Over 250 New Mood and Activity Apple Music Playlists Now Rolling Out

Following the announcement of the Apple Music Voice Plan earlier this month, Apple is now rolling out over 250 new activity and mood-based Apple Music playlists to users.

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At its "Unleashed" event earlier this month, which also saw the launch of new AirPods and MacBook Pro models, Apple announced that ‌Apple Music‌ was gaining hundreds of new playlists based around moods and activities to compliment an all-new low-cost Voice Plan.

The ‌Apple Music‌ Voice Plan costs $4.99 per month and allows subscribers to access ‌Apple Music‌'s expansive library of songs and playlists using Siri on any Apple device, but withholds features like spatial audio and lossless. It also features a more pared back in-app experience with suggestions based on listening habits and a queue of music that was recently played through ‌‌Siri‌‌, rather than the full ‌Apple Music‌ app UI.

To kickstart the Voice Plan, Apple announced that over 250 new playlists based around moods and activities were being added to ‌Apple Music‌. These playlists are curated by ‌‌Apple Music‌‌'s editorial team and are optimized for the Voice Plan, though they are available to all ‌Apple Music‌ users. To access the playlists, users can use ‌‌Siri‌‌ commands like "Play the dinner party playlist," "Play something chill," or "Play more like this."

As first spotted by MacStories, these playlists are now rolling out to users. Each playlist features custom animated cover art in a minimalist style, but Apple is not currently providing a central location to access all of the new mood and activity playlists in the ‌Apple Music‌ app.

MacStories has shared a comprehensive guide that lists all of the new playlists and is even offering a Shortcut to get fast access to them locally. The guide and Shortcut groups the new playlists into categories such as Happy, Feeling Bad, Angry, Chill, Confidence and Optimism, Self-Care, Inspiration and Focus, Work and Study, Get Going and Get Out, Romantic, Family and Celebrations, Workout, Sports and Games, Activities, Doing Chores, Driving and Transportation, Places, Meals, Seasons and Weather, and Zodiac.

The ‌‌Apple Music‌‌ Voice Plan launches later this fall in 17 countries and regions, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Top Rated Comments

PsykX Avatar
12 months ago
I suspect the Apple Voice Plan service will be a very frustrating service...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
12 months ago
Is there a 'stop recommending Drake to me' option available?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QuarterSwede Avatar
12 months ago
The issue I have with AM is that it seems to be focused solely on the younger generations. Ex, I tried morning coffee playlist and it was some song that was low key but singing about a bad boyfriend. That’s not what I think of when I’m making and sipping coffee. I personally like coffeehouse jazz for that.

What they need to add during AM setup is not only the what music do you like questions but what do you listen to when you’re questions. Ex. What do you listen to when you’re making breakfast/coffee? What do you listen to at work? when on vacation?, etc. For those of us older who started listening to music pre-iTunes, what did you listen to growing up? They could even ask, how important are lyrics to you? For me, crap lyrics is a total no-go no matter how great the song musically is.

They would be able to custom tailor the music to how you listen and do a much better job. Right now, it’s always missing what I actually like since I like pretty much everything but rap, country, and post 80s pop. When it gets the music right the lyrics are often garbage.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
211 Avatar
12 months ago

The issue I have with AM is that it seems to be focused solely on the younger generations. Ex, I tried morning coffee playlist and it was some song that was low key but singing about a bad boyfriend. That’s not what I think of when I’m making and sipping coffee. I personally like coffeehouse jazz for that.

What they need to add during AM setup is not only the what music do you like questions but what do you listen to when you’re questions. Ex. What do you listen to when you’re making breakfast/coffee? What do you listen to at work? when on vacation?, etc. For those of us older who started listening to music pre-iTunes, what did you listen to growing up? They could even ask, how important are lyrics to you? For me, crap lyrics is a total no-go no matter how great the song musically is.

They would be able to custom tailor the music to how you listen and do a much better job. Right now, it’s always missing what I actually like since I like pretty much everything but rap, country, and post 80s pop. When it gets the music right the lyrics are often garbage.
This is the biggest problem I have with  Music. It keeps pushing new music more than eras it should know I listen to. It also pushes genres I have no interest in. I already told which genres I like, but is ignored. The Like and Dislike buttons seem to be useless. What I also find annoying is that the same songs keep coming up in playlists. It’s like radio, where they only play 5 songs all the time
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonywalker23 Avatar
12 months ago
Hey Siri, play classical music that is truly relaxing, nostalgic, and will help me focus while I read and study--not something that is made to put my brain into a deep sleep and not something that has a jarring opening.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
VermontsFinest Avatar
12 months ago

"Hey Siri, play me some music that will make me feel like I'm not getting ripped off by this new Activity Music scam that should be free for the base price....(silence) Siri, hello Siri...what is the hold-up...oh it is a Hold-Up....my hands are in the air!"
Wait it is included if you pay for a full Apple Music subscription though. There is no cost difference to those already subscribed to access this feature. Those already paying for Apple Music now (aka the regular plan) have nothing to lose here.

Voice plan is a toned down version of the full plan where you can only play songs if triggered through Siri.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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