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Pithos 1.4, an open-source Pandora radio client, was released more than one week ago. While it’s official PPA does not contain the 1.4 binaries so far, here’s how to install it via Flatpak in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher.

1. Install Flatpak via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04.

The Flatpak daemon is not included in Ubuntu 16.04 by default. You need to install it via the PPA repository.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Then check updates and install flatpak via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install --install-recommends flatpak

2. Then install Pithos Flatpak package via following commands:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub io.github.Pithos

The commands will install Gnome platform and then Pithos package.

3. Once installed, launch it either from your application launcher or by running command:

flatpak run io.github.Pithos

For future releases, you can update Pithos flatpak package via command:

flatpak --user update io.github.Pithos

Uninstall:

To remove the flatpak, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall io.github.Pithos

Pithos, an open-source Pandora radio client, has reached the 1.4.0 release with new plugins support, performance improvements and more.

Pithos is a native Pandora Radio client for Linux. It’s much more lightweight than the Pandora.com web client, and integrates with desktop features such as media keys, notifications, and the sound menu.

Pithos 1.4.0 release highlights:

  • Add new plugin that inhibits screensaver/suspend during playback
  • Add new plugin adding a 10-band equalizer
  • Add new plugin that automatically normalizes volume between tracks
  • Add help entry (F1) that opens the wiki
  • Replace build system with Meson
  • Automatically detect if the user has Pandora One
  • Improve saving and restoring window position
  • Improve plugin loading performance and error reporting
  • Notification Icon: Improve detecting if a tray is available
  • Notification Icon: Add option to use symbolic icon

How to Install Pithos in Ubuntu:

The software has an official Ubuntu PPA that contains Pithos deb packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.04.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pithos/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then check updates and install the Pandora radio client via command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pithos

Note that at the moment of writing, the PPA contains the last 1.3.1 release. It needs time for the developer building the software packages.

Uninstall Pithos:

To remove Pithos, run following command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove pithos

To remove the PPA repository, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

In addition, Pithos is also available as Gnome Platpak, see the wiki.