3 Best Ways to Download Music from Pandora for Offline Listening

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 28, 2021 5:14 PM.
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Except for Spotify and YouTube Music, there are some other popular music platforms providing massive free music tracks as well, such as Pandora. As one of the biggest online music radios, Pandora is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service accessible through client apps or web browser.

Like the other major streaming music sites, Pandora also offers different types of memeberships for subscribers, including the free ad-support radio, ad-free Plus plan, and unlimited premium plan. With free subscription, users can only listen to music from Pandora online. However, the premium subscription allows users to download Pandora music for offline listening.

In this case, if you want to download any music and playlist from Pandora, you need to pay for plus or premium plan. The alternative way is to take advantage of some third-party tools like Pandora music downloader or extensions. Here we are putting together several most popular ways for you to easily download Pandora music for offline playback.

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Part 1. Official Ways to Download Music from Pandora
Part 2. How to Download Music from Pnadora with Free Accounts
Part 3. How to Download Music from Pandora with Google Chrome
Part 4. Comparison among Pandora Music Radio Download

Part 1. Official Ways to Get Pandora Music Download

With the free version of Pandora, you can listen to all the music from its library. But to download music from Pandora, you have to subscribe to Plus or Premium Plan on Pandora. If you want to listen to radio from Pandora without your cellular network when your iPhone or Android device is not connected to Wi-Fi network, just follow the steps to download songs from Pandora for offline listening with a Premium or Plus subscription.

Pandora Music Download for Android & iPhone

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1) Fire up Pandora on your iPhone or Android device then log into Pandora with a Premium subscription.

2) Select the song you want to download on Pandora and touch the bar at the bottom of the screen.

3) Press the three dots to the right of the song's name and a window will pop up.

4) Tap Download and you can find your downloaded songs under the My Collections page in Pandora.

Part 2. How to Download Music from Pandora to Computer

As we all know that offline mode is only avaiable to the current Pandora Plus, Pandora Premium, or Premium Family subscribers, we need to make use of other ways to download Pandora music. One of the best methods to download music from Pandora is to use TunesKit Audio Capture, a professional streaming audio recorder that can easily download and convert any streaming audio to common audio formats.

With its help, you can easily download any content from Pandora and save Pandora music into six popular audio formats like MP3 while keeping the lossless high quality. In addition, it can capture music from Pandora on Mac and Windows with three steps. Then you can play unprotected Pandora music tracks anywhere. It can be compatible with most of browsers like Chrome and so forth, so you can record unlimited Pandora music radio while playing them in different tabs once

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  • Record and save unlimited number of Pandora music radios free of charge
  • Download and convert Pandora music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
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Steps to Record and Download Pandora Music via TunesKit Pandora Music Downloader

Now the following guide will instruct you how to record music from Pandora to MP3 or other popular audio formats with the support TunesKit Audio Captuer step by step. So, make sure you have already installed it on your computer.

Step 1Set up TunesKit Audio Capture

set capture preferences

Launch TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer and you'll be prompted with an open window where you see a list of media programs. Before downloading music from Pandora, make sure the web browser like Chrome or Safari was added to the list. If not, you need to add the web browser by clicking the "+" button or you could manually drag and drop the web browser to the window.

Step 2Set the output audio parameters

set output format

Then click the "Format" icon at the bottom right corner to set the output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. In addition, you could also adjust the value of bit rate, sample rate, and audio channel according to your own demand. Or you could choose the preset mode like customized, small size or high quality. After that, you need to save all the settings.

Step 3Start to record Pandora music

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Now click any browser from the starting window and it will be opened automatically. Then go to Pandora music site and log into your own account. Once logged in, you can begin playing any track or playlist. You can play multiple tracks in different tabs at the same time. TunesKit will detect the music and divide them into separate tracks individually. You can record and download unlimited tracks once with TunesKit Pandora music recorder.

Step 4Save and locate recorded Pandora radio

edit audio

When you want to stop the downloading, simply quit the browser and click on the "Stop" button. Next to each recording, you'll find the "Edit" icon which will let you trim the recorded tracks flexibly. You can also edit the ID3 tags of the music in this window. Finally, you click the "Save" button and you can find all recorded tracks in the history folder. Then you can click and play each audio to preview the quality and delete those unwanted ones.

Part 3. How to Download Music from Pandora for Free

This solution only works when you are using Google Chrome browser as it provides Pandora extension in Chrome web store. With the extension called Pandora Download Links, you can download songs when you are playing them in Pandora. The best part is that the extension is completely free. You only need to add it to your Google Chrome and then you can start downloading music from Pandora right away.

Step 1Install Pandora Download Links extension

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The extension for Pandora music download in Chrome web store is called Pandora Download Links. Visit the store and search the extension. Then add this extension to Chrome.

Step 2Start to download Pandora music

download pandora radio

Now go to launch the web player of Pandora and log into your Pandora account. Then select any of Pandora radio to play and you'll find a download button displaying next to each song. Simply click on it and donwload Pandora playlist on your computer.

Part 4. Comparison among Pandora Music Radio Download

With a Premium subscription, you can pick your favorite songs and playlists and then download them to your device for offline listening. Also, by using Pandora music downloader or Pandora extension, you have the ability to download music from Pandora to your computer. Here learn the differences among the three methods for Pandora music download.

  Download Pandora Offline with Official Method Download Pandora Offline with TunesKit Audio Capture Download Pandora Offline with Chrome Extension
Listen offline without interent connection
Maximum songs for downloading Limited for Plus & Unlimited for Premium Unlimited Unlimited
Who can use this Plus and Premium subscribers only For all Pandora subscribers For all Pandora subscribers
Output quality Lossless high-fidelity sound quality Lossless high-fidelity sound quality Low sound quality
Downloadable content Songs, albums, stations, or playlists Songs, albums, stations, playlists, or podcasts Songs, albums, or playlists
Downloads if subscription ends Not available Available Available
Supported devices & players Devices compatible with Pandora All devices and players All devices and players
Ease of use A little complex Very simple and easy to operate A little complex
Success rate Some bugs and errors often occur Stable and very high success rate Some bugs and errors often occur
Price Plus: $4.99 per month; Premium: $9.99 per month ($4.99 for student, $7.99 for military, $14.99 for family) $29.95 for personal lifetime; $39.95 for family lifetime; $69.95 for unlimited lifetime Free

Part 5. Conclusion & Suggestion

With the above methods, you can freely listen to the downloaded Pandora music offline at any time. If you're subscribing to Plus or Premium Plan on Pandora, you ca directly enable Offline Mode to listen to Pandora music when without an internet connection. If not, TunesKit Audio Converter could be a good options that can ensure the output quality of Pandora music. Also, to download music from Pandora for free, it is best to choose the extension. Now just choose one of them depending on your personal demand.

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