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How To Cast Pandora From a Laptop

Pandora App

Do you need to listen to your favorite music on your TV but don’t know how to use the cast feature on Pandora? Luckily, it’s not that difficult and can be done in a few steps.

Quick Answer

To cast Pandora from your laptop, open the Pandora website on Google Chrome and sign in by entering your credentials. Tap the three dots beside the Google account icon on the browser screen to open the tab menu. Click “Cast”. Select your Chromecast device, and set the source as “Cast tab”.

We have created a comprehensive guide with a step-by-step method to cast Pandora from a laptop.

Casting Pandora From a Laptop

If you don’t know how to cast Pandora from your laptop to the TV, follow our step-by-step method to get it done with minimal effort.

  1. Open Google Chrome on your laptop.
  2. On the search bar, type https://www.pandora.com/.
  3. Sign in by entering your credentials.
  4. Tap on the three dots beside the google account icon on the screen to open the tab menu.
  5. Click “Cast”.
  6. Select your Chromecast device, and set the source as “Cast tab”.
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All Done!

You can now enjoy streaming Pandora on your TV. Keep in mind that Pandora’s service is currently unavailable in many countries. If you wish, you can still use it with the help of a VPN.

Is Pandora Not Casting to Your TV?

Since Pandora is available on all the devices that support Chromecast, it is pretty easy to cast it on Chromecast TV. However, if you cannot do so for some reason, try the following ways to fix the problem.

Fix #1: Connect Devices to the Same Network

Casting will only work if you connect your devices to the same internet connection. So, if you haven’t done that already, disconnect your devices and connect your laptop and Chromecast to the same network.

Fix #2: Restart Your Laptop

If you are having trouble casting Pandora from your laptop, restart it by doing the following steps.

  1. Click the Windows icon to open the Start menu on your laptop.
  2. Click on the power icon.
  3. Click “Restart”.
  4. Wait for your laptop to restart.
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Once your laptop is turned on, you can visit the Pandora website and try to cast it again.  

Fix #3: Update Your TV With Built-In Chromecast

If you haven’t updated your TV with a built-in Chromecast in a while, you might face problems casting Pandora to it. Follow these steps to download the latest software on your smart TV.

  1. Turn on your smart TV and connect it to your Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your TV remote, press the “V” button.
  3. Click “System” and choose “Check for Updates”.
  4. Choose “Install” if a new update is available.
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Keep in Mind

Based on your smart TV’s brand and model, you might need to follow different steps to update it to the latest software to be able to cast Pandora to it.

Fix #4: Restart Your Chromecast Device

When using a Chromecast device on your TV, unplug it and wait for a few minutes before plugging it into your TV. Now, try to cast Pandora from your laptop to the TV and see if it starts working again.

Fix #5: Restart Your Wi-Fi Router

If none of the above fixes aren’t working, it might be possible that the problem lies within the internet connection. Restart your Wi-Fi router using the following steps and try casting from the laptop again.

  1. Disconnect the power cords from your modem and router.
  2. Wait for a couple of minutes.
  3. Connect your modem to the power source and then the router.

Casting Pandora From an Android Device

It is easy to cast Pandora to a TV with a built-in Chromecast feature from an Android device with the following steps.

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Search for “Pandora” and tap “Install”.
  3. Open the app and sign in by entering your credentials.
  4. Play any desired track or podcast and tap the cast icon on the app’s Home screen.
  5. Select your Chromecast device from the list to casting to your TV.
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Casting Pandora From an iOS Device

If you want to cast Pandora to a TV from your iPhone or iPad, you can easily do so with these steps.

  1. Open App Store.
  2. Search for “Pandora” and tap “Install”.
  3. Open the app and sign in by entering your credentials.
  4. Play any desired track or podcast and tap the cast icon on the app’s Home screen.
  5. Select your Chromecast TV from the list to start casting to your TV.

Summary

This guide discusses how to cast Pandora from Laptop, Android, and iOS devices. We’ve also discussed a few troubleshooting methods if Pandora is not casting to your TV.

Hopefully, with one of these steps, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music on your TV.

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