For the last week or so every time I turn on Pandora (phone and desktop) it shuffles in the same order. To the point that I can call what the next genre is going to be. It starts with 90s country, then Tom Petty, then 90s Pop, then Beatles, etc. How do I fix this? It's driving me crazy! I have probably close to 100 stations on my shuffle and it keeps going in the same order. every. time...
I have so many songs that have NEVER been played on my Thumb's Up playlist that it's ridiculous. It's insulting to think that Pandora has done ZERO to correct this issue in 3 years. My guess is it's money-related and tied to royalties paid for songs. Otherwise, the technology is simple: Exhaust playlist of all songs before repeating. Period. No, Pandora does this intentionally, or at the very least offers nothing in the way of an apology or refund or any consideration at all. Really disappointing given how special music is on our lives. We are not members by accident....we love our music. And yes kjfrey55....I watched as Santana collapsed on stage July 5th from the 4th row. Praying for his speedy recovery and return to the stage. 🙏
Why does the same song from the same album keep playing during Shuffle mode. Shouldn't differnt song from the same artist play randomy? Also, if I deselect a thumbs up song I get a error message that there is a techical difficulty and that the deselect can not occur right now, why is this happening.
Also, I would like to be able to shuffle just a couple of stations at a time. It this type of change asked for by customers? If so, when will it be available?
@coolhouse Nice to see you around the Community.
Music is repetitive in Shuffle Mode:
Check out this post for some tips on how you can prevent Shuffle mode from getting too repetitive.
Error message when removing thumb ratings:
Could you tell me a bit more about what is happening? Are you listening to Pandora on a computer or on a device?
Thanks for working with me on this. 🤝
This has been bothering me for awhile but I finally decided I was ready to look into other streaming services. Shuffle plays the same songs of the first 20-30 stations I listened to ten years ago when I first got Pandora. I never hear the music I've added in the past few years on shuffle. It really does a poor job in this department. It's not even very good when you play a station- with all the effort I put into "thumbs up", Pandora doesn't seem to respond- it sticks to the old standbys. It's getting old....
Check out the accepted solution to this thread for some tips on how you can prevent Shuffle mode from getting too repetitive.
Hope this helps!
Here's a crazy idea - have an actual random shuffle algorithm that really randomly shuffles ALL the songs from ALL my artists. It's clear that you're only randomly shuffling from songs and artists that were recently played, NOT among all the songs from all artists.
this is what I did to resolve the issue:
1) unchecked all my thumbs up songs. This can take months depending on how many thumbs ups you have.
2) Detected all my stations
3) rebulit my stations and lists not using any of my previous selections of artist or genre. Basically start over. This time I dont thumbs up any song. Also if you skip a song the algorithm will think that you dont like that genre and will not play songs in that genre, so sometimes you have to listen to a song you dont particulary like in order to keep the variety going in that genre.
Result: I'm getting more variety and a lot less repeats. Remember not to thumb up any songs if you want to keep the variety. Always deselect the thumbs up any time it comes up.
I also removed all of my thumbs up and thumbs down (that took forever!). I did not delete my stations... I am hearing more variety. I am not using the thumbs up or down anymore (with the exception of a song or two that I absolutely can't stand).
Yes. If you click stations and then click the station, all of the thumbs up and down will be listed there. You can remove each one. You unfortunately can't select all. It's one at a time. You will have to repeat this for each station you have.