Pandora engineering - please be upfront about your likely desire to push folks into a paid subscription which avoids the ads and likely the problem. It seems like there's a one-way feed from Community to engineering and never any feedback. This should be easy for Eng. to replicate. Get a HomePod, connect it to an iPhone (or Mac) via Airplay, and use a free Pandora account. Play until an ad finishes and voila!
Glad to share details, but Pandora clearly does not care. Problem not solved after 14 months?!?
Device & Generation: iPhone Xr
iOS version: 16.3.1
Pandora version: 2302.2
Are you connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data when this is happening? Wifi
Pandora will eventually start playing on its own on the HomePod mini. Here are experienced timings:
I started a stopwatch to track elapsed times (MM:SS). I'll let you do the calculations
Music restarts eventually after ad 06:41
Ad ends, music continues playing silently on iPhone but not on HomePod mini: 10:36
Music comes back on HomePod: 16:53
Ad starts: 21:09
Ad ends (again, music silence): 22:13
Music comes back on HomePod: 28:55
Assuming engineering actually cares, pass it along. Not holding my breath.
The music will eventually come out of the HomePod on its own again when playing over AirPlay:
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