I listen to Pandora frequently at work and the ads for sex toys are ridiculous and embarrassing. There should be a way to turn them off during a certain point of the day. Or be able to downvote those ads so they never play for that user again. I don’t mind ads at all, I just don’t like it blasting loudly about sex toys in my office. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. I don’t want to filter songs that might be considered explicit. And apparently the explicit content filter doesn’t work on all ads anyway. I literally just want those ads off my account. Pretty much anything would be fine except literal sex toys.
@Jnugzzz Our support team took a look at your account and mentioned that you currently have it set up to allow explicit content.
Check out my post above for tips on how you can prevent explicit content from playing on your account.
If you'd like to have an option to rate ads or turn specific ads off, I recommend creating a feature request for your suggestion.
Hope this helps!
Yes I specifically mentioned In my post that I don’t want to remove songs that may have “explicit” content. I also specifically already mentioned that I have read a million of these comments about this where many other users already said that turning off the explicit content doesn’t even remove the ads in question. I will submit the suggestion, but clearly this has been suggested by many others before and it **ahem** that Pandora isn’t willing to listen because I like them a lot more than Spotify and I don’t want to have to switch to other services because you refuse to address this issue.
1. The ad was about Planned Parenthood.
2. On my iPhone.
3. An audio ad
4. Today’s Hits Radio
5. 11:30 am
I am a very pro-life person and I do not want to hear this ad again. Planned Parenthood is not what a 14 year old girl needs to hear either. It should not be near any child’s ears. If anything put positive and pro-life ads please.
The only workaround I have found for this is to make myself a female born in 1941. This causes some incontinence ads and ads for California Closets, but nothing in the realm of Adam & Eve or Erectile Dysfunction ads playing on stations I have set up for my kids.
It is ridiculous that Pandora refuses to correct this issue and that they want you to send this to their team to create a feature (see Adam's reply above). This feed should be sent directly to their team to handle it, without further customer intervention.
Is there any way to control the content of the ads that run. My kids listen as they go to bed, and why Disney Children's Radio needs to have an ad with a scary voiced man talking about Coronavirus and how the president is killing people [interpretation from my 9 yr old] is beyond me.
Is there a way to set my account to family friendly, our ads went from Charmin singing about cleaning their buttons, and Red,Red Wine for stain removal to death, morbid politico agenda. I don't need my kids to have nightmares that we're all gonna die because some agency is pushing a candidate.
I get an occasional cuss word on my account that has a filter setting, but hearing about this virus every 15 mins is not good for already worried kids.
Hi there, @jmaxwell522. 👋
I'm sorry to hear this happened, and I completely understand where you're coming from. 📬
You can restrict Pandora from playing songs or displaying ads with explicit language. To block explicit content, from a computer:
Once this setting is turned off, we'll restrict explicit content for that account on all devices. This will limit Pandora to playing only music and ads that could play on daytime broadcast radio.
Note that this can only be applied to the entire account and NOT specific stations. Also, it doesn't apply to podcasts. You can identify podcasts with explicit language by a red "E" label in the episode title.
In the meantime, it sounds like you already have the explicit filter enabled for your Pandora account.
Someone from our User Support team has reached out to you via to email to gather more information to share with our advertising team. The ad would need to be reported from our end.
If you don't see the email soon, please check your spam / junk folder to make sure it didn't end up there accidentally. 📬
Thanks so much for reporting this, and for your patience during this process!
I would like to report an inappropriate ad on a children's station:
What was the ad for? Do you remember the brand, product, event or website name? Skrewball whiskey
How are you accessing Pandora? Are you on a computer, phone, tablet or in-home device (TV, Xbox, Blu-ray player, etc.)? Smart TV (Roku)
Was it a visual ad, an audio ad, or a video ad with audio? Audio ad with an image
Which of your station(s) did you hear/see it on? Laurie Berkner
What time of day did this advertisement play? Twice in the past ~30 minutes
I'm getting an ad for a song by Drake with a sample containing the n-word multiple times. I'm on desktop, Google Chrome. I don't remember much else about the ad.
I'd rather not hear any swears. I turned off explicit content (why does it default to on, anyways?), and it still showed up. The station is called "Active", if that helps.
(I assume this is the right place to report this.)
Hey, @Jjman739. 👋
Sorry to hear that happened during your listening session. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.
Could you please provide more details about the ad you're seeing?
Let me know, and I can definitely report this for you.