New Apple Music and YouTube Music playlists could keep you listening longer

As music streaming services fight for more audience share, one of the key weapons in the fight are recommended playlists – those auto-generated lists of tracks that take the guesswork out of choosing your own songs and introduce you new artists.

In order to better compete with Spotify, YouTube Music and Apple Music have just revamped the playlists they offer users, so if you’ve already found their offerings rather outdated, it might be time to take another look. eye.

The first is YouTube Music, with a new playlist called Released, which seems to correspond directly to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. As the name suggests, it features recently released songs – 50 of them in fact.

YouTube Music describes the playlist as “this week’s 50 hottest songs, served to you every Friday,” and it’s separate from the New Release Mix that YouTube Music also offers (which is more focused on your music history). previous listening).

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Not to be outdone, Apple Music has rolled out a New Music Daily playlist which, you guessed it, features new tunes every day, so you can start each morning with a selection of what’s new on the music scene.

Apple Music describes the playlist as “the latest must-have songs” and the first one we got access to had 62 songs. It replaces the Best of the Week playlist (though obviously refreshed more often).

With new Taylor Swift material hitting both streaming services this week, it’s a good time to introduce a playlist of new tracks, which is likely something YouTube Music and Apple Music have considered.

Keep in mind that, as with any auto-refreshing playlist, you’ll need to save the songs to your own library if you want to remember what they are, as they will be replaced daily or weekly.

Via 9to5Google / Digital Trends

George L. Hernandez