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Tanner's Tips: #15 Recommendations & Personalizations


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Welcome to Tanner's Tips!

This post is dedicated to all the great features that Pandora has to offer. I'll be talking about and breaking down a Pandora feature in detail. Some of you may be using these features every day and others maybe not so much. My goal is to introduce something new and fun to your Pandora experience. Thanks for listening! ?

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As many of you are already know, Pandora Stations create a unique listening experience by playing not only the artists and songs you love but include some new artist. Let's talk about some features to help get the most out of your personalized radio experience. 

Remember, you'll want to continue to thumb up and down tracks on your station to let Pandora know what you like and don't like. Balancing these thumbs helps create the best experience. If you find yourself hearing songs that don't quite fit, be sure to check your thumbs. Too many thumbs down can often lead to hearing songs that may not quite fit. Balance is key. 

Something new... For You

If you are looking for something new or want personalized recommendations, try the For You tab on mobile devices - right next to My Collection.This is where you can find all of our curated stations along with other music we think you'll love. For You provides personalized playlists, songs, genres, artist and more. To add content to your collection, tap Collect.


Thumbprint Radio

Thumbprint Radio is designed to give you the ability to listen to all the songs you thumbed – along with songs we think you'll love. Keep in mind, you can continue to thumb up and down on your Thumbprint Radio (It acts as it's own station). This creates such a great personalized listening experience based on all the songs you love!

Don't have Thumbprint Radio? Not to worry, here's how to add it:

Search for "Thumbprint Radio" in the search field. If you don't see the station, you may need to create a few more stations and give each of them some Thumbs Up. Once you've given enough Thumb feedback, you should be able to search for the station the following day.

Also, the stations used to create "Thumbprint Radio" will exclude artists that are Holiday, Children's, or Comedy, as these tracks tend not to mix as smoothly with other Thumbed-Up tracks from all your stations.

Note: Genre stations, such as "Today's Top Hits" or "Love Songs" are stations created by and curated by Pandora, and they behave a differently than your own personalized stations. It is not possible to add variety or edit the name of these stations. If you'd like to have those options, try to create a station based off of an artist or song in that genre instead, or use Pandora Modes for a fresh listening experience.

My Thumbs Up Playlist

For Premium users, My Thumbs Up playlists collect your Thumbs Up from each station in one place, creating one master personalized playlist. The ultimate playlist of all your favs. 


Pandora Modes

Pandora Modes allow you to personalize your radio stations and reduce repetition. By applying different modes such as Discover mode, you can have a different experience on the same station.

Learn more about Pandora Modes here


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Community Manager

Thanks for sharing this week's tip, @TannerPandora 👍

One of my favorite features of the Pandora app is the "For You" section. This is where I discover new music releases, podcasts, and more! 🎧

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