Google adds “radio” selections to YouTube Music playlists
YouTube Music subscribers will have an additional reason to search for their favorite songs on the Google-managed platform, the automatic playlist system including recommended “radios”, chosen according to previously observed listening preferences.
Especially for users who are trying to discover new artists and generally new content to listen to, automatic playlists are already the lifeline. Auto-complete with even a few songs you searched for directly, “smart” playlists can help you discover new songs from your favorite artists, as well as new artists that might match your musical tastes. .
Added to the home screen, the new Recommended Radios section displays a selection of 10 radio stations that change every time you refresh the content feed. Each selection is illustrated with an auto-generated cover image, illustrating up to three artists whose songs you can find in the listener. The name of each radio station is determined by the artist, band, or credits of the music being played, as well as the decade in which the music appeared.
If in doubt, so-called radio stations are actually disguised playlists, which when accessed display a list of songs you can listen to in default order, or on demand. The only difference is that on the PC the playback starts automatically, and on the smartphone you must first use the Play button.
For now, the new playback option is available to a small number of users in the test group, and Google will launch this feature for all YouTube Music users in the near future.