Hi, I'm having a similar issue, only I have autoplay turned off. Every time I close down the app and reopen it, songs still start playing automatically, and I just want it to stop doing that.
I have an LG Velvet 5G, and the app version I have is 2110.1, if that helps.
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Same issue here. Auto-start is disabled in settings, but music automatically plays whenever I resume the app. Samsung Galaxy S20, Android 12, happens on both WiFi and cellular connection.
Same here. I do not want music to start automatically when I open pandora.com in the browser, nor when I open the Pandora app on my Android devices. I have auto-start off on my Android and the music still starts automatically. Nothing like opening Pandora in the morning looking for some relaxing music and having my heavy metal playlist from the night before starting automatically.
Also, Pandora has been around for years. This is not something that people should submit a feature request for in 2022.
Hi there, @fezze. 👋
Thanks so much for your post, and for sharing your experience. Sorry for any trouble.
Auto-Launch from a Web Browser:
When listening to Pandora from a web browser, this isn't a feature. For more information about how features work on the Pandora Community, feel free to check out this infographic: "How do requests become features?"
Auto-Launch with the Desktop App:
If you're using the Pandora Desktop App for Windows or MAC computers, this setting is an option.
You can use the following steps to keep the Pandora app from opening and playing automatically when you start your MAC computer.
You can use the following steps to keep the Pandora app from opening automatically when you start your Windows computer:
With Android devices, this is an available setting. I moved your post over to this existing thread as it's a known bug other community members have reported: Android: Plays at Launch with Auto-Start Disabled
In the meantime, we have an internal ticket open with our engineering team to investigate. I have shared your feedback on the ticket. If you'd like to share your device info, I can add this as well.
Thanks for reporting this issue. 🎧
Hi there, @mluispr. 👋
Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. I know that this can be a frustrating issue. Our engineering team is still investigating and working on this. However, I've shared your feedback on the internal ticket we have open.
Would you mind providing the following?
Let me know and I can add your device details to the ticket as well. Thanks for your help with this. 🎧
Same problem here...
Model: pixel 5a 5g
Android version: 12
Pandora version: 2201.1
It does it on WiFi or cellular.
No noticeable pattern, just always does it.
Based on a recommendation from a reddit thread that was discussing a similar issue of auto resuming in various media players on Android 12, I uninstalled the Roku app and it seems to have fixed the issue. It is odd that this affected Pandora but not Spotify or YT Music for me. Hope this helps.
*Update: must have been just a coincidence as it started auto resuming again this morning. Darn
I have this issue, and it's disheartening to see how long it has been going on.
I'm currently running Pandora 2204.1 on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ running Android 10.
I have already tried an uninstall / reinstall of the app, so please don't tell me to try that. This is quite obviously a bug.
Hi there, @Dissident. 👋
Sorry to hear that you're encountering this issue. I understand how frustrating this can be and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
For android devices, we will usually ask for you to try clearing the app data to see if that helps. It sounds like you may have gone through these steps already: Android Troubleshooting
In the meantime, we have an open ticket with our engineering team and I have added your report to it. 🎧
Please contact me when this issue has been resolved..
For the present I have uninstalled Pandora from my Pixel 4a. As a programmer with over 30 years experience I find having to continually pause Pandora and reset the audio source in Android Auto in order to listen to anything other than Pandora is ridiculous. If it were not for my wife, I
would remove Pandora from all of our devices and use another music streaming service. Again please contact me when this issue has been resolved..
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Sort of. See, I'm a moronic child, which is why Pandora does not entrust me with the ability to delete my own posts. That's too much power, you see. And so, I have to do this instead.
No I don't expect It to be resolved. As far a being contacted, have you heard the saying "when pigs fly"?
I know.... Just sometimes I get so frustrated seeing today's state of programming that I have to write something like the above.,
I've turned off the auto start feature and the app. But when I open either the last song I had playing starts playing again.
I've signed in and out of the app and it still happen.
I just want to choose the song to play instead of it auto playing when opening.
Hi there, @iamnowfnd. 👋
Nice to see you around the community space.
From your Web Browser:
Unfortunately, this is not currently a feature of Pandora's website. However, your feedback is definitely appreciated. To see this idea implemented, feel free to create a feature request, as this is the best way to share your suggestions to improve the service.
If you'd prefer to use the desktop app for Windows or Mac, you should be able to adjust your settings to keep Pandora from launching with your computer or playing automatically.
You can find out more about that here.
From the Pandora Android App:
If you'd like to have more control over initiating playback when opening the Pandora app, Plus and Premium subscribers can manage their Auto-Start settings by using the following steps:
However, we do have an existing thread where listeners are having trouble with this here: Android: Plays at Launch with Auto-Start Disabled
If you're still having trouble with music playing after adjusting that setting from your Android device, I can report your experience over to engineering. They are currently working on this. I'll need the following:
I hope this information is helpful. Let me know. 🎧