While playing video games on your Xbox One, you probably want to know if you can play Pandora Music in the background to make your gaming to be more enjoyable. Actually, playing Pandora Music on Xbox One while gaming is not a difficult thing.

In this article, there are two ways you can try. Now, get the better method and learn how to keep Pandora playing in the background on Xbox One while gaming


How to Play Pandora in the Background on Xbox One

Pandora is now compatible with Xbox One, and of course, Xbox One has enabled Pandora Music playback in the background when you need to play songs while gaming. Following the operations below, you can quickly get Pandora Music played in the background on Xbox One even when using other apps or games.

Step 1. On your game console, you need to install Pandora Music app from Xbox Store first.

Step 2. When the Pandora app is installed, open it and then begin playing the song you like.

Step 3. After getting Pandora Music played in the app, you can open another app or game leaving the music playback on.

Play Pandora on Xbox One

Can I Play Pandora as MP3 in the Background from USB on Xbox One?

Although Xbox One has allowed users to directly play Pandora Music in the background, many users have reported that the apps would get crashed while they tried to open another app but keep the music playing, and the support team hasn't offered a helpful solution to get this error solved yet.

Therefore, some of you may want to know if you can keep Pandora Music on a USB and then insert it to play the songs on Xbox One, so that you don't need to install Pandora Music app on the game console at all.

However, it is a pity that you can't directly download Pandora Music to USB because Pandora has used DRM to lock up its music resources. To save Pandora songs on USB, you need to remove the DRM protection first.

TuneFab Pandora Music Converter now offers a professional way to help you unlock DRM protection and easily download Pandora songs as common music files in MP3, M4A, etc. This powerful software can keep original quality to let you save Pandora Music offline, and then you can freely move the songs to your USB and play them on Xbox One

Key Features:

● Removes DRM from Pandora Music and podcasts with very easy operations
● Provides all popular formats such as MP3, FLAC, M4A, and WAV to download Pandora songs
● Keeps lossless quality to make sure the best music playback experience
● Helps to save all ID3 tags and metadata information while converting Pandora playlists
● Supports up to 10X faster speed to save much of your time

In the following tutorial, you will clearly know how to download Pandora Music to USB and then put the songs to play on Xbox One.

Step 1. Install TuneFab Pandora Music Converter and Sign in

Firstly, you need to get TuneFab Pandora Music Converter installed on your computer. Then open it. You will need to enter the in-built Pandora web player and then sign in using your own Pandora Music account, or you can't use the download function at all.

Log in to Pandora

Step 2. Add Pandora Playlists to Download

After signing in, you can use the web player to search for the playlists you need to download and play on Xbox One. Once accessing those you like, just drag them to the "+" button and prepare for the conversion.

Drag Pandora Music to Convert

Step 3. Set Format and Quality

Then you will need to set the download settings for all Pandora songs. Just by going to "Preferences" and opening the "Advanced" tab, here you can choose the output format you need (MP3 is recommended) and then also set the output quality by adjusting both "SampleRate" and "Bitrate".

Advanced Setting Pandora

Step 4. Download Pandora Music and Save to USB

After finishing the settings, directly click "Convert All" to download all selected Pandora songs offline. Once the download is done, you can go to "Finished" and open the output folder by clicking "View Output File". Now insert your USB drive to the computer and transfer them to it immediately.

Finish Converting Pandora Music

Step 5. Play Pandora Music on Xbox One Using USB

When the downloaded Pandora songs are moved to USB, just insert it to the USB port on your Xbox One game console, and then you can play them using the default media player without installing or opening Pandora Music app at all! In this way, you can get Pandora Music playback on Xbox One more smoothly!

Play Pandora on Xbox One USB

FAQs about Playing Pandora Background Music on Xbox One

How to Play Pandora on Xbox One Without Snap?

Snap is a feature allowing Xbox One users to open multiple panes in a single window, which can make Pandora Music playback in the background to be more convenient. However, this feature has been removed after the new UI has launched on all Xbox consoles.

So to open Pandora Music in the background while playing games, you can use the "Play Control" function to do it instead. Just click the Xbox button on the controller. Then the guide will be opened and then you can choose to open Pandora Music app and start playing the song to make it the background sound.

How to Control Pandora Background Music on Xbox One?

Here are some other tips for you to control the music playback when you successfully install Pandora Music app and use it to play songs in the background on Xbox One:

1. To pause or skip the songs, you just need to click the Xbox button on the screen of the controller. You can also adjust the volume up or down here.
2. You can start Pandora Music playback even after entering a game by pressing the Xbox icon and then open the guide.


When Pandora Music app is compatible on Xbox One game console, you can directly use it to play music in the background while opening other apps or games. However, if you find that directly playing music in Pandora Music app on Xbox One would cause errors, another good method for you is to put Pandora songs to USB and then insert it to the console to play them in the background. To do it, TuneFab Pandora Music Converter is just what you need.

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