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Chrome: Stops Playing / Cuts Off

Local Performer

How do I keep music from my collection going without stopping?  I'm using pandra for my office and playing it on the speakers so my patients can hear it in the waiting room while they wait.  I have "office music" in my collection and have about 5 stations.  Anytime I play on station it goes through a couple songs, then automatically stops playing.  When I hiit the play button it looks like its about to play the song then does nothing.  I'm using google chrome.  Does anyone know how I can get office music/lounge music playing throughout the day without cutting off?  Thanks in advance.


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Hi there, @haroldg12. 👋

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble listening from your Chrome web browser. I understand how frustrating this can be.

Pandora for Businesses:

It sounds like you're using Pandora to play music in a public setting (which is not considered personal use). If so, we have a solution for you. Pandora is available and optimized for use in settings like these through Mood Media, with features like unlimited listening, no advertising, and a media player that can connect to your existing sound system.

Additionally, due to the terms of our music licenses, the consumer version of the Pandora service (including Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium) cannot legally be used to play music in a commercial or public setting. Any Pandora listening that isn't personal and private, even for non-profit or tax exempt organizations, must be properly licensed through Mood Media, which fairly compensates artists, authors, composers, publishers and other rightsholders.

Use of Pandora in these settings is available only via hardware sold by Mood Media. To learn more or sign up, click here.


Chrome Troubleshooting:

A lot of times quitting your browser completely, re-opening it and going back to can help. I would also check your sleep settings for your computer as this may impact your listening. 

If that doesn't work, try these steps: 

1. Update Chrome.

2. Clear Browsing Data (including browsing history, cache and cookies):

  • Click on the icon with 3 vertical dots in the upper right (located on the browser toolbar).
  • Select More Tools and then Clear Browsing Data.
  • On this screen, please select All time for the time range, and then click on Clear Data.
  • Restart the browser and go back to

3. Bypass the Pop-up Blocker for Pandora:

  • Again, click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right, and select Settings.
  • Scroll down and click Advanced at the bottom.
  • Under Privacy and security, click Site Settings.
  • Click Popups and redirects. Under allow make sure is listed. If not listed, click Add and enter:, then click Add.

4. Turn off extensions.

Disable HTML5 Autoplay, Adblock, and NoScript, or allow within them. To do that, go to chrome://extensions/ on your web browser.

5. Allow Pandora within your firewall or antivirus.

If you are using an internet firewall or anti-virus program, it could be blocking portions of our site. Try allowing access to within those programs, and then try visiting our site again. If this doesn't help, then try disabling such programs entirely as a test to see if this affects your issue.

6. Try a different browser.

Using a different browser such as Firefox may help.

7. Restart your computer and try Pandora again.

Hope this helps. 🎧

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Local Performer

I'm having this same issue, which has just started yesterday. I am on Chrome for Mac Version 92.0.4515.159 (Official Build) (x86_64). The songs stop at 3 minutes, sometimes one song at a time, sometimes after several songs in a row have played and then one stops. I have tried:

* Updating to the newest version of Chrome

* Closing Chrome and reopening

* Turning off the ad blocker

* Reloading the Pandora site

Any other ideas? Has this been resolved? I am a teacher, and I have a premium subscription for use in my classroom, and it would be extremely distracting to have the music keep stopping and needing to be reloaded. This does not happen on my same account on my iPhone, just on Chrome on my Mac.

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Hey there, @hdoolittle. 👋

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with the music playing. I understand how frustrating this could be. 

Do any error messages pop up when the music pauses / stops?

It sounds like you've tried a couple of the steps, I would recommend trying out a few other like clearing cache / cookies in this article from our help page: Chrome Troubleshooting

It may also be helpful to try using a different browser to help us determine whether this is browser related. 

Let me know how it goes. 🎧


Alyssa | Community Moderator

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