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How to allow explicit content on account

Local Performer

I would like explicit music on pandora so how do I get that??

 

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Re: How to allow explicit content on account

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@Prettygirlsii10 Nice to see you around the community.

We try to buy unedited versions of all music and comedy we acquire, but sometimes a clean version is all that's available. This is particularly common with movie soundtracks and best-of collections.

Sometimes our licensing for certain content may expire. Other times we get the radio edit of a track before we get the original, and the tracks are indistinguishable from one another from a database perspective.

For that reason, Pandora might select a clean track from one of these sources instead of a nearly identical track from another album. This is an unfortunate reality of the record business: sometimes songs that are not identical are labeled as identical.

Finally, the lyrics preview will always display "clean" lyrics. If you'd like to view the full, uncensored text, click Show more or See all lyrics.

With this being said, you do have the option of allowing explicit content to play on your account by adjusting your explicit filter.

To adjust your filter on the web:

  1. Click the icon (initial or picture) in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings, then Content Settings.
  3. Toggle the Explicit Content switch ON to allow explicit content.
  4. Enter your password to confirm changes.

Please note: while setting your Explicit Content filter on the web will also affect your account on the desktop app or mobile devices, it will not affect in-home devices such as game systems, TVs and Blu-ray players. These devices filter explicit content by default because they are frequently used in family settings.

To find steps to adjust the Explicit Content filter on these devices, visit In the Home / On the Go.

To adjust your Explicit Content filter from your mobile device:

  1. Tap the Profile icon, followed by the Settings gear in the top right corner.
  2. Select Account.
  3. To allow explicit content, switch the Allow Explicit Content option to On (green).
  4. Tap Save, then enter your password to confirm the changes.

Hope this helps! 😎

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Re: How to allow explicit content on account

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@Prettygirlsii10 Nice to see you around the community.

We try to buy unedited versions of all music and comedy we acquire, but sometimes a clean version is all that's available. This is particularly common with movie soundtracks and best-of collections.

Sometimes our licensing for certain content may expire. Other times we get the radio edit of a track before we get the original, and the tracks are indistinguishable from one another from a database perspective.

For that reason, Pandora might select a clean track from one of these sources instead of a nearly identical track from another album. This is an unfortunate reality of the record business: sometimes songs that are not identical are labeled as identical.

Finally, the lyrics preview will always display "clean" lyrics. If you'd like to view the full, uncensored text, click Show more or See all lyrics.

With this being said, you do have the option of allowing explicit content to play on your account by adjusting your explicit filter.

To adjust your filter on the web:

  1. Click the icon (initial or picture) in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings, then Content Settings.
  3. Toggle the Explicit Content switch ON to allow explicit content.
  4. Enter your password to confirm changes.

Please note: while setting your Explicit Content filter on the web will also affect your account on the desktop app or mobile devices, it will not affect in-home devices such as game systems, TVs and Blu-ray players. These devices filter explicit content by default because they are frequently used in family settings.

To find steps to adjust the Explicit Content filter on these devices, visit In the Home / On the Go.

To adjust your Explicit Content filter from your mobile device:

  1. Tap the Profile icon, followed by the Settings gear in the top right corner.
  2. Select Account.
  3. To allow explicit content, switch the Allow Explicit Content option to On (green).
  4. Tap Save, then enter your password to confirm the changes.

Hope this helps! 😎

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Explicit Songs

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I listen to songs that have multiple swear words in succession. When I listen to them it will censor all of them and only the beat will play during each swear words. I can't find a way to allow the swear words to play. Is there a way I can enable them on Android?

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Re: Explicit Songs

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@DomMartin33 I moved your post to this thread since you have a similar question.

Check out the accepted solution to this thread for instructions on how you can allow explicit content on your account from your mobile device.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Explicit Tracks now Censored

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Is there a way to remove this for an entire station (or my entire account) instead of for each individual track? I'd like all my songs uncensored (for the ones where the uncensored version is available!). Thanks!

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Re: Explicit Tracks now Censored

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Hey there, @CourtHammie. 👋

If the explicit version is available for a track, it should play uncensored. We do have an explicit filter that you can enable or disable for your entire account. I've shared some helpful information about this in my post here.

If you're noticing that this is happening with your entire account (not just certain songs), feel free to let me know as I may need to report this to our engineering team for further review.

Thanks so much for posting on the Pandora Community! :pandora:

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Allow explicit language

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How do I use text and talk in allow explicit language

 

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Re: Allow explicit language

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@Peterslinger86 I moved your post to this thread as it sounds like you are asking a similar question.

Check out the accepted solution for instructions on how you can allow explicit music to play on your stations.

Hope this helps! 

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Explicit Preferred

Local Performer

Does anyone know how to make explicit content the preferred version? I dislike that the music I want to hear is censored every other word. I am an adult and prefer adult content.

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Re: Explicit Preferred

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@HK-AERIAL-VTOL I moved your post over to this thread to keep the Community organized.

Check out the accepted solution for instructions on how you can allow explicit music to play on your stations.

Enjoy the music! 😎

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Censored Songs

Local Performer

Should I thumb down censored songs if I don’t like the censorship aspect of it? If so, would this affect uncensored songs?

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Re: Censored Songs

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@Reignmanouseff I moved your post over to this existing thread: How to allow explicit content on account

We try to buy unedited versions of all music and comedy we acquire, but sometimes a clean version is all that's available. This is particularly common with movie soundtracks and best-of collections.

Sometimes our licensing for certain content may expire. Other times we get the radio edit of a track before we get the original, and the tracks are indistinguishable from one another from a database perspective.

For that reason, Pandora might select a clean track from one of these sources instead of a nearly identical track from another album. This is an unfortunate reality of the record business: sometimes songs that are not identical are labeled as identical.

Finally, the lyrics preview will always display "clean" lyrics. If you'd like to view the full, uncensored text, click Show more or See all lyrics.

With this being said, did you originally give an explicit version of a track a Thumbs Up, and now when it plays on your station again, the Thumbs Up is still highlighted, however a clean version plays instead?

If so, can you please write me back with the following the next time this happens?

  • The name of the station where this occurred.
  • The name(s) of the censored artist(s) and censored track(s)
  • The device you are using to stream Pandora
  • A screenshot of the now playing screen showing the Thumbs Up icon highlighted

I will need specific examples before we can move forward with this.

Let me know.

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