After reading the multiple posts requesting this feature, it seems there is a common thread with a desire to utilize a family subscription to listen to Pandora on different Alexa devices concurrently. The scenario looks like this: A Pandora user has multiple devices in the home. Perhaps an Echo Studio in the Living Room, an Echo Show in the office, an Echo Dot Kids Edition in a child's room, and a Fire TV in the bedroom. All of these devices are registered under a single Amazon Alexa account. My child starts listening to listen to KIDZ BOP Kids while playing in her room. I'm working away in my office and attempt to listen to some Jazz. When I attempt to start my music, I receive a message that "Someone else is listening to your Pandora account." What gives? I have a family plan that allows up to 6 people to listen at the same time! The problem is that unlike some streaming services where multiple streams are allowed under the same account, Pandora allows multiple accounts under the same subscription. This is an important distinction because when you enable the Pandora Skill for Alexa, you link a single Pandora account. And this limitation in the skill is where the problem arises. This is a current limitation of the system, and from a technical perspective, it is difficult to fix. It makes complete sense that Pandora opted to force users in a family plan to have separate accounts. I certainly don't want my child curating my stations. But, this scenario is problematic when it comes to the Alexa ecosystem because there isn't a way to link multiple accounts to a single skill in the Alexa framework. Thus, we have a situation where both Pandora and/or Amazon Alexa would have to change to resolve this issue. As a workaround, I would suggest that Pandora creates a second Pandora skill. The second skill could be called something such as "Pandora Family". In actuality, this skill would be identical to the normal Pandora skill, but simply be named something else. This would allow the association of another account from your family plan. This would then work like this: I'd link the normal Pandora skill to my email address for my Pandora Account--for example firstname.lastname@example.org. Then I'd created a new email account called something such as email@example.com, created a Pandora account with this account, and then use my main Pandora account (firstname.lastname@example.org) to invite the new account (email@example.com ) to the Pandora Family plan. Finally, I would add the "Pandora Family skill to my Alexa account and link it to the firstname.lastname@example.org Pandora account. I'd also set the "Pandora Family" skill as my default music service in Alexa. With this configured this way, when you ask Alexa, "Alexa, play kids music" or "Alexa, play kids music on Pandora family" it would play on the Pandora Family skill and use the associated email@example.com account. If you asked, "Alexa, play Jazz on Pandora" Alexa would play the requested Jazz using the main Pandora account associated with firstname.lastname@example.org. This would allow streaming two (but only two) unique Pandora accounts on a single Alexa account at the same time. So to summarize, there isn't currently a way to currently stream two Pandora accounts within the same Alexa account, but if Pandora would create a second Alexa skill, it would be possible to add and use a second account.
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