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Pandora™ Voice Recognition

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Adds voice commands to Pandora, allowing you to control your music more freely.

Image from store Pandora™ Voice Recognition
Description from store Ideal for headset users, PandoraVR is an add-on for Pandora™ in Chrome that enables you to control your station using voice commands. --- UPDATES: 2014-02-16 Current Users: Please re-enable this extension, as permissions have changed! New for version 0.2, you may be asked if you would like to participate in a petition to encourage Pandora Media, Inc. to integrate PandoraVR as a native feature. That would mean no more Chrome extension. But that's OK! It would be much better to get this awesome tool as a built-in part of your online radio experience. You can learn more and sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/pandora-media-inc-integrate-pandoravr-as-a-native-feature Also, see below for information that explains how this extension protects your privacy. --- Are you working away from your desk, but can't stand the current track? Just tell Pandora to skip it by saying, "Pandora: skip," or "Pandora: thumbs down." PandoraVR supports commands for each of your primary Pandora™ functions: Pause, play, skip, thumb up, and thumb down. You can activate them by saying any of the following commands. To like the current track, say: "Pandora: thumbs up." To downvote the current track, say: "Pandora: thumbs down." To skip the current track, say: "Pandora: skip," or, "Pandora: next." To pause the current track, say: "Pandora: pause," or, "Pandora: stop." To play or resume the current track, say: "Pandora: play," or, "Pandora: resume." This extension is easy to use, and truly convenient. It's a must-have add-on for Pandora™ that really adds value to your listening experience. --- Setup Instructions ================== Once installed, it will automatically activate whenever you visit Pandora. You must be connected to Pandora over a secure connection. If not, you will be prompted to do so; a notice will appear in your track window that allows you to switch to secure mode. You will only be asked once. You may also be asked, only once, to allow the use of your microphone. Once granted, that permission will be remembered, so that you can instantly start speaking commands to Pandora in the future. --- FAQ === How do I get started? Just follow the Setup Instructions guide above. How do I know it's working? On the icon of your Pandora tab in Chrome, you should see a red dot. This indicates that PandoraVR is listening for your commands. You can also see the status above your current track. My commands are not working. Why? Refer to the product description above for a list of available commands. Depending on your environment and the quality of your microphone, it may be difficult for PandoraVR to understand what you are saying. If you have trouble, try to speak slowly and clearly. Remember, PandoraVR will not listen to you unless you first command its attention by saying, "Pandora." How can I change the station? At this time there is no support for changing stations with PandoraVR. Plans are being made to introduce this feature in a later version. --- DISCLAIMER PandoraVR is not affiliated with Pandora Media, Inc. Its developer claims no responsibility for the impact on your use of Pandora™ services. This product is sold as-is and without warranty. PRIVACY POLICY This extension does not collect any personally identifiable information about you or your Internet usage. That means no cookies are stored. This extension is not owned by, or affiliated with, any third parties; no information is being nor will be sold regarding your usage of this extension. PARTICIPATION IN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION You may be prompted to sign a petition that aims to seek integration of this extension with the services provided by Pandora Media, Inc. This prompt will appear after 5 minutes of listening to your music; though it will not interrupt your usage, it will display a small box and form to digitally sign by entering your name. This petition is provided by Change.org: http://www.change.org/ Upon signing the petition, your e-mail address and location (city, state, and postal code, if available) will be collected and sent along with your signature to Change.org. This is in accordance with their requirements. For more information about how this data is used, please see their privacy policy: http://www.change.org/about/privacy This extension does NOT store any of the aforementioned data about you. It is only sent to Change.org for processing, in accordance with their terms of use. You will NOT be contacted by the developer of this extension, nor with your information be shared with any other parties. Participation is optional; however, it would be entirely awesome if you could show your love for a great extension by signing!

Latest reviews

  • (2017-05-03) Mave Dex: I couldn't find the microphone icon on the pandora.com website tab that presents the pause/play/skip/soundbar buttons. I calculate I was unable to activate the Pandora Voice Recognition extension because of this and am left feeling unsatisfied.
  • (2016-04-18) Albert Portnoy: Add a voice notification for when commands are accepted. Example: Me: Panora, Thumbs up Pandora VR: Thumbs up added to this song
  • (2016-02-20) Greg Howells: Every time I said " Pandora thumbs up", the song gets a "thumbs down." How in the world is that helpful? Saying bye bye to this extension.
  • (2015-05-12) Geoffrey Barber: Enunciate. If you do that, you shouldn't have any problems.
  • (2014-11-24) Joseph Dougherty: Super helpful for gaming
  • (2014-11-10) Brent Marnati: Currently some issues with recognizing commands properly. The majority of what I say is recognized as "Pandora: Thumbs Down" regardless of whether it's through my built in mic or my headset. Other than that, it's a great idea.
  • (2014-02-05) Tyler Nichols: Awesome

Latest issues

  • (2021-04-12, v:0.2) Soran Richards: Pondora
    Hm well how About Creating A Youtube version or A full Assistant with A huge yt focus when playing music/videos
  • (2016-06-22, v:0.2) Alan Hallmark: android app
    Has anything been done for an android app?
  • (2015-08-19, v:0.2) Dave Chiodo: Please Please Please make this for
    Android devices. I don't need voice control for Pandora when I'm sitting at my desk using my PC - I need it when I'm driving listening to music on my Android phone. If it had these functions, it would be awesome - switch station - create new station - pause/resume - exit pandora
  • (2015-05-02, v:0.2) Andrew Evans: Voice Command to Skip
    You have to say Pandora, give it a second and it should skip the song.


448 history
3.6 (13 votes)
Last update / version
2014-02-16 / 0.2
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