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Android: Plays at Launch with Auto-Start Disabled

harasnicole
Local Performer

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.

 

mod edit: changed title for clarity

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iamnowfnd
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  • Model: Nokia G50
  • Carrier: Good2Go
  • Android version (Settings > About Phone): 12
  • Pandora version (o to Profile, then select Settings. Scroll to the bottom of the screen for the version number):2205.1.1
  • Are you connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data when this is happening? Both. It happens at home and on cell only connection. 
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AlyssaPandora
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Moderator

Thanks for sharing those details, @iamnowfnd.

I've gone ahead and shared this with our engineering team. As I mentioned, they are working on this and hopefully it will be resolved soon. Thanks for your patience. 🎧

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iamnowfnd
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Thank you! 

JustMe6
Local Performer

Happening here too, but "They are working on it" feels like complete BS. The issue has been going on since at least Jan 2021, almost 18 months that I can find on this forum. I used Pandora once with Android Auto and now every time my phone connects Pandora takes over. I force stop the app and it reloads during the same drive. I guess the real message is to uninstall Pandora and use a competitor's app. Done being frustrated with this.

jimintomystery
Local Performer

Just wanted to report the same issue.  I not only have Auto-start and Auto-play turned off, I'm not sure I ever had them turned on in the first place.  And yet, when I launch the Pandora app it never fails to resume playback of the last song I listened to, before I have a chance to stop it.

  • Model: Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Carrier: Verizon
  • Android version: 12
  • Pandora version: 2205.1.1
  • Are you connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data when this is happening? Both

This first post in this thread reported this bug in November 2021.  It's now September 2022.

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@jimintomystery I've enabled a trace on your account to help us better understand what's happening.

For this trace to be useful, we'll need you to run through our troubleshooting steps found here: Android Troubleshooting 

Let me know how it goes.

Adam | Community Moderator

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AlyssaPandora
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Pandora Update (09/07/22): Hey everyone! 👋

We believe this issue has now been resolved with the release of Pandora app version 2208.2.

If you haven't already, please try updating the app on your Android device using the steps below. 

  1. Tap your profile avatar in the top right corner.
  2. Select Manage apps & device.
  3. Then tap Manage and scroll to Pandora for updates.

Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.

Feel free to let me know if you continue to have trouble. 🎧

Alyssa | Community Moderator
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iamnowfnd
Underground

I just tried it on my device and it works. The last song did not auto start and now see the setting in Advanced. 

 

Thanks for fixing this! 

AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Awesome! Thank you so much for confirming, @iamnowfnd. I'm happy to hear that it worked for you. Let me know if anything else pops up. 👍

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iamnowfnd
Underground

Will do. Thanks again for fixing it. Makes the app so much easier and better to use. 

 

Any chance we can get the SXM channels streaming on the Pandora app? That would be nice. 

AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@iamnowfnd Pandora currently features select episodes of SiriusXM shows in a podcast format. These podcasts can be found in the For You section (through our mobile app) or Browse (through our website and selected devices), and will have a SiriusXM banner in the artwork. 

Check out the full list of available podcasts on Pandora. 

However, I think this is a great feature suggestion / request. Feel free to create one if you'd like to see this option implemented here: Feature Requests

In the meantime, the only thing close to your idea is this suggestion: SiriusXM and Pandora Combined Subscription

 

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frooey
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As the original poster in this thread, I am pleased to confirm that the new
update has fixed this glitch. At long last, thank you!

-- Ken S. (sent from my mobile)

AlyssaPandora
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Thank you for confirming and for your patience, @frooey👍

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jimintomystery
Local Performer

This update appears to resolve the issue for me.

iamnowfnd
Underground

Yea, seeing the SXM content on Pandora made me think of adding the channels. 

 

It's one of the reasons I like using the Iheart app. They have streaming channels that show the playlist. 

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strobert
Underground

well, this bug looks to have been fixed with that update.  sadly looks like this version broke permission prompting.  I'll see if there is a thread for that yet

and yup, here is a thread on the permissions:
https://community.pandora.com/t5/Android/Android-How-to-Dismiss-Bluetooth-Permission/m-p/108635

mod edit: merged comments

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AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey, @strobert. 👋

Yes, we have a thread for that. I've already notified the appropriate party and it's being worked on. 

For any updates, please visit that thread. Thank you for reporting and for your patience during this process. 🎧

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CellNetwork
Local Performer

Whenever I open the pandora android app (or even webpage in browser), Pandora automatically starts playing music. Music just starts playing. How do I change it to start playing music ONLY when I press play?

I don't want an app that starts blaring music when I open it. What if I'm at work and just want to see what music is on Pandora? Open the app, music starts blaring.  Terrible. It has prevented me from using Pandora over the years.

AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hi there, @CellNetwork. 👋

Thanks for your post and your feedback.

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: Feature Request Policy & FAQs

Android Setting:

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

We believe this issue has now been resolved with the release of Pandora app version 2208.2

If you haven't already, please try updating the app on your Android device using the steps below. 

  1. Tap your profile avatar in the top right corner.
  2. Select Manage apps & device.
  3. Then tap Manage and scroll to Pandora for updates.

Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.

Feel free to let me know if you continue to have trouble. 🎧

Alyssa | Community Moderator
Let's talk music in Community Chat
Follow us on Twitter @ PandoraSupport
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