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Over the past few days, some Apple Music subscribers have noticed the appearance of a new playlist in the "For You" tab of the music streaming app, called "My Chill Mix." Redditor Elliotblyth posted about the playlist recently, noting that their iPad remains on iOS 10 and that they have not yet installed the iOS 11 public beta that released yesterday. Still, a few commenters on the Reddit post have noted the appearance of My Chill Mix while on the iOS 11 beta.

In screenshots, the playlist doesn't have a description like My Favorites Mix and My New Music Mix, but a few users who have been listening to the playlist have given a decent description of what kind of music it includes. As a point of comparison, currently My Favorites Mix (refreshed every Wednesday) gives subscribers a list of the songs they most listen to, while My New Music Mix (refreshed every Friday) recommends newly released music that aligns with the taste of a user's previous listening history.

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My Chill Mix is said to be similar to My New Music Mix, but without the rule that only newly released tracks can be in the playlist. This means that Apple Music will pull from music selections that are both old and new, all based on each user's personal listening history and likes/dislikes, to propagate My Chill Mix every Sunday. For subscribers who don't see the new playlist, asking Siri to "play My Chill Mix" sometimes works.

Apple describes My Chill Mix as follows: "Tailored to your music tastes, My Chill Mix is a selection of songs to help you relax and unwind." The playlist originally appeared in the watchOS 4 preview page after WWDC, with Apple including My Chill Mix among the playlists that will automatically sync to Apple Watch. Since then, any mention of the playlist has been removed from that page on Apple.com.

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My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix originally appeared on the iOS 10 public beta last September, a few months after WWDC 2016 when Apple originally announced that personally curated playlists would be coming to Apple Music. A few tweaks are coming to Apple Music in iOS 11 as well, including a new social feature where subscribers can make profiles, share playlists, see their friends' playlists, and browse their friends' listening history.

Article Link: Apple Music's New Curated Playlist 'My Chill Mix' Begins Appearing for Some Subscribers
 
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One of the hardest things for me is finding new music I actually like. Even listening to my favorite artists new albums sometimes there are only 1 or 2 songs that are worth listening to. Curated playlists like this, if populated with music that the user will actually like, could be a big reason to get an Apple Music subscription.
 
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One of the hardest things for me is finding new music I actually like. Even listening to my favorite artists new albums sometimes there are only 1 or 2 songs that are worth listening to. Curated playlists like this, if populated with music that the user will actually like, could be a big reason to get an Apple Music subscription.
I've been listening to My New Music Mix since the iOS 10 beta last September, and I gotta say it's impressive. I've found new songs, entire albums, and artists on a really consistent basis that have all become mainstays in my main playlists.

On the other hand, My Favorites Mix is hilariously inconsistent for me. Like, I listened to "Can't Stop The Feeling!" once or twice, and it's appeared in Favorites multiple times throughout the year.
 
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One of the hardest things for me is finding new music I actually like. Even listening to my favorite artists new albums sometimes there are only 1 or 2 songs that are worth listening to. Curated playlists like this, if populated with music that the user will actually like, could be a big reason to get an Apple Music subscription.

I also think this has potential. Suggesting choices, perhaps would lead you to similar artists or that specific genre of music that might be of preference. I could see how some may not approctae this feature, but if holds accurate suggestions, it's another reason to expand with Apple Music.
 
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One of the hardest things for me is finding new music I actually like. Even listening to my favorite artists new albums sometimes there are only 1 or 2 songs that are worth listening to. Curated playlists like this, if populated with music that the user will actually like, could be a big reason to get an Apple Music subscription.

Couldn't agree more, and this is why I have a Spotify subscription. I have been able to discover more new music on Spotify that I actually like than I have on Apple Music. I'd love to come back, but Apple still has some catching up to do.
 
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My gut tells me this will just be another hip hop/rap playlist, based on nothing I actually want to hear.
 
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My gut tells me this will just be another hip hop/rap playlist, based on nothing I actually want to hear.

I got Michael Jackson, the Commodores, Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, and Prince. I am a hip-hop fan, but this playlist (or at least my first one) is far from another rap / hip-hop playlist. That said, based upon Beats1 tracks, I know where you're coming from.
 
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I usually find new artists when I'm out and about and a song will catch my attention and I Shazam it. lol, a few times I tracked down the artists (like Lucius) whose work was used in ads for Samsung phones and I downloaded the song used to advertise the Pixel phone. :p

I guess I'll try this new feature but I don't really like to be spoon fed songs that the labels are desperate to sell to me. I'd rather actively go hunting for something that catches my ear in a quirky setting.

Google Music has been pretty good at unobtrusively suggesting playlists based on different songs I chose to play. I like that their choices aren't necessarily all big names and heavily hyped groups. Sometimes I feel Apple Music is all about what Jimmy Iovine wants to push.
 
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Despite my using it daily, Apple Music has no effing idea what kind of music I like.

