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How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

ldegraw
Local Performer

Just love Pandora and I do enjoy listening to my many Latin jazz selections on an ongoing basis.. Just a quick observation however, wouldn’t it be nice if we could have an option for our own specific listening preference? What if we want to hear only selections from a specific artist or group, instead of a mixed bag selection chosen by Pandora? No slight to you guys or your selections, but what if I just want to hear “Caribbean Jazz Project” all day?

Give them a listen, you’ll want to also…

Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity

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AdamPandora
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@ldegraw Thanks so much for your feedback.

I'm happy to let you know that it is possible to listen to a specific artist on demand as you've described.

However, it looks like you are currently set up with the free service.

If you would like to listen to a song or album on-demand, we do offer a solution through Premium subscriptions and complimentary sessions of Premium. This service combines our industry leading radio service with on-demand listening.

You can learn more about upgrading from our website.

Alternatively, you can start a complimentary session simply by searching our library for a song or album, and clicking play. This will trigger a short advertisement, after which you can enjoy content on-demand.

Ad-supported Pandora and Pandora Plus are designed to introduce you to new music through the artists and songs that you already know and love. You can type in your favorite artist or song and music that is similar to your selection will play on your station.

While Pandora stations will learn what you like and don't like based on Thumbs feedback, it's not possible to predict exactly which song will play next. Only Pandora Premium offers users that level of control.

Hope this helps!

Adam | Community Moderator

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AdamPandora
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@ldegraw Thanks so much for your feedback.

I'm happy to let you know that it is possible to listen to a specific artist on demand as you've described.

However, it looks like you are currently set up with the free service.

If you would like to listen to a song or album on-demand, we do offer a solution through Premium subscriptions and complimentary sessions of Premium. This service combines our industry leading radio service with on-demand listening.

You can learn more about upgrading from our website.

Alternatively, you can start a complimentary session simply by searching our library for a song or album, and clicking play. This will trigger a short advertisement, after which you can enjoy content on-demand.

Ad-supported Pandora and Pandora Plus are designed to introduce you to new music through the artists and songs that you already know and love. You can type in your favorite artist or song and music that is similar to your selection will play on your station.

While Pandora stations will learn what you like and don't like based on Thumbs feedback, it's not possible to predict exactly which song will play next. Only Pandora Premium offers users that level of control.

Hope this helps!

Adam | Community Moderator

Let's share music in the Playlist Swap

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dm92708
Local Performer

I have Pandora Plus but I can't seem to create stations and playlists like I used to? How do I do that now? 

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AdamPandora
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@dm92708 The ability to create customized playlists is only an option with Pandora Premium, so you won't actually be able to create those with your current Pandora Plus subscription.

This being said, you should still be able to create stations.

Can you please do me a favor and send me a screenshot of what you see when you attempt to play a new station?

Thanks for working with me on this. 🤝

Adam | Community Moderator

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dm92708
Local Performer

I have Pandora Plus and it won’t let me create radio stations anymore? Am I doing something wrong?

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AdamPandora
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@dm92708 Can you please do me a favor and send me a screenshot of what you see when you attempt to play a new station?

Thanks again for working with me on this. 🤝

Adam | Community Moderator

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Ecgbo
Local Performer

I am using a DELL computer I've been trying to listen to other songs but whenever i do it tells me to upgrade and after i decline the offer it doesn't play my song, therefore I want this fixed please!

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AdamPandora
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@Ecgbo I moved your post over to this existing thread: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

The ability to listen to specific songs on demand is only an option when upgrading to Pandora Premium.

Check out the accepted solution to this thread for more information.

Hope this helps!

Adam | Community Moderator

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Wardy549
Local Performer

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all of a sudden when I go to listen to my “thumbs up” list of songs I like it gives me a notice that says I have reached my limit. And either continue listening to what I have on or subscribe. So I goto subscribe and I subscribed for the $4.99 per month subscription. Well still when I hit my Thumbs up songs, it still gives me the same screen. So does this mean I have to pay the premium subscription to listen to my thumbs up list?  thank you!

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AdamPandora
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@Wardy549 That is correct.

In order to listen to any tracks on demand, you will need to officially upgrade to Pandora Premium.

Check out the accepted solution to this thread for more information.

Hope this helps!

Adam | Community Moderator

Let's share music in the Playlist Swap

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