How to Sign Up for Pandora

Okay, so now you've downloaded and installed the Pandora app on your mobile device of choice.  Or maybe you'd just like to use Pandora straight from the website, which is perfectly fine as well.  Either way, this lesson will show you how to get set up with an account on Pandora.  Again, you don't really need to do this to enjoy Pandora, but it will help Pandora remember your musical taste preferences, and thus play more music that you're bound to like more often.  Plus, if you're planning on upgrading to Pandora One, you'll need an account anyway.

To sign up for Pandora, go to the Pandora website and click "Sign Up" in the top-right corner, or at the bottom of the page.  From there, fill out the sign-up form by entering your email address, a password, your birth year, and zip code, and then select what gender you are.  Finish up by clicking "Sign Up".

Easy-peasy, right?  Well, since we're good sports here, we'll show you what everything looks like, in case you get lost.

Detailed instructions for how to create a Pandora account

  1. Go to in your web browser.  In the top-right corner, click Sign Up.

  2. When the sign up form appears, click in each of the boxes highlighted here and type in:

    – Your email address
    – A password to protect your account with
    – Your birth year (NOT your whole birth date)
    – Your mailing code

    Also, click one of the buttons beside "Female" or "Male" to select your gender.  You may also want to click the check box beside "Keep Me Signed In" to unmark it if you're going to be using Pandora on a computer that other people may be using.  When you're done, click Sign Up.


After this, you should be taken to your main screen on Pandora.  Congratulations on creating a Pandora account!  Next, it's the lesson we're sure that you've been waiting for: how to use Pandora!