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Ideas: Explicit Filter For Album Art

Ideas: Explicit Filter For Album Art

Status: Open Ideas

I seem to have the knack of having a co-worker come up behind me when NSFW cover art is displayed and now my office is threatening to block Pandora. Is there a way to turn off cover art or at least hide NSFW cover art?

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Local Performer

I  can't believe this hasn't been addressed, and it's sad that it hasn't and shows Pandora's lack of concern for their listeners or even their lack of decency. So much of the cover art we are FORCED to be subjected to in order to simply listen to music is sexist and misogynistic, and it's insane the amount of half naked or naked women being used as props that Pandora subjects me to on a daily basis. It's at the point where I will simply use another service, because there are many alternatives out there and why should I pay money to see PORN when I'm trying to listen to music? Let me guess -- a fully male C-suite who sees no problem with this, status quo! Shame on you. 

Local Performer

I can't read all the comments in the threads for this. I have posted this a few times. I can't use pandora at work because I would be fired for sexual harassment.

I suspect that the reason this isn't being addressed is that the album art is part of a contractual obligation.

Does Pandora's employee handbook say anything about displaying nudity even in the background? Mine says it's textbook sexual harassment. Does Pandora allow streaming Pandora at work?

If a solution could be implemented, please ensure that the 'hide album art' feature doesn't merely hide them from view (and still downloads them to the client), this would not be sufficient to prevent sexual harassment issues as the images would still show as being downloaded to my client and I would have no way to show the images weren't shown.

I mean come on, it seems like this has been a requested feature for years. I'm also a paying subscriber for I don't know how many years now but stuff like this is pushing me closer to cancelling and just using Plex or another self-hosted music streaming app. I'm not going to pay for Pandora to only use it when I cut the grass or work out. I need it so I don't go insane in my cubical.

PLEASE give us a server-side solution for this issue. Thank you.

Local Performer

An option to hide cover art has been requested for > 4 years and has over 5 pages of comments. How is it that that this was not added as a feature yet? What has to happen to get this done? 

Local Performer

BUELLER??  Would really love to be able to play on the roku in our lobby... 

Local Performer

Hey pandora!!! It's 2024, do you just not have the qualified people to do engineer this feature????? I don't see a point for being a premium member if my kids can't listen to music because of some of the album covers.  C'mon do better....

On the Rise

I can’t resist, I  have to offer some thoughts for this thread. Lol

1. Why is everyone acting like Pandora is failing to do something, there isn’t one music streaming service that allows you to turn off album art. lol. I have never even heard anyone call for this until this thread.  Should Netflix filter the movie artwork?  I mean every streaming service, TV, Movies, Music etc show the artwork. If anyone can name a service that allows you to turn that off, I would love to check it out to see how it works. So this isn’t like Pandora is just ignoring a common feature. 

2. What kind of music are you listening to that you are being constantly bombarded with explicit artwork. I literally listen to every genre on earth, there are times something will show up and I will be like , wow, well ok then. However, that is typically the exception definitely not the rule. 

3. If you are at work, just start the station you want, minimize the Pandora window or move it to something other than the album artwork showing and problem solved.  It’s like your own built in filter. lol 

4. Create a playlist of music with all of the album approved artwork that meets your moral standards. 

5. listen to music on your phone. Hit play, turn it over so you don’t have to see the screen. lol  Or just completely minimize the Pandora app and you get music and no artwork, it’s like a filter. lol 

Throughout the history of music there has been some controversial album covers, does anyone remember the day of going to a record store and looking  through the albums.  Nothing was filtered. lol.  Sometimes one would be so controversial that the record company may issue the album with a new cover but many times the bands would resist that.  There is a good possibility that the artist you love listening to, may like their album artwork.  lol.  

Local Performer
I say that I have to agree with that. I would love to see that feature.