I've got to believe that there are three interacting systems here: 1) Android operating system which is now up to version 13; 2) Pandora app on your phone which is updated quite frequently (currently 2210.1); 3) Pandora app on the headunit which is rarely if ever updated. The fact that some people can downgrade to 2203.1 and get Pandora to work while others (including me) cannot do so suggests the app on the headunit must play some role. I'm assuming that the app on headunit varies from one car manufacturer to the next and one year to the next and this compounds the difficulty of getting to all play nicely with each other. I'm pessimistic that Pandora will solve this problem. It's not in their financial interest to do so. I'm sure that the community experiencing these problems are a small fraction of Pandora's customer base - there's no money in solving this problem. I'm not suggesting that they're not working on it but they've probably assigned one or two engineers with explicit instructions to not spend more than 1 - 2 hr per week on the problem. They would need to get lucky to solve this problem, especially given the large number of variables involved. At this point I see three options: 1) downgrade Pandora and hope that solves the problem; 2) live with Bluetooth only to the headunit; 3) find another audio streaming service. I'm still debating what to do.
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