End of year wrap up like Spotify
When will the Playback 2022 be available?
Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity
Well looks like it's time to look into spotify. That probably answers my question about why my hours listened hasn't changed all year.
Good by pandora hello spotify!
It's gonna suck leaving pandora premium. I was in the top 0.01 percent of listener's according to last year's report. But since I dont get my what I loved 2022 I'm done with pandora.
I'm jumping on this bandwagon to show how big of a deal this feature is to us. I won't threaten to switch because I won't, but it really is a feature we look forward to and you should consider bringing it back. There's still time for 2022!
Oh, and since you work with Pandora or whatever, what happened to the year in review feature? I was really looking forward to seeing my total music hours and stats, but I saw somewhere that it was removed. I'm not super tech savvy, but I wouldn't think that requires a lot of maintenance to run
Hey Adam - I have always appreciated your help when I needed assistance with updating playlists or just had general questions here. So thank you - and Happy New Years to you, my friend.
I do share the same frustration as many on this thread - I have been a Pandora user since 2015 and have always spoken highly about Pandora. But this past year, for the first time since I started using the App, I am reconsidering my music platform. Very few new features have been added - the user interface seems to be behind the times, and not having the Year in Review for your users is just poor business. I have checked a plethora of times over the past month, excited to see my year in review. As I received countless other years in reviews from apps I could care less about, I was saddened to see this feature is no longer offered by Pandora.
This may be the end of a good ride - I'm going to give the staff at Pandora the opportunity to correct this error, as look, you all may not have known how important this was to a lot of people. The one thing in life I can say that has ALWAYS been there for me - is music. Probably the most significant thing I hold closest to my heart, obviously not including my family, and to not have this feature, it's kind of a big deal. Thanks Adam - hopefully you all can make this right, otherwise, I'm definitely going to have to move on to another music service.
Hi robot AdamPandora!
We all are demanding an explanation as to why they would do away with an awesome and fun feature like that. It makes no sense why they'd drop it when major competitors do it every year. I am a dedicated Pandora listener and have been for over a decade but this was always a fun way to see what I enjoyed the most. And seeing customers on Spotify and God knows what else getting their stats is unfair! For the last three years I have received my Playback and a list of my most listened to. I will be dropping and switching to Spotify if they do not remedy this.
What happened to you Pandora? I vividly remember a point in time, not long ago, that Pandora Radio was the music app. It was such a success that I even recall people regularly using the brand name Pandora as a reference to just play some music. There aren't many products who are able to reach such a notoriety that their brand name is then turned into a commonplace reference for what the product offers (think Kleenex). It's hard for an app in today's cell phone driven society to reach success across the board of age brackets, let alone for one to do it 10 years ago! Maybe it was just a different time. I remember when Spotify started growing exponentially, I never seen the alure- but I get it now. If I wanted a library of music I just torrented it back then- but it still didn't have the charm that Pandora did, no matter how many discographies filled my iTunes library.
What happened to you Pandora? I remember having the thought around 5 years ago that it seemed like whomever developed the Pandora was a one man show or very small team that seemed to more reactive at growing the brand and adding features opposed to the other competitors in the market.
About two and a half years ago I made a hard decision and took my obsessive listening habits to Spotify for a year because of how extensive the Wrapped feature was. The first year truthfully wasn't too bad because I was able to transfer over all my stations into playlists and thumbs into a library that was extensive and versatile. I was able to push to about the middle of the 2nd year (this most recent), until my library really started to dry up on me and it was then that I realized just how unique Pandora truly is. While I genuinely loved being able to claim a top 1% of listening time on Spotify the last two years- I've been ready to come back home to Pandora.
After using Spotify for that time, I was spoiled on certain convenience factors. It's almost like a toxic relationship it feels like; Pandora knows how good their product is and refuse to work on any other part of themselves because they know people will still crave them. I was riding the wave with Pandora way back when, when Spotify started really overtaking them, I was there, hyping up their over-due feature updates that were far too late to stay with the trend of time, now I get embrace for the laughs that are bound to come my way when I speak good on Pandora because even if they have the best radio and algorithms their product has become an inconvenience in itself to use outside of a web player. They went from a S tier staple app set to ride the wave for many years to a stagnant uninspiring afterthought that many place right alongside FM radio... All at their own fault and complacency.
Removing the end of year review really highlights that there is no desire for this app to try and regain any relevancy or take back some of what was once all yours, but instead just be another subscription-based service on an asset sheet for shareholders. I don't like wishing ill-will, but I will no longer be supporting you in any manner. Get it together
Please bring the feature back. I have issues with the app and it’s bugs. If there aren’t any more fun features anymore, I will be switching my paid account to a different service. You didn’t notify us about the change and it seems like a slap in the face/like you don’t care
Are the badges replacing the year end summary? It's cool to see how long long I've had Pandora and how many hours. But the year end review was/is better. I loved seeing my favorite genre and artists for the year. Can we combine the two?
I've been using Pandora since maybe 2008 but I'm rather disappointed that we can't get a year end recap anymore. I prefer letting the algorithm discover new music for me and having a thumbprint station but this makes me reconsider other apps. 😞
Check out the website “soundiiz” - I’m currently using it to switch all of my playlists over. Free version allows you to switch 1 playlist at a time, full version lets you switch unlimited songs/playlists at a time. I cancelled my Pandora, it’s been a great decision.