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Why has the Pandora widget disappeared from FIOS TV?

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Why has the Pandora widget disappeared from FIOS TV?

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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!

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@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.

 

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Keller, TX 76248

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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.

 

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@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.

 

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Justin
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Keller, TX 76248

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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...

 

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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.

 

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Keller, TX 76248

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

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@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.

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