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Add Option to turn off autoplay

Add Option to turn off autoplay

Status: Open Ideas

Can you please disable autoplay when first opening the website or the App? Autoplaying sound from a webpage makes the webpage inaccessible. It represents a huge distruption, is unnecessary, and to be honest, quite rude. Despite past responses from Pandora staff, there is no option to disable autoplay using Browser Settings

Its been a best practice of website developers to not play autoplay sounds when a webpage loads for at least 15 years due to accessibility issues. If pandora is going to ignore  this important best practice, you should at least update your help docs to show accurate, current information. This webpage from 2018 is outdated

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Status changed to: Open Ideas

Hi @runningantelope Thanks for your post!

We’re always looking to improve, and getting feedback like this definitely helps with that.

Thanks for being a part of our Community!


This is a huge annoyance that it continues to auto-play even on other tabs that I open when researching a song, artist, or album.  I open a new tab and now I have 2 tabs trying to play music. I open a third tab, and now three tabs all trying to play.  Even If I pause the music first it happens.  

I don't know if you realize this, but people like to learn about music via your site too.

I feel like this doesn't require user feedback, much less a user suggestion, for Pandora to have as a standard feature of a website about music.