I have been a Pandora user since 2011 when I used the Pandora One service. It had a great web interface, desktop app and more. Pandora has been removing features that I like and adding things I don't like. This deletion of the shuffle / quickmix station is the final issue for me. I am currently in the process of switching to Spotify. They have a new (to me) feature that allows one to create folders of radio style stations and playlists. It has been working great. They have automatic volume leveling, track crossfade, nested folder support and a better interface (desktop app). They also seem to have a greater variety of songs as I am finally hearing new music again after Pandora got stuck playing the same things over and over.
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Replying to add mine to the list. Missing QuickMix / Shuffle on Denon AVRX4100W Receiver After the recent service outage the QuickMix / Shuffle Station has been removed from all of my devices. The easiest example is on my Denon AVRX4100W Receiver, the QuickMix / Shuffle station is simply gone which renders shuffling the stations impossible. I am aware that on Android devices / apps and webpages there is still a shuffle option, however on non-Android / web devices the station needs to be there or there is no way to shuffle. Would greatly appreciate a fix for this. It worked immediately prior to the recent outage. UPDATE: Guess this issue was the final motivation I needed. Spotify has a student rate that includes Hulu and Showtime for 4.99 $ / mo. They support folders, playlists and shuffle. I will always remember the old Pandora with a customizable web page background, lightweight high quality playback through the Pandora One app, and easy new music discovery. Not sure what went wrong, but they seem more focused on new logos and removing features than providing quality service.
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