Using Pandora with Your Samsung Galaxy S 5 - dummies

Using Pandora with Your Samsung Galaxy S 5

By Bill Hughes

Internet radio applications are a great way to play music. Even if you live in a big city and have a full dial of broadcast radio stations, the options can get stale. Internet radio solves that problem.

One of the more popular Internet radio applications is Pandora. Pandora allows you to set up your own radio station, which you can customize or modify as you wish.

Follow these steps to download Pandora to your Samsung Galaxy S 5 and start the fun:

Samsung Galaxy home screen.

1From your Home screen, tap the Play Store icon.

Your click opens the Play Store Home screen.

2Tap Apps.

Tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.

You can search for an app using the search bar on the top of the screen.

3Type in the word Pandora.

This is the not first day on the job for Play Store. Before you have typed in more than the first few letters of Pandora, it jumps to the assumption that you want the Pandora Internet radio app.

Click on the top options to select Pandora Internet Radio.

Pandora app description page, where users can download the app.

4Tap Install.

Accept permissions.

After downloading the app, you can open it through the Play Store.

5Tap Open from the app page.

Instead of Install, the options of Open or Uninstall appear in gray boxes.

The Pandora app home screen.

6Tap the Register for Free link.

This assumes that you have not already created an account for, say, your PC.

Enter the information and check the box that accepts the terms and conditions. Tap Register. The app opens.

To select a genre, tap the text box that says Create a New Station.

When selecting new stations, you can search by artist or browse the stations by genre.

7Tap Browse Genre Stations.

You’ll be presented with a list of options.

All of the genre radio stations available on Pandora.

8Scan through each option for the exact type of station that you are seeking.

Chances are, you’ll find what you’re looking for.