I upgraded Pandora (from Plus to Premium) but then started hearing ads. I went to Settings and turned off Artist and Discovery Messages. I don’t hear ads on the app anymore, but I’m still hearing ads when listening through Sonos. What can I do?
Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity
Hi there, @Scrainstjohn. 👋
Sorry to hear that you're having some trouble. I do see that your Pandora account is upgraded. We don't share email addresses on the community in order to protect your personal information. However, I can confirm that you are upgraded to Premium.
Please keep in mind, Pandora accounts follow the email address, not the device or phone number. You can sign into the same Pandora account on any computer or supported device, as long as you use the same email address and Pandora password. This applies to both free and paid Pandora accounts.
Your Account & Sonos:
In order to receive ad-free music on your Sonos device, you will need to verify that you're logged into your upgraded account within the Sonos app.
From your mobile device, open the Sonos app and go to Settings, then My Services. Select Pandora from this list and verify that you're signed in with the above email address. If not, sign out, then sign back in with the upgraded account.
From a computer, go to the Sonos app and click Manage, then Service Settings. Select Pandora, then click Edit (on a Mac this is represented by a small gear), and select Change Password to confirm you are using the correct account info. If not, sign out, then sign back in with the upgraded account.
If you are still seeing ads after confirming you are logged in with the correct address, can you tell me a bit more about the advertising you are seeing?
Is it for a specific brand or artist? Are you hearing them while listening to podcasts?
Let me know. 🎧
I verified that I’m logged into the correct account. I even deleted the connection within Sonos and then reinstated it.
The advertising is during Artist stations and appears to be for different things. I have not listened to podcasts.
@Scrainstjohn Thanks for confirming.
I had someone from our User Support team remove the Sonos device association from your account to reset it completely.
You can reactivate Sonos with Pandora using these steps.
Next, check for any updates to the Sonos and Pandora apps.
To check for any necessary updates, visit the app store on your device.
Let me know how it goes.
Bought a subscription to Pandora Premium. Still get commercials constantly. Tried customer support... they said that it was a Sonos problem. Guess what Sonos said... it's a Pandora problem.
Pandora is a wonderful idea with a crappy product and even crappier customer service.
Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity
@cjfrogman I moved your post to the Other Devices space since it sounds like you are only running into trouble with ads when listening on your Sonos device.
I am going to have someone else from our support team reach back out to you via email to see if they can further assist with this.
Please keep an eye out for their message.
Thanks for your patience! 🤝
Hi @Spagirl21 👋🏻thanks for posting.
I moved your message over to an existing thread: Upgraded, but hearing ads when listening on Sonos
It appears that there was a communication error between the Apple billing system and our system. The error seems to have been resolved and your subscription has returned to normal.
If you continue to hear ads on your Sonos, I would recommend signing out and then back in again.
I too am having the same problem. I am logged into my Premium account, but am hearing ads (Capital One, is one of them) Please help! I am playing Pandora Premium on Sonos speakers.
Hi @Sadie61! Thanks for posting.
I checked the Pandora account associated with your community profile and see that this account is not currently upgraded but instead set to the free ad-supported version of Pandora. Additionally, this account was last upgraded in 2020 to Pandora Plus via Apple. If you've recently upgraded, can you let me know the if you upgraded directly with Pandora or a 3rd party vendor such as Apple or Google Play? Or is it possible you have another Pandora account under a different email address?
Oops! Looks like @AlyssaPandora escalated your case to our User Support team via email. If you have any questions, please be sure to reply directly to the email.
If you don't see any email from the support team, please check any spam or junk folders.
Thanks for the quick reply. Our other account is [Email]. We thought the Sadie61 was the premium acct. Maybe not. All I know is we have not heard commercials for a very long time, until we set up Sonos. I believe we pay 12.99 per month. All so hard to keep track of! Please check this other account and see if that is the issue.Thanks again!
Moderator Edit: Personal Information
I checked the second email you provided and see that it is upgraded to Pandora Plus through Apple, billed at $4.99 a month.
However, I double checked the account associated with your community profile and see that it now says you're upgraded to Pandora Plus through Apple, billed at $4.99 a month.
There may have been a communication error between the Apple billing system and our system. It looks like this error has been resolved.
If you're still hearing commercials on your Sonos device, I would sign out and back in again with your account information.