Due to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage, listeners may experience issues logging into or using certain features on their in-home device. This may also impact listeners when attempting to upgrade or manage their subscriptions. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
@rocksolid Since you are the main account holder, as long as you are signed into your upgraded account on your device, you should be able to enjoy the full benefits of your subscription.
Could you confirm that you are logged into your upgraded account on your device?
Sometimes, it may help to sign out of Pandora, and then sign back in using the email address associated with your upgraded account.
For the additional accounts you've invited to your family plan:
Our support team has informed me that although you've sent out the invites to multiple accounts, no one has accepted the invitations to join yet. Have them locate the invitation that was sent to them via email, and go through the steps to accept.
In the meantime, our support team has also confirmed with me that they will be sending you a separate message via email at the email address your Pandora account is registered under.
Please keep an eye out for their message, and they will be happy make sure you get properly set up with your family plan subscription.
Hope we continue to see you around the community!
I just re-subscribed last week for the family plan and sent my girlfriend the link and everything seemed to be working fine with pandora until yesterday and we began receiving commercials and now I am no longer under the family plan and it seemed I did not have any subscription to pandora?! I had to upgrade again and now what happened to my family plan package? Where did it go? Why did my plan change? Even my girlfriend is now no longer under our plan and she needs to upstage as well?? Can anyone help my sort this out please? And of course theres still no way to get in contact with anyone at billing or subscriptions here at pandora.
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@nimoric Our support team has confirmed with me that you already have an open case with them - keep an eye out for their reply to your message and they will be happy to look into this further with you.
Thanks for being a part of the community! 🎶
I've taken a look at the account and I do see that you've upgraded to the Premium Family subscription, however, the invitations that were sent out have not been accepted yet.
If you've already sent an invite to a family member and they haven't received it, make sure that:
Once they've received your invite email, they'll simply select Accept Invite, and either log into their existing Pandora account or create a new one.
If the family members don't see the invite in their inbox, spam or junk folder, I would recommend that the Master Account holder resend the invite again or try a different email that is accessible.
If you continue to have trouble, let me know.
@Bhamblet I do see you are running into a similar issue.
I took a look at your account, and do see you've invited two other email addresses to join your family plan subscription.
With that being said, it doesn't look like either of these invitations have been accepted yet.
In order for each account to listen commercial-free and enjoy the benefits of Pandora Premium, the invitations will need to be accepted first. They will then need to make sure they are logged into the Pandora account they accepted the invitation on.
If you continue to run into issues with this, please either reply to this message and let me know so that I can escalate you to our support team.
You can also contact our support team directly on your end here.
Let me know how it goes.
I do not understand why they have to accept in order for us to take full advantage of our subscription, which we are paying for no ads. Can you please explain this in terms I can understand?
@Bhamblet That is the way the family plan works.
Upgrading to the Family Plan means that you and up to five other accounts can enjoy all of the benefits of Pandora Premium, while keeping your individual Pandora accounts.
Although an invitation may have been sent to another email address, it won't actually activate until they accept the invitation.
My guess is that you are signed into one of those accounts in the studio you are still hearing ads in. Make sure to accept that invitation, and that should get rid of the ads.
If you'd like to speak with someone on our support team for further explanation, let me know and I can escalate you over to them.
Pandora for Business:
It sounds like you're using Pandora to play music in a public setting (which is not considered personal use).
Pandora is available and optimized for use in settings like these through Mood Media, with features like unlimited listening, no advertising, and a media player that can connect to your existing sound system.
Additionally, due to the terms of our music licenses, the consumer version of the Pandora service (including Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium) cannot legally be used to play music in a commercial or public setting. Any Pandora listening that isn't personal and private, even for non-profit or tax exempt organizations, must be properly licensed through Mood Media, which fairly compensates artists, authors, composers, publishers and other rightsholders.
Use of Pandora in these settings is available only via hardware sold by Mood Media. To learn more or sign up, click here.
I've taken a look at your account and I do see that you've upgraded to the Premium Family subscription, however, not all of the invitations that were sent out have not been accepted yet.
This would explain why some of your family members are still hearing ads on their account.
I have created a ticket with our support team for you.
They will be contacting you privately via email to help get your other family members set up, so please keep an eye out for their message.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime!