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).
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'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 predicted 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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The family plan played a big part though, while Spotifys terms state that family members must reside at the same address as the account holder, Apple don't give a damn so I can share my subscription with more of my family and there's many other benefits to the family plan too. So staying with Apple just made sense.
Oh, and I've found the suggested playlists from Apple to be very appealing to my hugely varied musical tastes. Considering I like everything from folk, classical, country, pop, metal, blues and many, many more genres. Apple Music has done a bang up job of supplying me with music I like and most importantly new music I've not heard but also like very much so, yeah, can't actually find a reson to switch to the others. I've been a Spotify, Deezer, Google, Rdio and Napster customer over the years and none of them have gelled with me the way AM has, so I'm a happy punter for a change :D