Same problem on S21+ worked just fine then my phone automatically updated to 2208.2 and now it wont connect to any google speaker. Pandora app immediately crashes. No bloop, no beep just crash. Every time. I tried restarting phone still crashes. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Pandora still crashes. I hate Spotify, but Pandora is becoming the reason I might switch soon...
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Thanks Adam, I ran through the troubleshooting and adjusted all settings as recommended but still not able to cast. My primary phone model is Samsung S21+, my other phones also have the same issue and they are Samsung S21, Samsung S6, Motorolo Z2 and Apple iPhone 13. For simplicity I will just use the S21+ for the remaining specs. Carrier is Verizon, Android version is 12, build SP1A.210812.016.G996USQS5CVCB, Security Patch is April 1, 2022, Pandora version is 2201.1 (ANDROID-TUNER 22011001). I am connected through WiFi and this must remain since WiFi is what bridges the phone to the smart speakers. No patterns, it never casts. Used to work, now 100% does not cast. Below is an image of the app working BEFORE casting to Google Speaker, note the song has started playing and the repeat, pause, next controls are white (not grayed out): Below is the image of me pressing the cast button and showing that it 'sees' my speakers. Below is the grayed out control panel (circled in red) after I chose a speaker. The speaker chimed to let me know it connected and Pandora grayed out but never ungrays and never casts music. Last week it would connect to any or all speakers. Happy to send more info, just let me know what you need!
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I have been having issues with casting my Pandora music from my phone to my Google Speakers.
For the past 3 days, when I try to cast music from Pandora to any of my Google Speakers Pandora connects to the speaker (I hear the connection noise from the speaker) but no music comes out. On the app the music bar on the bottom of the interface turns gray and I can't use any of the buttons (repeat, back, play, forward, or shuffle) because they are all grayed out. The app just sits until I close it, no error messages or anything. Just acts like it is hung up.
I have been able to play music from Pandora to all my speakers for years without issue until the last couple of months. I have seen this issue once before, but it went away after I reset my router. I have reset my router, switch, and modem since and nothing works.
My speakers connect and cast music through Spotify and Amazon Music. I have tried casting via Pandora using all my phones I own (S21+, S21, S7, Moto Z2 and iPhone13). All phones can cast to speakers through other apps (Spotify & Amazon), but Pandora hangs in the same manner above when I try to cast on any of the 5 phones I have.
When I verbally ask Google to play music on Pandora on my speakers Pandora does work. However I much prefer the control I have from casting via phone for choosing music and changing songs etc.
In addition to reseting the router and all points of internet I have cleared Cache and uninstalled reinstalled Pandora, Google and Google Home. Nothing fixes this. I have unlinked Pandora from google account and relinked it. Still remains.
I've been on Pandora Family Premium Plan for years and I'd like to stay!
Does anyone have any ideas or troubleshooting steps left to try? I hate Spotify, but I need to cast music to my speakers!
Moderator Edit: Changing title for clarity
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