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September 3, 2016

Apple Music Users on iOS 10 Beta Gain Access to Personally Curated Playlists

by John_A

At WWDC this year, Apple announced a new “Discovery Mix” playlist that would recommend music and artists to each Apple Music subscriber based on their listening habits and favorite songs. Yesterday, the feature became available to users on the iOS 10 beta, now under a different name: one playlist called “My New Music Mix” and another called “My Favorites Mix” (via AppleInsider).

My New Music Mix introduces users to new songs
The update can be found in the For You section of Apple Music, with each playlist housing 25 songs. My New Music Mix contains all-new music from artists that the Apple Music curators have picked based on each user’s listening habits, and updates with new options every Friday. My Favorites Mix is full of “the songs you love and more,” meaning it’s focused on music users have already listened to rather than introducing them to new content. That playlist is updated every Wednesday.

Similar to other personally curated playlists in the For You tab, both My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix can be subscribed to, placing them in the Library tab to become more easily accessible. On a smaller scale, each individual song can be added to the Library, and then downloaded to listen to offline.

apple music update 1My Favorites Mix curates each user’s favorite artists and songs into one place
Apple Music’s new curation feature is akin to Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists, which recommends music from new artists and current favorite artists, respectively. Spotify updates Discover Weekly every Monday and Release Radar every Friday.

New iOS updates, like Apple Music’s personally-tailored music curation playlists, are expected to be topics of discussion at Apple’s September 7 event next week. Otherwise, it’s expected that focus will be on the debut of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch 2.

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