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).

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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.

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My 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 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.

Top Rated Comments

Tuci Avatar
60 months ago
I must say it's very accurate. Which a nice surprise.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TrueBlou Avatar
60 months ago
Why did you switch from Spotify in the first place?
At the time Apple was offering a better family plan than Spotty (and in some ways still do, see below.) That along with native support on my iPhone/iPad/Watch/Apple TV/Mac and simpler integration with my existing iTunes library seemed like worth trying for 3 free months. After a few weeks of using AM I couldn't find a good enough reason to switch back to Spotify, so I didn't.

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.

*edit*
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
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wlossw Avatar
60 months ago
It's very good at suggesting the music I hate that my wife plays over and over on my phone in the car... ;) she is very pleased with MY Apple Music custom playlist filled with shania twain and Celine dion.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TrueBlou Avatar
60 months ago
I am to totally falling for Apple Music. This sounds very promising, in my eyes it's what's been missing.
Yeah, they just keep making it better and better. I've never regretted my decision to switch from Spotify to Apple Music.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
earthTOmitchel Avatar
60 months ago
I must say it's very accurate. Which a nice surprise.
I haven't listened to much yet but the first few songs are definitely in the ballpark of my tastes so I'm impressed so far.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nathanalf Avatar
60 months ago
Yeah, definitely got quite a few songs I like already... Pretty impressed, and this is definitely the best part of the 'updated' Apple Music IMO
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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