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How to fix Pandora Radio streaming problems on Android

Recently, a study came out showing that Pandora Internet Radio was one of the most popular apps used in the USA in 2013 and it keeps on getting more popular, despite a few legal hiccups. Though the app is commended for its many great features, there are still some users that often run into a problem or two, one of which are problems streaming music with the Pandora app for Android. Here is how you can fix it.

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1. First, you might want to try clearing the app’s cache and data in your device’s settings. Head to settings, then Applications and look for Pandora Radio.

2. You can also do the most obvious thing and uninstall the app by finding your device’s settings, then scrolling down to Applications and looking for the Pandora app. Click Uninstall in the app’s info. You can also search for it in the Google Play Store and hit uninstall from there too. Then install it again.

3. Some Pandora files may be saved to the SD card, when in fact, they work when they are stored in the local storage on your Android device. This is also a quick fix: find your way back to settings and into Pandora Radio app info, and tap on ‘move to local memory’, but don’t press anything if it says ‘move to SD card’, which means this may not be the problem.

4. Within the Pandora app itself, there are also a few things that you can tweak that will make a world of difference: in the settings tab, select advanced. Then switch to either normal or high quality, whichever one you weren’t using before.

5. If you use task manager or battery saving app, such as Tasker or Greenify for example, or a more aggressive task killer, which isn’t really necessary by the way, these might be standing in the way of you streaming music. What you might need to do is make an exception in the app for Pandora Radio.

If you are looking for an alternative to Pandora Radio, check out our top 5 streaming apps for Android.

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Source: Statista


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  • Wow. You can smell the love here...

  • clouds Apr 24, 2014 Link to comment

    Pandora Internet radio is not available in your country! what a load of c**p! it's a radio for God's sake. any ways around it?

    • Loie Favre
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      Apr 24, 2014 Link to comment

      Which country do you live in? This is an American service unfortunately. Though there are some other great internet radio apps though that nicely replace Pandora.
      There are some ways of getting it outside of the USA, like using a proxy. Or you could get a browser extention for Firefox or Google Chrome. Try the Hola Bettery internet extention. There are a lot of how-to's for this on the web and YouTube.

    • What IS a load of crap is your naive thought that Pandora is "radio". Ever hear of "internet streaming" ???????????

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