×

Switch Account

Why has the Pandora widget disappeared from FIOS TV?

Why has the Pandora widget disappeared from FIOS TV?

Reply
Contributor Viqi
Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-05-2011
Message 1 of 8
(4,271 Views)

The Pandora widget functioned beautifully from July through our last use about a week ago. Today it's missing from the Widget lineup. Can I restore it? FIOS, if you've dropped it, we want it back!

7 REPLIES 7
Platinum Contributor I Platinum Contributor I
Platinum Contributor I
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 2 of 8
(4,250 Views)

@Viqi wrote:

The Pandora widget functioned beautifully from July through our last use about a week ago. Today it's missing from the Widget lineup. Can I restore it? FIOS, if you've dropped it, we want it back!


I have no clue where you are located (it would be nice if you would put a location in your Profile), but I still have it here in North Texas (VHO 1), just started it up to be sure.

 

I know that some people have reported problems with stuttering or skipping when using the widget, and Verizon has apparently identified a problem that needs to be fixed. I have not experienced that issue, but other have, so that may be why it has been removed, and who knows, I may lose it too.

 

Just wondering, since it worked for you in the past; when you started one of your stations, did it always start with the specified artist or group? And even if it did, did it sometimes switch to a different artist or group after a song or two? Mine does, and that just doesn't seem right.

 

__________________________________
Justin
FiOS TV, Internet, and phone user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9A
Keller, TX 76248

Contributor mf70
Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-26-2008
Message 3 of 8
(4,119 Views)

Actually, you are seeing the planned design of Pandora. Your artist selection is used as a seed to predict SIMILAR songs that you will like. You can then refine the selection by voting selections in or out.

 

Mark

Platinum Contributor I Platinum Contributor I
Platinum Contributor I
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 4 of 8
(4,113 Views)

@mf70 wrote:

Actually, you are seeing the planned design of Pandora. Your artist selection is used as a seed to predict SIMILAR songs that you will like. You can then refine the selection by voting selections in or out.

 

Mark


Thanks. I now understand that from a post in another thread about Pandora. Unfortunately that is not what I am interested in, I was expecting that when I picked an artist or group that the music would be from that group - period. So Pandora is of no interest to me now.

 

__________________________________
Justin
FiOS TV, Internet, and phone user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9A
Keller, TX 76248

Contributor mf70
Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-26-2008
Message 5 of 8
(4,071 Views)

If you are willing to "train" Pandora, you can get a one-artiset station. A freind did it with the Greatful Dead. He just voted every non-Dead song off the island... It took a while...

 

MF

Platinum Contributor I Platinum Contributor I
Platinum Contributor I
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 6 of 8
(4,069 Views)

@mf70 wrote:

If you are willing to "train" Pandora, you can get a one-artiset station. A freind did it with the Greatful Dead. He just voted every non-Dead song off the island... It took a while...

 

MF


Thanks for that info.

 

__________________________________
Justin
FiOS TV, Internet, and phone user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9A
Keller, TX 76248

Highlighted
Contributor mdscher
Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-25-2011
Message 7 of 8
(3,697 Views)

What ever happened to the Pandora widget???? (NY area)

Bronze Contributor II
Bronze Contributor II
Posts: 343
Registered: ‎11-09-2010
Message 8 of 8
(3,683 Views)

@mdscher wrote:

What ever happened to the Pandora widget???? (NY area)


Apparently there were some malfunctions that were introduced by the upgrade to IMG 1.9... Audio popping and dropouts are what I've heard of.

How-To Videos
 
The following videos were produced by users like you!
   
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.



Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.