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Ad Feedback - Too many ads


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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Local Performer

There's a reason why I went from using this service daily down to only once or twice a month. I get hit with 2 ads after every other song--sometimes after even one song--without even skipping. Nice try Pandora, this isn't going to make me pay for a subscription. I'd rather use Spotify with less time wasted on ads.

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Local Performer

Thank you AdamPandora,

I recently noticed a TON of ads, almost a one to one ratio with music. after reading your feed back I realized the why.
I've recently started shuffling stations because I'm, hopefully, training thumbprint radio to several artists I've recently discovered.

one bit of feedback; because changing stations triggers more ads a disclaimer pop up the first time a person selects "shuffle stations" in, say a month, would be very advantageous.
Several day I've been force closing Pandora on my phone because of 2 ads, 1 song, 2 ads, and if I'd know that it was because of shuffling stations I'd have just stuck with one station at a time.

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Local Performer

Yep, same. Song, commercial, song, commercial. Jesus. Right now I'm streaming it via the "app" on my LG TV. Watching it skip two or three excellent songs then commercial. Song, skip two or three, commercial...repeat.

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Local Performer

I having been using Pandora for at least 10 years.  For many of those years I was a subscriber and paid a monthly fee for the app and the music.  At some point I found that I needed to cancel my subscription because of financial issues.  I continued to log on with my same user name but only with the free version.  I kid you not..... I would swear that I am being punished for canceling my subscription by having ads playing every 3 or 4 songs.  My husband, who has never subscribed, does not have the same experience.  He said he rarely gets any ads.  Is there some weird algorithm that I have fallen into that makes me have double or triple the ads as anyone else? I may create a whole new persona just to see if new users get as many ads as ex-subscribers.  I can't imagine that if you were a new user and had as many ads as a radio station that you would continue using the service.  What would be the point?   Aargh.  Okay, rant over.

Local Performer

I'm writing in 2021 (March), and oh my goodness, the ads have gotten so bad and often that I'm thinking of finding another music site.  Pandora makes money off the advertisers, I doubt they have to increase the advertisements like they have.  I counted at times maybe 2 songs between advertisements.  Bad, bad, bad, going to cause loss of customers.

Local Performer

Yeah I loved Pandora for years, but recently I can't cough without an ad popping up. Uninstalled.

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Local Performer

How can you say that with a straight face? I have been attempting to read at my desk while listening to a Bach station which generally helps me focus. The max for the past hour has been two songs before jarring my concentration away with a loud advert. It is absolutely abysmal compared to how great Pandora used to be. 

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