Premium subscribers will find them at the top of the “browse” section, with a top selection that matches up with the types of music that you listen to most frequently. Unfortunately, if you want to browse them all, there’s just a giant scrolling list that you’ll need to dig through. If you look under genres, moods or activities further down the browse section, you’ll only see Pandora’s typical stations. You can of course save any playlists you enjoy to your library so they’re easier to find later.
Pandora also noted that free or “plus” users (who don’t have access to Pandora’s full on-demand library) will get access to some stations based on the new playlists. Those stations might not have the exact same songs found in the playlist itself, but they should have the same general vibe. And Pandora says it’ll be updating and refreshing the playlists over time, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll be with the frequency that Apple Music and Spotify update their lists. For that, you’re probably better off sticking with Pandora’s stations.
Most music services put a priority on either playlists (Spotify, Apple Music) or stations (Google Play Music, Pandora). But having a selection of both is a good addition to Pandora Premium, a service that’s still adding the features needed to compete with the bigger options. Pandora’s new playlists sound good at first glance, and if they make them easier to discover and update them on a regular basis, they’ll prove to be a worthwhile addition.