I have a new Sony Bravia smart TV with Pandora. Sometimes there is sound when I’m playing a song; sometimes there isn’t; it seems to take several hours for the sound to start working.
This has nothing to do with the TV’s volume, which is turned up. My wife has a second Sony Bravia smart TV downstairs (the new one is on the second floor) which has never had the sound problem. But it happened at least one since I got the new TV.
Even though we have separate Pandora accounts, the no sound issue keeps happening on my TV upstairs. I believe we set up my new TV using her Google account.
Anyone got a solution? Thanks.
Moderator Edit: Changing title for clarity
I found a "workaround" using a desktop browser. In Edge go to the Pandora site, click the three dots then More Tools -> Cast Media to device. It found my Shield and played there. This should work on any chromium-based browser, but the steps here are for Edge.
First make sure your device has the latest firmware by checking for a new update. If an update is available, try loading Pandora again once the update is complete.
If you're still having the same problem, then please try a few standard network troubleshooting steps:
You can also contact the manufacturer directly to troubleshoot your specific device and settings.
Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.
What is the problem w Sony Bravia and Pandora?...
This happens to me almost ev-ery single time i try to open Pandora!! GETTING REALLY OLD!! I'm not going to unplug my tv every time I want to use pandora. BUT I have to log out and log back in!! Pain in the you no what!
I don't have to do this to ANY OTHER APP...
What other music app is better than pandora so i can actually listen to music without having to go through all this ... stuff....
Pandora has Zero game in this. They have zero technical support with any tv manufacturer. They refuse to either pay to be associated with it, or dont have a team that can fix the issue with the TV. The TV is not software supported by Pandora.. Period.
Same problem. Same TV. These fixes you’re talking about are only temporary and it’s a real pain to keep cycling through four or five troubleshooting tasks every time I want to listen to the Pandora app on my TV. No other app has the problem. I believe this has something to do with Pandora. Would you please fix it on your end.
I noticed that you’re app only has 2 1/2 stars. Since there is no other app that behaves this way (at least none I’ve experienced and certainly not what I’m seeing in the comments ), that really tells me it’s the Pandora app. It needs fixing.
FWIW, I had this same problem of Panodra having no sound on Chromecast with Google TV (CCwGT) and I just went into Settings - Apps found Pandora and did a Force Stop. When I restarted it, it worked normally. Can't say why it happened or if it'll happen again.
Shouldnt have to do anything. Pandora should kiss the ring, and get TV support. Its just money, not a glitch. Just not getting both companies to work to ensure their app works all the time, especially after updates/.