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

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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.

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.

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SandboxGeneral

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Still not enough to draw me away from Google Play Music and YouTube Red for the same price. But from the sounds of it, the new curated lists are working out well which is a good thing.
 

racingbull

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I like it very much so far.

Now, if we only could have the options back to like songs from a locked home screen, from the control center section or from the song card in the music app ... sigh
 
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nburwell

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This comes at a perfect time since my three month Spotify subscription is due to expire on Tuesday.

My curated mix is actually very accurate from just browsing the the artists in my playlists.
 

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I'm very happy with my playlists! Exactly what was missing from the for you playlists.

Interestingly I have a lot of favourited songs varying wildly but listen to particular types of music mostly, Apple Music picks up on the play count rather than 'just' using the favourites songs.
 
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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.

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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
 
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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.

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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

Apple Music curation and offerings are more in line with my taste than other services and integration can't be beaten. I maxed out on a family plan and it costs like 3 coffees a month.
 

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I've been a supporter of Spotify and tried Apple Music last month. Hated it. Just go the beta on my phone and the new interface is quite good. I think I might stick with AM, instead of Spotify. They finally added a clear way to find curated playlists and top 40, etc.
 

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Apple Music curation and offerings are more in line with my taste than other services and integration can't be beaten. I maxed out on a family plan and it costs like 3 coffees a month.


I agree, Apple are throwing serious money and resources at this service to delivery quality and continuous improvements. Can't really fault them for what they're doing. Not that everyone's going to agree with that of course ;)
 

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I agree, Apple are throwing serious money and resources at this service to delivery quality and continuous improvements. Can't really fault them for what they're doing. Not that everyone's going to agree with that of course ;)

It can't be perfect. I had plenty of problems with it, but so did i with others.
 

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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.

Get yourself a nice new family plan so she can make her own vile playlists and you can be rid of the horror and embarrassment of having such arse gravy on your phone :D
 
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