Pandora Can’t Find Music

Have you ever been listening to Pandora on your Android phone or tablet and suddenly it can’t find any music to play? I should have grabbed a screenshot when I first saw it, but the sudden music withdrawal hit and I wasn’t thinking clearly. Anyway, you’ll see an error with a message like “We’re sorry, but we can’t find any more music to play on your station right now. Try switching stations.”

And it’ll show up for every station you try, even when creating a new station.

The internets brought back a few suggestions on how to fix this, but almost all of them said the only fix was to reinstall the app. That’s fine if you don’t mind uninstalling and reinstalling — it doesn’t take that much time, though what I tried did the trick and didn’t required the Google Play Store.

First, go into your device’s settings. This is going to be slightly different for each device flavor of Android, but ultimately you’re going to look for the “Applications Manager” section:

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Next, scroll over to your “Installed” or “Downloaded” apps and open up Pandora:

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Last, click on “Clear Cache” and give it a shot. If this doesn’t do the trick, click on “Clear data” on this page as well. Or you can do both off the bat and be done with it:

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Pretty simple! Like I mentioned previously, you could just uninstall and reinstall Pandora if you’d like, but this is another super-quick way to achieve the same results. I don’t use an iPhone for listening to music, so I’ve never come across this in iOS. I imagine the steps should be pretty similar — leave a comment if you’re an Apple fan and have had to do this on one of your devices. Thanks!