A lot of people often make complaints about having the error code 3007/3005 whenever they are using the Pandora app and they have been wondering how to fix it. This error seems to occur on all the major operating system platforms, namely Android, Windows, macOS, and iOS.
If you are also encountering this error while trying to stream content on the Pandora platform, you may also have been wondering what could be causing this error to occur. In this article, we will be showing you the potential culpable factors and how to fix this error by yourself.
Potential Causes of Pandora Error Code 3007/3005, and their Fixes
The Pandora App Is Geographically-Locked
Pandora Media, LLC is an American streaming and internet radio service provider, with its headquarter in Oakland, California. To comply with the requirements and securities provided by the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act), since 2007 (seven years after the company was founded) Pandora has continued to serve only those users in the United States, and it uses IP addresses to block users from countries that do not comply with the protections of the DMCA.
Therefore, if you are a user trying to access the Pandora streaming app from outside of the United States and its territories, you will be met with this error and wouldn’t be able to go ahead with using the app. The workaround to this problem is using a VPN service provider to change your IP address to an IP address within the United States of America, thus allowing you access to the app just like someone who is resident in the US.
The Pandora App Is Corrupted
If you happen to be using the Pandora app outside the United States, there is a high likelihood that there was a problem with the download and installation of the app and its files on your device. This is to be expected since you would very likely have had to download the app from a third-party source.
If this is the cause of the error you are facing, then a very plausible solution would be to delete the app and try to download and install it all over again. This is a pretty straightforward process as it would involve the same steps you would take to delete or uninstall any other app or program on your phone or laptop computer. After you have deleted the app, download and install it all over again.
Alternatively, if the device you are trying to access the app on is a Windows 10 PC, you can try resetting the app instead.
To reset an application or program on Windows 10, the first step to carry out in this procedure is to call up the Run dialogue box, and typing
ms-settings:appsfeatures into the dialogue box. Then press the Enter key.
On the Apps & Features menu, navigate downwards through the list of UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps installed on your PC and search for Pandora. When you find it, click on it once to expand the menu, and then click on the Advanced Options hyperlink.
When the Advanced Options menu opens up, scroll down to locate the Reset tab and then click on the Reset button.
After you confirm the operation, wait for it to be completed, then run the Pandora app again to see if the error has been cleared.
If this article has been helpful to you, let us know in the comment section below, and feel free to share whichever tips and fixes you’ve been able to come up with on your own. Good luck and happy streaming on Pandora!