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For you tab is freaking awesome

dalcorn1

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Had some great suggestions at just the right time of the day. The past2 mornings I've got up and put on whatever playlist it's picked for me and they've been incredible. This morning it's 'Intro to Justin Vernon'

This is one feature that's killer for me.
 
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MentalFloss

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It's really pretty good - much better than any suggestions that I have seen anywhere else. Ok, there's some stuff that is a bit off the mark (Britney Spears next to Chaka Khan? Really? I do wonder what made them suggest Britney Spears to me), but I'd say that 90-95% is a very good match to what I like, with some things that go a bit beyond my usual taste (but certainly in an interesting direction).

One minor complaint is that it suggests some stuff to me that is in my library. Suggesting "Songs in the Key of Life" by Stevie Wonder is a bit silly when I own it already. Yes, I like Stevie Wonder. Thanks for noticing, Apple. ;)

A major complaint is that some of the playlists are not very well put together. Again, 90-95% is great, but some make me go "Huh?"
 
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Blujelly

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Had some great suggestions at just the right time of the day. The past2 mornings I've got up and put on whatever playlist it's picked for me and they've been incredible. This morning it's 'Intro to Justin Vernon'

This is one feature that's killer for me.
I agree also like the playlist that they generate.

Seems good so far
 
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zhenya

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This was the feature that brought me to Beats music originally.

One minor complaint is that it suggests some stuff to me that is in my library. Suggesting "Songs in the Key of Life" by Stevie Wonder is a bit silly when I own it already. Yes, I like Stevie Wonder. Thanks for noticing, Apple. ;)

Honestly, that's exactly the point of this list. Under Beats, it would present a mix of stuff from your playlists, completely new suggestions that might be a stretch, and stuff that you were sure to like. So it's completely natural to integrate your libraries now - for one - think of it as someone else constantly flipping through your collection and suggesting stuff you might not have heard in a while (and making new recommendations based upon them) and two, because the default option is no longer to treat the two libraries as 'separate' - anything you've added from Apple Music now looks exactly like the stuff you own in all the various views.

In using Beats, I came to depend upon this view as my first stop in looking for something to listen to. My iTunes library, despite being quite large and perfectly organized, became stale to page through, and Spotify required too much work to find something unless I knew exactly what I wanted. With Beats (now the For You tab) I was always presented with a mixture of stuff from above, and could find something either familiar or something adventurous without having to think about it. It's made listening easier, and introduced me to a ton of fantastic albums all at the same time.
 
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dalcorn1

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for one - think of it as someone else constantly flipping through your collection and suggesting stuff you might not have heard in a while (and making new recommendations based upon them)

Agree with this, thats hwo I see it.

They were saying on Culcast that there's 300 people curating these playlists. Explains a lot. The intro to Justin Vernon I was recommended was brilliant. It was songs he's not even credited on too.
 
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