A Native Pandora Radio Client for Windows
Elpis is a free and open source Pandora client for Microsoft Windows. It was created to provide a simple, lightweight and seamless way to enjoy music through Pandora while freeing you from the confines of a web browser and integrating into the desktop.
- Simple desktop application for subscription and free accounts
- View, Sort and Select Stations
- Play, Pause, Skip Song
- Cover and Artist Art
- Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Tired of Song
- Save user credentials and automatic login
- Automatically play last station at launch
- System tray notification with song info
- Minimize/Close to system tray
- Pause on System Lock
- Launch pandora.com info page for song, artist, album and station
- Automatically reconnects on session timeout (no more “Are you still listening…”)
- Creating stations
- Edit QuickMix
- Create Station from playing Song/Artist
- Add new artist, song, or composer seed to current stations
- Media Key support (Global and Application level)
- Last.FM Scrobbling
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Elpis will run anywhere that the Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework will run. In other words, Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (in desktop mode). The actual hardware requirements are practically negligible, it actually uses less memory than the HTML5 web version running in a modern browser like Chrome.
Afraid you might not have .NET 4.0 or don’t know what it is? No worries, if you are running the Windows 7 SP1 and have Windows Update enabled, you’ve already got it. If not and the installer finds that it’s not installed, it will automatically download and install it for you. It only takes a few minutes.
For the developers out there, all of the source code for Elpis is hosted on GitHub, see any of the following links for more information:
- Pithos (Linux Gnome client)
- Pianobar (Linux command line client)
- LPFM – Elpis uses (and contributes to) LPFM, an open source .NET API for Last.FM
Elpis was created out of a great love for the service provided by Pandora Media, Inc.
But Pandora is still a business and if we all want to continue to enjoy the great product, through Elpis or otherwise, it is strongly suggested that you support them in any way possible. Purchasing a Pandora One subscription is one of the best ways and allows you to stream the music in even better quality (192kbps MP3 – Change it in Elpis settings after subscribing). If you do not subscribe, please at least visit pandora.com and click on the ad links or click on any of the Title, Artist or Album text from within Elpis to be taken to the pandora.com info page for it and buy the song or the album. Every time you do this, Pandora gets a cut of the sale.
Elpis and it’s creator are not affiliated with or endorsed by Pandora Media, Inc.
#ISSUES OR FEATURE REQUESTS – PLEASE READ#
If you have an issue or feature request, please DO NOT leave a comment about it.
Instead, please submit the issue or feature request on the Elpis Issues List
If you leave a comment I will just ask you to create an official request anyways.