Streaming Music, Podcasts, & Audio How to Create a Pandora Playlist Pandora Premium users get personalized soundtracks too by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on August 07, 2020 Music, Podcasts, & Audio Audio Streaming Pandora Spotify Apple Music Prime Music Music For Your Life Podcasts Radio CDs, MP3s, & Other Media Tweet Share Email As Pandora gets to know your preferences, its choice of tracks becomes refined and geared toward what you like to hear. If you want more control over which songs are played, learn how to create a playlist on Pandora. Pandora playlists allow you to integrate songs or full albums into a personalized list that plays in the order you decide. These instructions apply to the Pandora mobile app and the web version of Pandora. Playlist functionality is only available for Pandora Premium subscribers. How to Make a Playlist With the Pandora App To create a customized playlist in the Pandora app for Android and iOS devices: Launch the Pandora app and tap the My Collection tab if it's not active. Tap Filter. Tap Playlists in the pop-up menu that appears. Tap New playlist at the top of the screen. Enter a name for the new playlist, then tap Next. Go to the search bar and enter the name of a song, album, or artist. A list of results displays. Tap the Plus (+) symbol next to the song or album you wish to add. Repeat the steps above as many times as you like until you're satisfied with the contents of your new playlist. You can also add songs to an existing playlist from the Now Playing screen. Tap the ellipses (...), then tap Add to Playlist when the pop-up menu appears. To remove a playlist from your Pandora account, tap Delete Playlist. To reorder the items in a playlist, tap and hold a selection, then drag it to a new location. At the bottom of the playlist's contents is a note indicating the playlist's total duration. How to Create a Pandora Playlist From a Web Browser Follow the steps below if you don't have access to the Android or iOS app, or if you prefer to create a playlist on your computer. Open a web browser, go to Pandora.com, and select Log In. Enter the email address and password associated with your Pandora account, then select Log In. Go to the Playlists tab. Select Create playlist in the upper-right corner of the Pandora website. Enter the desired name of your new playlist in the field provided. Select Find a song to add and enter the name of a song, album, or artist. A list of recommendations displays. Select the result you wish to add to your playlist. Select Add similar songs to automatically add several tracks from the artists and genres already in the playlist. Repeat these steps until you're satisfied with the contents of your new playlist. To reorder the songs in your playlist, drag an item to its new location. Using Personalized Pandora Playlists With a Pandora Premium subscription, you also get personalized playlists that are curated based on your listening history and behavior. These playlists are automatically generated and appear in your account from time to time. These playlists provide an alternative to the personally customized options. These lists are sometimes created after you thumbs up a certain number of songs. You may also see these lists when you've been a Premium customer for a while, and Pandora's algorithms have a better handle on what music you like and dislike.