I'm having the exact same problem, win 10 Dell optiplex 3010. Has been working fine for 2 years until this week. I even did a factory reset, cleared all data and reinstalled windows. My theory is that the latest windows update is causing a bug in the pandora desktop app. I'm guessing thousands of people are having this problem.
Any suggestions on this? If I request a song with autoplay enabled the next song will have skips in it or stop playing and go to the next song which will also have skips and may stop completely. Stations and albums don't seem to have this problem. Seems to be something with auto play (the crossed arrows in the bottom bar). No problem streaming through Edge browser and things like youtube and amazon prime video work fine. Windows 10 updated about a week ago so I'm suspicious about a bug. I've been using the desktop app since it came out (couple years?) without any problems until this week. Here's what I've tried so far:
restarted computer, disconnected and restarted modem and router, checked internet speed, removed then reinstalled the app. Did fresh (factory reset) Windows install with all data cleared, reinstalled app. Also tried turning off the firewall and disconnected everything else off the network and using an ethernet cable not wireless. None of this helped. There's really nothing left to try so thinking it must be something to do with latest Windows 10 update.
PC Is Dell Optiplex 3010 Win 10 Pro, broadband connection via ethernet cable, windows updated 12/18/2021. Pandora app installed 12/18/2021.
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