Pandora and Sonos

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Image“What is Pandora® Radio?”
Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Start with the name of an artist, song, genre, or comedian, and create a station. Not sure what to listen to? Browse through our hundreds of curated genre stations to find the perfect match for your mood.

“Where is Pandora® Radio available on Sonos?”
American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands (US).

“How do I control Sonos from the Pandora app?”
You can control Sonos directly from the Pandora app by tapping on the Cast icon  on the Now Playing screen in the Pandora app.

– Open the Pandora app.

– Go to the Now Playing screen.

– Tap the Cast icon and select your Sonos speaker or group.

“How can I group rooms using the Pandora app?”
You can create and edit groups directly in the Pandora app by tapping Edit next to the Sonos room or group.

– Open the Pandora app.

– Go to the Now Playing screen.

– Tap the Cast icon and tap Edit next to the room or group you want to edit.

– Choose the rooms you want to group and tap Save.

“How do I adjust the volume?”
You can adjust the volume from the Pandora or Sonos app. You will not be able to adjust the volume using the physical volume keys on your mobile device unless you are in the Pandora or Sonos app.

“Does Sonos provide higher quality audio (192k) for Pandora Plus™ accounts?”
Yes. When you upgrade to Pandora Plus in Sonos, you’ll automatically hear your music streaming in higher quality audio than in Pandora’s free tier.

“How do I upgrade from a free ad-based account to a Pandora Plus™ account?”
If you’d like to upgrade from your current free ad-supported account to a Pandora Plus account, just visit pandora.com/upgrade. After you’ve upgraded, you’ll no longer hear ads while listening to Pandora on your Sonos. Pandora Plus streams music at a higher bitrate of 192kbps.

Please note that Pandora has an inactivity timeout of 4 hours for free accounts, and 24 hours for Plus/Premium.

“My Sonos audio is dropping out when I use Pandora. What can I do?”
You can find some troubleshooting steps to solve this problem in this article: Audio playback stops or skips

“How do I add Pandora to my Sonos?”
Select the controller you are using for instructions on adding your Pandora account:

Sonos app for iOS or Android:

– From the More tab, tap Add Music Services.

– Select Pandora from the list.

– Select I already have an account.

– Type in your username and password when prompted, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your account.

Sonos app for Mac or PC:

– From the Music pane click Add Music Services.

– Select Pandora, and then click Next.

– Select I already have an account, and click Next.

– Type in your username and password when prompted, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your account.