My boyfriend cancelled his subscription for this exact reason. I experience as well on a desktop computer and my android phone as well. None of the troubleshooting steps makes any difference. It just started happening a couple of months ago and is something Pandora should look into on their side and get corrected.
Hey there, @jazzman4000. 👋
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with buffering.
How are you listening when this happens?
Let me know. 🎧
I don't know about the original poster, but I am having similar issues on my Mac. I only experience it on the Mac, not windows, roku, or android. Using the app vs chrome doesn't seem to fix the problem. Almost daily it just stops and starts buffering, and won't continue until I reload. My internet connection is solid and I don't have these issues with any other music streaming services.
@matt144 Nice to see you around the Community. 👋🏽
Please try connecting your device directly via an Ethernet cable and see if that helps.
If there is no change, try rebooting your connection:
If Pandora still isn't working, could you check if you're able to connect to your network using another streaming service, such as YouTube?
You might also try connecting your device to an entirely different network, or using a different device on your current network, to see if your streaming improves.
Let me know how it goes!
Thanks for reporting the buffering issue you're experiencing.
Could you clarify how you're listening when this happens?
Let me know. 🎧
I'm actually having the same problem too, I click the song I want to listen to, it opens up the ad window and then it just closes the ad and it won't play the song. Ah, and I'm listening on a web browser on my Chromebook.
Hey, @MiYUKi. 👋
Have any error messages popped up?
I would recommend running through the troubleshooting steps for your specific browser or Pandora Desktop App to see if it helps.
Web Browser Troubleshooting:
Hope this helps! 🎧
Hey, @Itzfloyd. 👋
Sorry for the inconvenience.
It's possible that this error message was triggered by multiple listeners on your account, a problem with Pandora on your device, or an issue with your internet provider.
I made a small change, and you should be able to listen without any issues now.
Let us know if you continue to have trouble with this. 🎧
@AdamPandora I'm having a similar thing happen to me. Pandora doesn't like finishing a song the last several days for me for some reason. They tend to cut off about 3/4 the way through, about every 5 songs I'll get one that finishes.
Listening on Windows 10
Happens on both Brave and Microsoft Edge
No error message. Just says 'buffering' and then skips to the next song after several seconds of silence. Problem is, my videos and other downloads never stutter.
I think it started happening after a windows update. My personal guess is that for some reason the song's won't download past a certain point, or their is an error in the code that makes my browsers think the song is totally downloaded when its not.
@TheEquinox Thanks for sharing your experience on the Community.
Unfortunately, we don't support the Brave browser. Please use one of our supported browsers for listening to Pandora, like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.
Since it sounds like you are having trouble with this on Microsoft Edge as well, I recommend running through the following troubleshooting steps: Edge Troubleshooting
Let me know how it goes.