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Ad Feedback - Too many ads

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Pandora loses listeners due to the constant ads i mean i paid for the service once and made a mistake and emptied my bank account before pandora pulled their payment out and it bounced the **ahem** out of my account so i cancelled but i like pandora i listen to it daily but what i noticed is it's like they are pushing subscriptions by adding more and more ads and what i mean is this morning i turned it on to get ready to leave and i logged on to a ad but oh well who cares right an after a song started i was like ok cool then after 1 song i get 2 more ads now that's 3 ads in a 7min period and then i got more music but after 2 song's i get 2 more ads so now it's gotten to the point that it's out of control and soon i will be changing platforms now don't get me wrong i don't want to leave but when there are more ads then music itself it's time to leave but i will stick around longer till i get completely fed up

 

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Re: Ads on free account

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@Helbringer I moved your post to this thread to keep the community tidy.

Thanks for writing and for the feedback on our ads. There's a natural tension between valuable ad space and the listening experience. Our objective is to do our best to balance these. It's something that we'll be working at for a long time to come.
 
While we try not to play too many ads, there are a couple things you might want to keep in mind. You will see an ad after you skip a track or you change stations. So if you find yourself skipping a lot of tracks (by using the Thumbs down, Fast Forward or "I'm tired of this track" options) you may be experiencing more ads than intended. If you'd like some station tuning tips, this page should help. 

We work very hard to deliver the best music discovery experience and hope you will continue to listen and enjoy Pandora. 

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Re: Ads on free account

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@Helbringer I moved your post to this thread to keep the community tidy.

Thanks for writing and for the feedback on our ads. There's a natural tension between valuable ad space and the listening experience. Our objective is to do our best to balance these. It's something that we'll be working at for a long time to come.
 
While we try not to play too many ads, there are a couple things you might want to keep in mind. You will see an ad after you skip a track or you change stations. So if you find yourself skipping a lot of tracks (by using the Thumbs down, Fast Forward or "I'm tired of this track" options) you may be experiencing more ads than intended. If you'd like some station tuning tips, this page should help. 

We work very hard to deliver the best music discovery experience and hope you will continue to listen and enjoy Pandora. 

Adam | Community Moderator

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yea people need to pay to get rid of the ads and that's cool i used to pay but not anymore and the reason for this post is i am curious how much of a **ahem** pandora is i mean 5 god **ahem** commercials in a 5 min period are you **ahem** kidding me ....2 commercials and then 1 song came on an when it ended 2 more commercials came on and then and i wasn't into the song much so i skipped it an then another commercial showed up smh now don't get me wrong i don't mind a ad here an there once in awhile maybe after 4 song's we should get 1 but now after 3 song's we get 2 but in several cases this situation happens where the ads are out of control and what's sad is i have listened to pandora for year's upon year's i have like 9000 song's i liked but atm i need to leave pandora they have gotten greedy as **ahem** and to top it off they are ruining any experience that someone has for this site and i know you pay people are going to share your opinion which is peachy but they can also shove it up their asses i am beyond agitated that pandora did this **ahem** just another greedy **ahem** company making free **ahem** miserable to buy their product lol **ahem** off pandora

 

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Re: Ads on free account

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So if this is what I’ve got to look forward to I’m canceling 

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Free account from Highschool

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I was told my account would free of commercials since I have used Pandora for roughly 20 years and was part of it when it was just starting. The commercials are repetitious and annoying. Any suggestions?

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Re: Free account from Highschool

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Hi @Freeuser13 I've moved your post to this thread because it sounds like you have similiar feeback. 

You can check out @AdamPandora post above for helpful suggestions for your stations or click here

Thanks for posting to community! 🎧

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Re: Free account from Highschool

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Sorry but this is a failure to address an issue. Pandora will no longer work with my VPN on either. Have tried different configurations. Nothing
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Re: Free account from Highschool

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@Freeuser13 It sounds like you are using a VPN which is rerouting your internet connection. Unfortunately, using a VPN while trying to stream Pandora is not currently supported.

We recommend checking if you can make an exception for Pandora in your VPN settings, or if you can safely disable any VPN connections while listening to Pandora. You may want to contact the support team of your VPN for further assistance.

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Re: Free account from Highschool

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I have had no issue with my VPN for several years. It has just recently become an issue. I would also like to reiterate I was told I had a free account without ads since I have been using Pandora for 20+ or so years since Highschool, when Pandora was just a website started by college kids.

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Ads are unbearable

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I used to Pandora all day during work, then i found Spotify which offers 30 minutes of free listening after watching an ad. Every time I come back here I'm reminded why it's not longer part of my routine. Maybe you can learn from you competition?

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Re: Ads are unbearable

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Hi @Richard Thanks for your feedback about ads on Pandora.👍 I've moved your messaged to this thread to help keep things organized.

Thanks for being part of community! 🎧

 

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Adds

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The "nah not for me" add makes me want to listen to iheartradio

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