2017~2022 Pandora Issues

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18 CX-5
Hey everyone- just got a new CX-5 in the last week. Love the car, not a fan of the infotainment system- specifically bluetooth/Pandora. Pandora consistently does not work. I have to close the Pandora app on my phone, or reboot my phone, or something similar for the CX-5 to read off my phone and the app.

Is this a known bug? Am I missing something? Any tricks or solutions?

TIA
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
Phone?
Settings > Pandora Make sure ENABLE AUTO LAUNCH is turned on.
 

craigo

Contributor
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2014 CX-5 GT FWD, 2015 Mazda 3 Touring
Almost all of the time it is a phone or app issue. Pandora seems to be notorious.
 
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18 CX-5
I figured it out. Apparently you have to have Pandora playing first on your phone, then click on Pandora in Connect. Weird but oh well.
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring-Premium Pkg. Soul Red
I figured it out. Apparently you have to have Pandora playing first on your phone, then click on Pandora in Connect. Weird but oh well.

Not a requirement to have it running first, but if it works for you ok. Just dont enable it before the infotainment system says -phone connected/import contacts. Shows on top on your Mazda screen.