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I signed up for Pandora Plus but ads are coming through on Google Home

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signed in w/ my upgraded account on google home and I am still getting ads.

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Re: I signed up for Pandora Plus but ads are coming through on Google Home

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@scottefloyd Nice to see you around the community. 👋🏽

It looks like you're subscribed to Pandora Plus, not Pandora Premium. However, you're triggering a complimentary session of Premium in order to listen to on-demand content, which is why you're seeing ads.

For a complete explanation, check out the accepted solution to this thread.

Hope this helps! 😄

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Re: $4.99 subscription

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I pay 4.99 a month for my android phone not apple why am I having commercials 

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Re: $4.99 subscription

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@candchp2012 I moved your post to this thread since you were running into a similar issue.

It looks like you're subscribed to Pandora Plus, not Pandora Premium. What's happening, is you are initiating complimentary sessions of Premium in order to listen to on-demand content by watching an ad.

For a complete explanation, check out the accepted solution to this thread.

Hope this helps! 

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Re: Ads with subscription

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Ads with subscription

I was last charged for premium on June 16, 2020. I pay monthly

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Re: Ads with subscription

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Hi @jarkin! thanks for posting and sorry for any confusion. 

I took a look at your account and see that you are actually upgraded to Pandora Plus, not Premium. 

It looks like you activated a complimentary session of Pandora Premium when listening to on-demand content, that's why you hearing the ads. 

In the past, free listeners and Pandora Plus subscribers were only able to look for artists and tracks in order to create radio stations.

We've updated your experience so that you have the ability to listen to content on-demand, without being a Pandora Premium subscriber.

If you search for and select the name of an artist, or track, or album, you should be brought to a "backstage page" where you can either create a radio station or press play.

If you press play you indicate that you'd like to listen to that content right away (or "on-demand"). Since only Pandora Premium subscribers can listen on-demand, you will either see an ad for Pandora Premium, or be prompted to watch a video ad to unlock a complimentary session of Pandora Premium.

Keep in mind, accepting a complimentary session of Pandora Premium is completely optional; you can close the ad and we'll create a station for you to listen to instead (if one is available).

Hope this helps to explain! Thanks for being part of community!

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Pandora plus not working

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I have paid for Pandora Plus, but still getting advertising and limited skips

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Re: Pandora plus not working

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@Sharshar I moved your post to this thread since you are experiencing a similar issue.

Still hearing ads with your Pandora Plus subscription:

It looks like you're subscribed to Pandora Plus, not Pandora Premium. What's happening, is you are initiating complimentary sessions of Premium in order to listen to on-demand content by watching an ad.

For a complete explanation, check out the accepted solution to this thread.

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Still getting a skip limit:

Can you please confirm with me what device you are using to stream Pandora when the skip limit message appears?

Can you also send me a screenshot of the message that is popping up?

I appreciate you working with me on this. 🤝

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Re: Irritated with Pandora Customer service

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Have a plus subscription but getting adds and interrupted music stream

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Re: Irritated with Pandora Customer service

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@music34 I moved your post to this thread since you are experiencing a similar issue.

What's happening, is you are initiating complimentary sessions of Premium in order to listen to on-demand content by watching an ad.

For a complete explanation, check out the accepted solution to this thread.

Hope this helps! 

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Subscription

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I have bought a $30 Pandora plus card and I went to put it on my phone And it will not work it says my subscription is pandora plus but it’s still making me watch ads and limited skips 

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Re: Subscription

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@Usmcm92 To clarify, the ability to stream content on-demand is only an option with a Pandora Premium subscription.

What's happening, is you are initiating complimentary sessions of Premium in order to listen to on-demand content by watching an ad.

For a complete explanation, check out the accepted solution to this thread.

Hope this helps! 

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