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How to stop music starting automatically?

RedwoodFairy
Local Performer

If I don't find a resolution to this I will switch to another music provider! I only want Pandora to start playing when I PRESS PLAY. 

I cannot seem to find a setting that will stop Pandora from automatically playing a default station or my last listened to station automatically when I launch it. To me this is a violation of privacy, if others are in the room, and my spiritual music starts without me wanting it to!!!

So frustrated, please help.

 

Moderator edit: edited title for clarity

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AlyssaPandora
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Thanks for confirming that info, @RedwoodFairy

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.

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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.

Hope this information is helpful!

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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AlyssaPandora
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Moderator

Hey, @RedwoodFairy.

Could you tell me a bit more about what is happening?

  • Are you using your web browser?
  • Or are you using the Pandora Desktop App?

Let me know.

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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RedwoodFairy
Local Performer

web browser

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AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Thanks for confirming that info, @RedwoodFairy

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.

Hope this information is helpful!

Alyssa | Community Moderator

Let's talk music in Community Chat

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erosen03
Local Performer

I had the same issue. All Pandora apps (Windows, Android, Web) would immediately start playing as soon as the app was started. That is horrible. There needs to be a setting to turn that off. I cancelled the family plan and mostly stopped using Pandora because of this. 

AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey, @erosen03👋

I completely understand where you're coming from with this.

Another member of the community created a feature request related this here.

If you'd like to see this idea implemented, be sure to click on the  ❤️icon next to the title of the request on the main Feature Request page. 

Thanks so much for posting on the community! 🎧

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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BigSur
Local Performer

Agree. Whoever decided that this was a good idea is obviously an idiot.  

vfk
Local Performer

Now I know I'm not the only one annoyed by this.

AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hi, @vfk. 👋

Nice to see you around the community space.

I would recommend upvoting this existing feature request if you'd like to have this option when listening from the web: Play music on launch - on/off switch 

To upvote an idea, click on the 💙icon next to the title of the feature request.

For more information about how feature requests work on the Pandora Community, feel free to check out this helpful infographic: "How do requests become features?"

Thanks for posting on the Pandora Community and for your feedback about this! 🎧

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Raspberry_Trixi
Local Performer

I've got the highest cost subscription (I guess maybe it's called premium).  Yeah, anyway, is there anyway to TURN OFF music automatically playing upon opening the browser?  I happen to be using Safari with my MacBook.   

thanks!

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AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there, @Raspberry_Trixi. 👋

To keep things tidy, I moved your post over to this existing thread: How to stop music starting automatically?

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to manage your auto-play at launch settings. However, if you download the Pandora Desktop App for your MAC computer, the music doesn't start playing unless you click on the play button.

If you're interested, you can find out more about how the Pandora Desktop works here.

You can also check out the accepted solution for this thread here.

Thanks so much for posting on the Pandora Community! :pandora:

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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CustomerZ
Local Performer

The questioner is right.  Pandora turning on automatically should be able to be turned off.  Otherwise it's an intrusive, abusive feature.

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IDontwantto
Local Performer

That’s crazy! I don’t want to hear music when my computer is booting up, which is when it starts. I want to only hear it when I START IT!!!!! They should NOT be able to decide they need to play music when it starts. I will cancel membership (paid) and delete profile if I can’t find a solution soon.

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