Instead of liking individual tracks, try setting up a smart playlist on iTunes. Let the filter say "if I've listened to a song more than, say 10 times, "love" the song on Apple Music. Doing so could teach Apple Music 1,000's of songs you actually do like. That may help with future suggestions of what you do like.
 
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Over the past few days, some Apple Music subscribers have noticed the appearance of a new playlist in the "For You" tab of the music streaming app, called "My Chill Mix." Redditor Elliotblyth posted about the playlist recently, noting that their iPad remains on iOS 10 and that they have not yet installed the iOS 11 public beta that released yesterday. Still, a few commenters on the Reddit post have noted the appearance of My Chill Mix while on the iOS 11 beta.

In screenshots, the playlist doesn't have a description like My Favorites Mix and My New Music Mix, but a few users who have been listening to the playlist have given a decent description of what kind of music it includes. As a point of comparison, currently My Favorites Mix (refreshed every Wednesday) gives subscribers a list of the songs they most listen to, while My New Music Mix (refreshed every Friday) recommends newly released music that aligns with the taste of a user's previous listening history.



My Chill Mix is said to be similar to My New Music Mix, but without the rule that only newly released tracks can be in the playlist. This means that Apple Music will pull from music selections that are both old and new, all based on each user's personal listening history and likes/dislikes, to propagate My Chill Mix every Sunday. For subscribers who don't see the new playlist, asking Siri to "play My Chill Mix" sometimes works.

Apple describes My Chill Mix as follows: "Tailored to your music tastes, My Chill Mix is a selection of songs to help you relax and unwind." The playlist originally appeared in the watchOS 4 preview page after WWDC, with Apple including My Chill Mix among the playlists that will automatically sync to Apple Watch. Since then, any mention of the playlist has been removed from that page on Apple.com.

my-chill-mix-2.jpg

My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix originally appeared on the iOS 10 public beta last September, a few months after WWDC 2016 when Apple originally announced that personally curated playlists would be coming to Apple Music. A few tweaks are coming to Apple Music in iOS 11 as well, including a new social feature where subscribers can make profiles, share playlists, see their friends' playlists, and browse their friends' listening history.

Article Link: Apple Music's New Curated Playlist 'My Chill Mix' Begins Appearing for Some Subscribers

What if you only listen to metal though
 
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This is what I ended up with when I asked siri to play My Chill Mix. Not sure where it resides. I can't see it.
 

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Apple desperately trying and failing once again to do what Spotify does so brilliantly.
 
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This is what I ended up with when I asked siri to play My Chill Mix. Not sure where it resides. I can't see it.
Same for me, I can only get to it by asking Siri to play it for me. It appears that it's slowly updating and being added into the For You tab, but it's unclear when it'll be there for everyone.
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I got Michael Jackson, the Commodores, Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, and Prince. I am a hip-hop fan, but this playlist (or at least my first one) is far from another rap / hip-hop playlist. That said, based upon Beats1 tracks, I know where you're coming from.
As for content, it appears that Apple is adapting "chill" for each user:) We got a tip on Twitter and the guy's My Chill Mix was filled with Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie. My personal one is pretty on point: Rihanna, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Troye Sivan.
 
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jettredmont

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My gut tells me this will just be another hip hop/rap playlist, based on nothing I actually want to hear.

It depends on what Apple Music knows about you.

Personally, I've had a large music library in iTunes since something like 2004, which at one time had ratings for every single song (and playlists which pulled random songs from each of the star levels making a daily-drive playlist which had a heavy weight to the five-stars, a little less to four-stars, etc). Since Apple Music came out and deprecated stars for "love" and "dislike", I've been filling that in as well. More critically though, I've been listening to music on my iTunes, iPod, iPhone, etc, for over a decade. Apple Music takes my active ratings and choice of what I listen to into account to come up with a My New Music mix with is always pretty spot on (sometimes screamo bands get in there because I love my punk and angst but can't stand the screaming), and the My Favorites Mix is also pretty good.

The main issue I have is that for a long time our whole family shared the same iTunes account, before there was an Apple Music family option. So I also get recommendations which are clearly due to one of my daughters (50s pop music, 00s teeniebopper music, etc). I dislike those to hell and back, but since Apple uses the "play count" in its algorithms they still come back up in my suggested mixes. And, like someone else above, I also have an inexplicable residual haunting, which for me is The Spice Girls' Wannabe. Oh god, that song starts up and shivers run down my spine now. "Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want" .....AAARGH!

Tip: start playing your favorites mix, then go into the "Coming Up" list and remove the ones you don't want to hear.
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I usually find new artists when I'm out and about and a song will catch my attention and I Shazam it. lol, a few times I tracked down the artists (like Lucius) whose work was used in ads for Samsung phones and I downloaded the song used to advertise the Pixel phone. :p

I guess I'll try this new feature but I don't really like to be spoon fed songs that the labels are desperate to sell to me. I'd rather actively go hunting for something that catches my ear in a quirky setting.

