I know there are a lot of folks out there that are annoyed by the advertisement selection that they are exposed to. I am also one of them. I have a suggestion, though I'm sure someone must have thought of this already.
Give us a thumbs-up/thumbs-down option for advertisements! Not all advertisements are terrible, but some of them are so offensive to people that it's driving them away from your platform. Or at the very least leading them to mute their device for a couple minutes until the ads are done playing. I'm sure the ad payers probably don't enjoy forking over money simply to be muted and ignored by your listener base. At the very least give them the exposure to those who are actually going to listen to them, and help them avoid those who are going to avoid them!
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For the past few months a Tide ad has been playing that uses the melody from Beethoven's 5th Symphony. This commercial has caused me to stop using Tide products even though Tide used to be my favorite Often I will also shut down Pandora when the ad starts because I can't handle hearing the song anymore.
There needs to be an option in the Pandora app or general account setting that allows you to opt out of musical ads, or at the very least the ones that aren't in the same genre as the music you are listening too.
Has anyone come accross a way to avoid specific ads?
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I understand not being able to opt out of ads entirely without upgrading to Plus or Premium, but some of those commercials do have very annoying jingles!!
Welcome to the community, @jmcdougal10!
I completely understand where you're coming from.
I moved your post over to this existing feature request as it seems like you'd be interested in a similar option.
Be sure to upvote the idea by clicking on the ❤️icon.
See ya around the community! 🎧
@jhoyer27 I moved your post to the Feature Request space to keep the community organized.
Thanks for your suggestion! 💡
I'm here to add my voice in the event that a Tide marketing employee reviews Pandora feedback to determine the effectiveness of its ads. My wife and I agree that we are boycotting Tide products due to its annoying ads. The most recent ad openly admits to how annoying it is. I don't like giving business to companies that use such shameful marketing tactics.
Every other major platform allows us to change ad preferences. Pandora should have that option. It's slowly driving me away, not driving me towards paying for the service. I was directed towards this forum because they're now playing adult ads which I don't want to hear and the only thing suggested was to turn off "explicit" content which is an unacceptable solution as minor swearing counts as explicit in the music world. Users should be able to mute irrelevant, annoying, or repetitive ads just like you can with Instagram, Facebook, and AdChoices preferences. This is not rocket surgery, this is a problem with a known solution.