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

tquartuccio
Local Performer

Why can’t pandora play a full album like spotify

 

 

Moderator Edit: Changed title for clarity

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Invymarie
Local Performer

My playlist won't pop up at all

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AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there, @Invymarie. 👋

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble. 

I checked in with our User Support team, and it appears that you have a free Pandora account. Playlists are a feature of Pandora Premium. You can initiate sessions of Premium in order to get back to your playlists. 

  • To start a new session, simply search our library from your computer or mobile device for a song or album, and click play. 
  • If you are eligible for a free session of Pandora Premium, clicking play will trigger a short advertisement, after which you can enjoy your on-demand content.

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If you accidentally deleted a playlist or station(s), please let me know by providing the name(s).

Hope this helps. 🎧

 

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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shelbyelena
Underground

can you please play the homecoming queen's got a gun julie brown angel of the morning juice newton circle in the sand belinda carlsile coming around again carly simon i drove all night cyndi lauper solitaire laura brangian mickey toni basil flashdance what a feeling irene cara you keep me hanging on kim wilde more love kim carnes holding out for a hero bonnie tyler burning up madonna make a move on me ollvia newton john 9 to 5 dolly parton wind beneath my wings bette milder surrender to me ann wilson featuring robin zander two of hearts stacey Q they don't know tracey ullman luka suzanne vega it's no secret kylie minogue blue lamp stevie nicks got a hold on me christine mcvie strut sheena easton i found someone cher foolish beat debbie gibson all this time tiffany nothing's gonna stop me now samantha fox tell it to my heart taylor dayne toy soliders martika one fine day carole king the lover in me sheena easton we all sleep alone cher the rose bette milder rooms on fire stevie nicks love will show us how christine mcvie anything for you gloria estefan i stlll belleve brenda k starr how do i make you linda ronstandt xanadu ollvia newton john summer rain belinda carlslie rush hour jane wedlin breakaway tracey ullman self control laura brangian fame irene cara over my head toni basil kids in america kim wilde bette davis eyes kim carnes total eclipse of the heart bonnie tyler almost paradise ann wilson featuring mike reno my first night without you cyndi lauper we are not alone karla devito waiting eg dally the power of love jennifer rush queen of hearts juice newton lslands in the stream dolly parton and kenny rogers pliot of the airwaves charlie dore out of the blue debbie gibson radio romance tiffany touch me i want your body samantha fox prove your love taylor dayne modern girl sheena easton just like jesse james cher cause im a blonde julie brown give me all night carly simon here we are gloria estefan don't know much linda ronstandt magic ollvia newton john like a prayer madonna whole lotta trouble stevie nicks left of center suzanne vega leave a light on belinda carlslie blue kiss jane wedlin spanish eddie laura brangian breakdance irene cara cambodia kim wilde crazy in the night kim carnes when you were mine cyndi lauper hounds of love kate bush here she comes bonnie tyler love's been a little bit hard on me juice newton starting over again dolly parton dreamin vanessa willlams heart don't lie latoya jackson only in my dreams debbie gibson i think were alone now tiffany naughty girls need love too samantha fox ll always love you taylor dayne the locomotion kylie minogue

 

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Wynn
Local Performer

I would like my music collection of artist not radio st

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@shelbyelena It looks like your account is currently set up with the free service.

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.

If you're interested in listening to a song or album on-demand, we do offer a solution through Pandora Premium subscriptions and complimentary sessions of Pandora Premium

Hope this helps! 😁

Adam | Community Moderator

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Wynn I moved your post to this thread to keep the Community organized.

I had someone from our support team take a look at your account to give more context around what is happening.

They mentioned you have initiated a session of Pandora Premium - if you accept a complimentary Premium Access session of Pandora Premium from Pandora (by interacting with an advertisement in order to listen to content on-demand), you'll automatically be transitioned into the Premium experience, which looks a little different from our radio-only or Pandora Plus experiences. 

These Premium Access sessions allow you to create playlists, or collect songs or albums to listen to right away, rather than waiting to hear them play on a station.

This Premium Access session also gives you further sorting options, which is what allowed you to sort your collection by Artists.

When your Premium Access session expired your account was returned to your normal Pandora app experience. This would explain why you are no longer able to sort your collection by Artists. 

That being said, we automatically save your on-demand music collection for your next Premium experience.

If you're eager to jump back into Pandora Premium so that you can stream individual artist content on demand, you can always upgrade your account or check your trial eligibility on our upgrade page

I hope this helps explain. 😁

Adam | Community Moderator

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shelbyelena
Underground

will you please play those songs on the station 80s Smash hits

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@shelbyelena To clarify, there isn't a way to get specific songs to play on a particular station.