Google Music has been pretty good at unobtrusively suggesting playlists based on different songs I chose to play. I like that their choices aren't necessarily all big names and heavily hyped groups. Sometimes I feel Apple Music is all about what Jimmy Iovine wants to push.

Wait, you'll let ads ad the radio influence what music you listen to and discover, but not Apple Music (which as far as I can tell isn't going off label influence at all, just "big data" correlations between songs you like and what those who like those songs also like).

Don't confuse Beats1 (which I haven't listened to since the very start, but it was so bad back then I can't imagine trying it again) with the recommended playlists and albums in Apple Music. I have friends who use Google Music and they generally say that my Apple Music playlists are more consistently spot-on than their Google Music playlists (as I said above, though, that's likely because Apple has a lot more data on what I listen to than Google has of what they listen to).
 
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Seanyboy

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It depends on what Apple Music knows about you.

Personally, I've had a large music library in iTunes since something like 2004, which at one time had ratings for every single song (and playlists which pulled random songs from each of the star levels making a daily-drive playlist which had a heavy weight to the five-stars, a little less to four-stars, etc). Since Apple Music came out and deprecated stars for "love" and "dislike", I've been filling that in as well. More critically though, I've been listening to music on my iTunes, iPod, iPhone, etc, for over a decade. Apple Music takes my active ratings and choice of what I listen to into account to come up with a My New Music mix with is always pretty spot on (sometimes screamo bands get in there because I love my punk and angst but can't stand the screaming), and the My Favorites Mix is also pretty good.

The main issue I have is that for a long time our whole family shared the same iTunes account, before there was an Apple Music family option. So I also get recommendations which are clearly due to one of my daughters (50s pop music, 00s teeniebopper music, etc). I dislike those to hell and back, but since Apple uses the "play count" in its algorithms they still come back up in my suggested mixes. And, like someone else above, I also have an inexplicable residual haunting, which for me is The Spice Girls' Wannabe. Oh god, that song starts up and shivers run down my spine now. "Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want" .....AAARGH!

Tip: start playing your favorites mix, then go into the "Coming Up" list and remove the ones you don't want to hear.
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Wait, you'll let ads ad the radio influence what music you listen to and discover, but not Apple Music (which as far as I can tell isn't going off label influence at all, just "big data" correlations between songs you like and what those who like those songs also like).

Don't confuse Beats1 (which I haven't listened to since the very start, but it was so bad back then I can't imagine trying it again) with the recommended playlists and albums in Apple Music. I have friends who use Google Music and they generally say that my Apple Music playlists are more consistently spot-on than their Google Music playlists (as I said above, though, that's likely because Apple has a lot more data on what I listen to than Google has of what they listen to).
[doublepost=1498592285][/doublepost]Nothing in my For You tab but I get a chilled playlist when I ask Siri for it on my iPhone 7 Plus.

When I ask the same question on my new iPad Pro it keeps giving me a playlist I've already created which has "chilled" in the title.

It seems device related rather than the Apple Music account.

Obviously Apple are experimenting- and that makes me happy!
 
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I listen to the Chill Station on Apple Music Radio every day. Getting Siri to play it lately has been a chore. Probably since iOS11, but I think it was happening before.

"Hey Siri, play Chill Radio on Apple Music" "Here's Beats 1"
"Hey Siri, play Chill on Apple Music Radio" "Here's some music you can chill to" (I suspect this is the new playlist)
"Hey Siri, play the station Chill Radio on Apple Music" "Here's Beats 1"
"Hey Siri, play the Chill Station on Apple Music Radio" "Now playing Chill radio"
(note: these don't always fail or work the same way, I usually go through different combinations each day)

I just wish I could set a playlist or "station" as my default when certain Bluetooth devices connect. My Car especially - instead it just shuffles all songs.
 
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There are pros and cons of each service but Spotify's curated playlists are SO much better than Apple's.
 
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scarecrowmac

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Looks like a nice playlist, I've been looking for one like this with just chill music on it when I have people over, because all my playlists have random hip hop songs in them at the moment. Can only get the playlist via siri at the moment though
 
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I'm running iOS 11 and I still only see My Favourites Mix and My New Music Mix. No new ones. Asking Siri, I get the response, "I couldn't find your Chill Mix." Guess it's rolling out slowly.
 
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iOS 10, asking Siri to play "My Chill Mix" and started a pretty poppin' list of tracks.
 
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I've been listening to My New Music Mix since the iOS 10 beta last September, and I gotta say it's impressive. I've found new songs, entire albums, and artists on a really consistent basis that have all become mainstays in my main playlists.

On the other hand, My Favorites Mix is hilariously inconsistent for me. Like, I listened to "Can't Stop The Feeling!" once or twice, and it's appeared in Favorites multiple times throughout the year.

I have "Mastered by you", but no other playlists. Where do I go to get them?

Rant: Apple Music is a mess if I have to ask this question, just signed back up to Pandora Unlimited.
 
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