Pandora, the largest audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S, only allows its subscribers to download music from it to mobile devices, like iPhone and Android smartphones. But sometimes you may want to download your favorite songs from Pandora to your PC for offline playback. Or you may want to put them into other devices to keep them permanently because the downloaded music can't be transferred outside of the Pandora app due to DRM protection.
Here we will introduce a useful third-party tool to you. By using the TuneFab Pandora Music Converter, you can easily remove the restrictions and download songs to your computer, and also listen to them offline all the time on your own devices.
Can I Download Music from Pandora to My Computer
Unfortunately, the answer will be NO. As you log in with your Pandora account, you can search and listen to songs from its various free radio stations through its web player or desktop app. However, it is frustrating that the downloading feature is not available on Pandora's PC and web player when you want to download Pandora music on computer. Moreover, you can only find and listen to your downloaded music within the Pandora app because of the DRM limitations. All downloaded music will not be accessible once your subscription plan has ended.
The good news is, you can enable the downloading function on your PC with the help of a third-party tool — a reliable TuneFab Pandora Music Converter. In the article, we will introduce how to download music from Pandora using a Pandora Music Converter.
How to Download Pandora Music to Computer with a Third-party Tool
TuneFab Pandora Music Converter can help you download music from Pandora. It is compatible with both Windows PC and Mac, and enables you to keep the downloaded music even after your Pandora subscription plan is expired.
Key Features of TuneFab Pandora Music Converter
● Saves music to common audio formats like MP3, M4A, and WAV, etc.;
● Supports batch conversion and up to 6X faster speeds;
● Retains the original ID3 tags for further editing;
● Maintains original sound quality, and the highest Bitrate can be 320kbps;
As Powerful and efficient as it is, the TuneFab Pandora Music Converter also features easy operation. Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Launch TuneFab Pandora Music Converter
Download, install, and launch TuneFab Pandora Music Converter. Click Open the Pandora web player button on the tutorial page to log in to Pandora with your own subscribed account.
Then you can access the main interface of the built-in Pandora web player.
Note: Please ensure you have an account of Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium. We will not collect any of your personal information.
Step 2. Search songs and add them to the converting page
You can search songs/albums/playlists you want to download in the Search bar.
If you click to open a playlist you want to download, you can put your mouse on the green floating "+" button on the right side, then you will see the Click here to convert/Drag your songs here prompt. Tap it and all songs in the playlist will be added to the converting page. You can also drag your desired songs to this green button to add them to the converting page.
Step 3. Confirm output formats and sound quality
View the songs on the converting page and confirm the settings before you convert. You can set the audio formats for all music from the Preferences menu in the upper-right corner
Besides, you can choose your desired formats one by one from the Output Format menu next to the songs you want to convert.
Step 4. Click to convert Pandora music
Tap the Convert All button to convert and download all selected music to your computer. Or you can tap the Convert button next to the listed songs to convert one or some songs listed on the converting page.
FAQs about Downloading Music from Pandora to Computer
Can I Download Pandora Music to My Computer for Free?
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Only Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium subscribers can activate the download function. But if you haven't subscribed to Pandora before, you can try a 30-day free trial of Pandora Plus. Free trial for the Pandora Premium plan for new subscribers can be as long as 60 days.
Within the free trial valid period, you can download music from Pandora to your computer using TuneFab Pandora Music Converter. Even when your subscription plan is expired, the downloaded music can be kept on your computer for offline playback.
Where Do I Find My Pandora Downloads on My Computer?
Next to the Converting page, you can find the Finished page. Tab it to open the Finished page, and click the View Output File button to check your downloaded music.
Downloading function of Pandora is only valid on your mobile devices. To download music from Pandora to your Windows PC or Mac, you need a third-party tool, TuneFab Pandora Music Converter. It removes restrictions from Pandora, and converts music from Pandora to common audio formats like MP3, M4A, and WAV. It keeps the original sound quality and can permanently keep the downloaded music on your computer, transferring it to other media players, such as VLC, Windows Media Player, and so on.