this is not officially supported yet.

Note that currently there's a bug in the Ubuntu Sound Menu which is triggered by Pithos: when using Pithos, the Ubuntu Sound Menu stops working - until this is fixed, a work-around to get the Sound indicator to work again is to log out and log back in or to restart the Unity panel using the following command: "restart unity-panel-service".


Install Pithos 1.0 in Ubuntu 14.04


Pithos 1.0 is available in its official PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 only (an older version of Pithos is available in the PPA as well as in the official Ubuntu repositories)!. Add the PPA and install Pithos 1.0 by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pithos


Arch Linux users can install Pithos 1.0 via AUR.

For installing Pithos in Fedora (via RPMFusion) or how to install it from source, see the INSTALL section from the Pithos homepage.

If you encounter bugs, report them @ GitHub.

Thanks to Jason for the tip!
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