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Android Auto - Requesting song frequently plays remix/live version

ChipG
Local Performer

When requesting a song on my Pandora Premium account via Android Auto (e.g. "Play Thriller") for many songs Pandora will not play the studio version of the song. Using the "Thriller" example, the track played is a marching band cover of the song - not at all what I wanted. The studio version exists in the library as it will play as part of another playlist or station. How can I specify that I want the studio album version, not a live version, remix, or cover? This happens on a large percentage of songs I request and is quite annoying in the car when it isn't possible to get the song I want. This may occur via other VPA devices, I haven't tried it. 

Moderator Edit: Changing title for clarity

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TannerPandora
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Hi @ChipG! Thanks for posting to community!

Sounds like Google Assistant is returning some interesting song choices in your car. I've created a ticket and enabled a trace on your account so our engineers can take a closer look. 

I'll make updates in this thread as they are made available to me. 

Thanks for your patience in the meantime. 


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ChipG
Local Performer

Any additional updates?

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GD3
Local Performer

I'm having same issue, is there a way to "prefer" studio first over live version? There should be!

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sr105
Local Performer

I searched and came here with the same issue. Every time I ask Google to play a song via Android Auto, Pandora plays some weird remix or live version and almost never plays the original version of the song I asked for. At first it was annoying, now it's infuriating.

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Dk6184
Local Performer

Another typical company... They get ur money and start a "ticket"

Any updates? Can I get a ticket number to call and reference for more info? This has been an on going issue from day one. Id like to see this fixed.

@TannerPandora  any updates? 

Moderator Edit: Format & merged

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TannerPandora
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Hi @Dk6184 - Our engineers have been unable to reliably reproduce this issue with Android Auto in vehicles. As a result, we’ve been unable to release a fix and have no eta for when one might be available.

Are you specifically experiencing this issue in your car with voice commands? 


Tanner | Community Moderator
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