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Algorithm Change?

GreyMatter
Local Performer

Has anybody noticed that Pandora's algorithm seems to have changed? 

In the past, Pandora would play you four consecutive songs from one seed before switching to another seed and playing four consecutive songs from that one, and so on. Even if no variety had been added to the station, this pattern was still visible, especially in stations seeded with an artist, as that artist would often be played first, fifth, ninth, etc. 

Now the mix seems much more randomized, and in stations with many seeds, it seems like it will mostly play you the artists you seeded, occasionally bringing in a song by a similar artist immediately following the artist it's similar to.

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AlyssaPandora
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Hi there, @GreyMatter!

Specifics about our algorithm are proprietary information, but your interest in how it works is appreciated. 

We currently offer a feature on the web (soon to come to mobile devices) called Pandora Modes, where you have the ability to change your station modes.

If you haven't already, feel free to check out the article about station modes here.

We also offer Pandora Modes on our new desktop apps - here's more info.

 

Alyssa | Community Moderator

Let's talk music in Community Chat

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AlyssaPandora
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Hi there, @GreyMatter!

Specifics about our algorithm are proprietary information, but your interest in how it works is appreciated. 

We currently offer a feature on the web (soon to come to mobile devices) called Pandora Modes, where you have the ability to change your station modes.

If you haven't already, feel free to check out the article about station modes here.

We also offer Pandora Modes on our new desktop apps - here's more info.

 

Alyssa | Community Moderator

Let's talk music in Community Chat

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