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On/Off switch for auto-generated playlists

On/Off switch for auto-generated playlists

Status: Open Ideas

I would like the option of choosing whether or not Pandora generates thumbs up playlists. Can this please be a feature a user has the option of turning on or off? While I can see that other uses like it, I personally don't want to generate tens or hundreds of other playlists. Then it just makes my playlist list long and crowded and I have trouble finding what I'm looking for. This is also when I start to think Spotify has a much better user interface. 

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Status changed to: Open Ideas

@vreeland81 I moved your post to the Feature Request space as this is not currently an option on Pandora.

Thanks for your suggestion! 

Local Performer

I very much agree with this. It is beyond annoying to have several auto generated playlists when I never asked for them crowding my collection list. I thought the whole thumbs up/down system was supposed to serve as a way to curate your chosen station while you would still get new non-thumbed songs every so often? I don't want to thumbs up, only to generate a duplicate playlist for what I just spent time doing. Either give us an option to turn it off or put them on their own page so they don't take over the my collections page with dupes I never asked for.


Same thing with the auto generated stations for things like "the drop" "pop" etc. I currently have 3 "the drop" stations with wildly different themes, 20-30 songs on each and no interest in listening to any of them. Give me an option pageto exclude them from my collection list, put them on a page I can ignore or an option to turn it off completely please.

Local Performer

I have like 9 auto-generates playlists that I couldn’t care less about. At least give the option to delete them. Seriously

Status changed to: Open Ideas

Hi @Kmb, glad to see you posted in FR. Thanks for the feedback on auto generated playlists. 👍🏻

In the meantime, you are able to delete playlist from your mobile device or from the web. 

To delete a playlist from your Pandora app, go to My Collection and tap the name of the playlist you'd like to delete. This will bring you to your playlist settings.

Next, tap the Edit icon below the album art, scroll down and select Delete Playlist.*

To delete a playlist from our website, click the title of the playlist from the Now Playing or My Collection page. Then hover over the check mark below the album art and click Delete Playlist.*

*Please note that you won't be able to recover a deleted playlist on your end at this time. If you accidentally delete a playlist, let us know and we can help restore it for you.


Local Performer

Please consider adding a toggle for this feature. I mainly use Pandora via my Google smart speaker. The following scenario was happening daily and it was driving me nuts:

- I open Pandora on mobile, create a new station, and thumbs up a few songs to customize my station and recommendations

- I get home, ask Google to play "X station"

- Google speaker incorrectly interprets this as wanting to play from the auto generated thumbs up playlist. This is NOT what I want! I don't even use the thumbs up playlist

The most frustrating thing is that these playlists didn't even show up on desktop. So I assumed it was a glitch. Turns out they only showed up in mobile after going through my Pandora profile. 

Simple solution would be a toggle to disable the auto generation of these playlists PLEASE!!

Local Performer

Turn off the auto generated playlist. It crouds my playlist. I listen when i drive and it keeps playing music i dont want to hear. Or create then under a their own category. 

Local Performer

Create an account setting to disable the automatic thumbs up playlist.  Feature will prevent any station from auto generating a playlist from the songs you have Thumbs Up. 

Local Performer

Also chiming in for this feature. It's the only annoying thing in the app, and it's annoying enough that I'm considering changing platforms again. I came to Pandora after Google Play Music shut down, but spamming my playlists with stuff I don't want is a great way to incentivize customers to go elsewhere. I'm feeling the urge myself.

Local Performer

I would also like the ability to toggle this.

Local Performer


I don't like Spotify (frankly I don't understand it) and have been a Pandora listener for years because of the simplicity of the 'stations'.  I absolutely want to hear new music intermingled with the 'thumbs-up' stuff that I have liked, and overall I think Pandora does a good job of algorithmically determining the stuff to add.

But the "thumbs up" playlists don't do me any good and I have to constantly go in and delete them to keep my interface clean.

Pandora please add this feature!