Does Apple Music "learn" on the fly?

Souli

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May 16, 2010
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Hi,
the answer to my question is probably yes but I just want to make sure. Is Apple Music "learning" what type of music I like just on the fly while I use it? Or do I have to actively tell the program that I liked the song? Depending on if I skipped the song or listened to it the whole way through it should learn my listening preferences or not?

Thanks
 

MentalFloss

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Mar 14, 2012
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Hi,
the answer to my question is probably yes but I just want to make sure. Is Apple Music "learning" what type of music I like just on the fly while I use it? Or do I have to actively tell the program that I liked the song? Depending on if I skipped the song or listened to it the whole way through it should learn my listening preferences or not?
At least I am having the impression that there is some algorithm working in the background, but I have not yet figured it out. I did play a Morten Harket song yesterday, and today, a Morten Harket album appeared in my "For You" suggestions. I created some 80's playlists yesterday and played one of them, and today, I have quite a few more 80's music suggestions on my "For You" page (in fact, the top suggestion is a playlist of 80's hits now), though I can't say whether that depends on songs in my library, songs in my playlist or songs I have actually played and whether skipping or listening all the way through makes any difference.

I'm not sure if Apple will ever reveal how this algorithm actually works.
 

MICHAELSD

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Beats Music definitely took my listening into account and got more accurate over time but hearting music definitely helps move the process along.