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I cannot get any of my collected music or stations to play. I click the play icon and nothing happens. On my desktop, Windows 10. Your website, Firefox. It worked until I upgraded.

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Hey there, @lare2. 👋

Thanks so much for posting about this. I would recommend trying out these steps to troubleshoot Pandora on Firefox:

  • Update Firefox here
  • Clear your Cookies, Cache, and History:
    • Click on the menu icon (3 horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of your browser's toolbar.
    • Select Library, then History and click Clear Recent History.
    • Make sure Time range to clear: is set to Everything.
    • Confirm the boxes for Cookies and Cache are marked.
    • Click Clear now.
    • Restart the browser and go back to
  • Make sure you are accepting cookies from Pandora:
    • Again, click on the Menu icon (3 horizontal lines) and select Preferences (If you're on Windows, select Options).
    • Select the Privacy & Security tab on the left.
    • Go to Cookies and Site Data.
    • Click Manage Permissions...
    • Enter "" in the Address of website field and click Allow. Then click Save Changes on that menu.
  • Make sure you are allowing Pandora to automatically play sound:
    • Click the "i" icon to the left of the address bar while visiting the web page.
    • In the Permissions section, confirm the Autoplay setting is set to Allow Audio and Video.
    • If not, click on the dropdown arrows to select that option.
  • Turn off extensions like Disable HTML5 Autoplay, Adblock, and NoScript, or allow within them.
  • 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.
  • Finally, if the issue persists, try rebooting your computer and returning to


To check if this is a browser-related issue, you could try to open Pandora in a separate browser, such as Google Chrome, which you can download here.

Let me know how it goes. 🎧

Alyssa | Community Moderator
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Local Performer



Music won't play when I tap song icon



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Hi @Outlaw33 👋

Thanks for posting and sorry to hear about the playback issue.

Could you tell me a bit more about what is happening? Are you listening to Pandora on a computer or on a device?

  1. If you are on a computer, are you listening from:
    • A Mac or Windows computer?
    • Our website, or the desktop app? If you're listening from our website, what browser are you using?
    • What song or station when you experienced this?
    • Is there an error message?

However, I was checking your account and it seems like you recently activated several Premium Access Sessions, which allows you to interact with an ad in order to listen to content on-demand. Because these sessions are funded by advertisements, your account will return to your regular service automatically at the end of the session and you won't be charged any Premium fees.

Just out of curiosity, were you trying to play a song on-demand after your Premium Access Session ended? If so, this may cause that song to be unavailable to play.

If not, please send along your computer details so we can take a closer look.

Looking forward to your response!

Gerald | Community Moderator
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