If you are looking for a way to create a customized playlist where you can include all of those songs, you will need to upgrade to Pandora Premium.

To officially upgrade, you can navigate to this page

Hope we continue to see you around the Community! :pandora:

Adam | Community Moderator

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Mendez092011
Local Performer

What is the point on paying for the plus subscription if i cant listen to any of the songs i want? Will be unsubscribing✌🏼

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Mendez092011 I moved your post over to this thread to keep the Community organized: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

To clarify, it looks like you are upgraded to Pandora Plus - not Pandora Premium.

Pandora Plus is 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.

If you're interested in listening to a song or album on-demand, we do offer a solution through Pandora Premium subscriptions and complimentary sessions of Pandora Premium

Hope this helps! 😁

Adam | Community Moderator

Let's share music in the Playlist Swap

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yolli71
Local Performer

We're thinking of moving from Amazon Music to Pandora Plus.  Does Pandora Plus allow you to play entire albums?  For example, if we told Alexa to play Pandora and play the entire "Folklore" album by Taylor Swift, will it do that?  Or does Pandora only do playlists?

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@yolli71 I moved your post over to this thread to keep the Community organized: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

You would actually need to upgrade to Pandora Premium if you would like to have the ability to play entire albums on demand.

For more information on Pandora Premium, check out this page.

Hope this helps! 

Adam | Community Moderator

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Jumpinjack
Local Performer

I'm new to Pandora, I'm trying to make a playlist but it seems Pandora does what ever she wants and I get music I'm not looking for. And I can't seem to figure out how to delete a song. I just want to search for find and listen to the music I want. Can anyone help?

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Jumpinjack I moved your post over to this thread to keep the Community organized: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

You would actually need to upgrade to Pandora Premium if you would like to create customized playlists, or search and play music on demand.

For more information on Pandora Premium, check out this page.

Hope this helps! 

Adam | Community Moderator

Let's share music in the Playlist Swap

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Alyssakromer5
Local Performer

I was listening to Pandora on my Alexa and it just stopped so when I went to turn it back on it said my playlist was deleted. It was called my thumbs up, is there any way you can restore it? 

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Alyssakromer5 I moved your post over to this thread to keep the Community organized: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

To clarify, the My Thumbs Up playlist is only available when upgrading your account to Pandora Premium.

I had someone from our support team take a look at your account to give more context around what is happening.

They mentioned you initiated a complimentary session of Pandora Premium - if you accept a complimentary Premium Access session of Pandora Premium from Pandora (by interacting with an advertisement in order to listen to content on-demand), you'll automatically be transitioned into the Premium experience, which looks a little different from our radio-only or Pandora Plus experiences. 

These Premium Access sessions allow you to create playlists (such as the My Thumbs Up playlist), or collect songs or albums to listen to right away, rather than waiting to hear them play on a station.

When your Premium Access session expires you'll be returned to your normal Pandora app experience, but we'll automatically save your on-demand music collection for your next Premium experience.

This would explain why you no longer have access to your My Thumbs Up playlist.

If you're eager to jump back into Pandora Premium, you can always upgrade your account or check your trial eligibility on our upgrade page

Hope this helps! 

Adam | Community Moderator

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Jallio8484
Local Performer

Why does my 4.99 premium account not allow me to play what I want? Does it have to be the 9.99 upgrade to search and play whatever i want?

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AdamPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Jallio8484 I moved your post over to the existing thread: How to listen to music on-demand with Free/Plus account

It's not currently possible to listen to most content "on-demand" through ad-supported Pandora or Pandora Plus.

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

Use this link to learn more about upgrading. 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 these 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 explain!

Adam | Community Moderator

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danvaud
Local Performer

This does not answer the question.  I have plus and can play a station based upon a song but can't actually listen to that song that the station is based upon - I have spent years building my Pandora stations, but about to switch to my wife's spotify if I can't resolve this...

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AlyssaPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there, @danvaud. 👋

I understand that it's frustrating not to hear the song that you've seeded a station with, but there's no way to control when or how often particular songs will play on free Pandora or Pandora Plus, so it's not possible to create a station and hear that track play right away (though it could happen by chance). Because of our licenses, we have to limit the predictability of a certain song or artist from playing on those services.

Listening to content on-demand is only a feature of Premium. 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. You can find out more about how Premium sessions work here.

I hope this information helps clarify. Feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions. 🎧

Alyssa | Community Moderator

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