The short answer is yes - playlists and on-demand content are only available with Premium.
With Plus, you get:
Ad-free personalized stations
The ability to replay songs
The option to download radio stations for offline listening
A Plus subscription is $4.99 USD monthly or $54.89 annually.*
On the other hand, Premium subscribers receive all the same benefits, as well as:
Listen to songs or albums on-demand
Create custom playlists
Download songs, albums or playlists for offline listening
Access Higher Quality Audio
Queue content to keep the music playing
A Premium subscription is $9.99 USD monthly or $109.89 annually when purchased directly through Pandora.*
Pandora Premium Family – which provides all of the features of Pandora Premium for up to 6 individual accounts – is $14.99/monthly or $164.89 annually, and only available when you upgrade directly through Pandora.* You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase this subscription and be the primary account holder
We are also proud to offer discounted student and military subscriptions. The Premium Student subscription is only $4.99 USD monthly or $59.88 annually for students who qualify, while the Premium Military subscription is only $7.99 USD monthly or $87.89 annually for qualified listeners.*
For more information about our subscription options, make sure you’re logged in with the correct account and visit our upgrade or subscriptions pages. (Select Get Premium to view Premium options.)
Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.
*Please note that additional taxes may apply to these subscription costs, depending on your area.