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How to Shuffle Stations

mjmchang
Local Performer

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to shuffle my collection/stations! The old pandora version had the "Shuffle: option, but not it does not, both desktop and mobile version!

I only have the option of selecting a certain station in my collection but not shuffling all the songs in all my collections! This is so annoying, please bring back the old version and allow shuffling.

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scQue814
Diamond in the Rough
THAT. IS. HORRIFYING. 
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AdamPandora
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@ithinktfiam Can you please send me a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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2Nifty4u
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when I was using a Samsung Galaxy I was able to change out my shuffle artists. Now that I’m using an IPhone I can’t do that.

Is there a reason why or is there another way to select genre’s and keep my changed?

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AdamPandora
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@2Nifty4u You should be able to edit your shuffle selections.

To edit which stations are played during Shuffle on your iPhone:

  • Go to My Collection.
    • Free and Pandora Plus listeners, swipe the Shuffle Stations icon bar at the top of your stations list from right to left. Then tap the Pencil that appears.

There, you can select or deselect which stations you'd like to appear in your Shuffle by Station or Genre. Tap Save on the top right corner of your screen when done.

If you are unable to do this, can you please send me a screenshot of what you are seeing?

Thanks for working with me on this. 🤝

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ithinktfiam
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@AdamPandora No, it's a popup that disappears when I try to use the snipping tool. I tried before my last posting. It shouldn't be that hard to recreate on W10 & Firefox

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AdamPandora
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@ithinktfiam I was unable to reproduce this on my end.

I launched your account, and was able to shuffle your stations directly from the Now Playing screen, as well as when sorting your collection by Stations

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You mentioned you are seeing a pop up when you try and shuffle your stations - does an error message appear?

If so, what does it say?

Let me know.

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ithinktfiam
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I explained the problem, but you seem to not get it. I gave you the names of the two options that show up when I click Shuffle. I pointed to the fact that the Custom option does nothing when it used to bring up a list to select which of my channels are in the shuffle. Repeatedly asking the same question doesn't change the answer.
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AdamPandora
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@ithinktfiam This is where a screenshot would be very helpful as I haven't been able to reproduce that on my end.

As you can see in my screenshots above, clicking on custom shuffle does bring up your list of 5 stations. In my screenshot, you can see that 4 out of the 5 are currently selected.

If you'd like further assistance with this, please send over that screenshot of what you see after clicking on Custom, and I'll be happy to take a closer look.

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ScoopDenver
Local Performer

I have approximately 8 stations that I always shuffle.  That option isn't there anymore?

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AdamPandora
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@ScoopDenver I moved your post over to this existing thread: How to Shuffle Stations

Since you are upgraded to Pandora Premium, you can shuffle your stations with the following steps:

  1. Go to My Collection
  2.  Sort the collection by Stations
  3. Select Shuffle Stations at the top of the screen

If you do not have this option, can you please send me a screenshot of what you're seeing?

Thanks for working with me on this. 🤝

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scQue814
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That there are vastly different steps to get there between OSs is highly indicative of the disjointed nature of what's going on in Pandora's backend programming.  Good lord! 

The screen where the user can see all the stations--like in the Android version--should be where the shuffle feature is visible to all users, across all platforms.  Jumping from screen to screen (and then to sub-screens) is crazy-talk.  

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