- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Swedish-based streaming music service Spotify is unveiling a new feature that it hopes will improve the user’s enjoyment while helping to promote newer and more obscure artists to its user base, Slashgear.com reported on Tuesday.

Named the Daily Mix, the computer algorithm-generated playlist will be available starting Tuesday afternoon on both iOS and Android-based smartphone apps, said Slashgear. 

Spotify will use a algorithm to compile the playlists, and, as the name suggests, will update “within a day of when you last listened to it,” Spotify explains at an FAQ page on their website.

“Daily Mix allows you to select which songs you want to favorite and which songs you want to remove, further customizing your listening experience,” Slashgear quoted an unnamed Spotify representative. “Daily Mix provides an expansive playlist tailored to you, minus the effort that goes into creating the perfect listening session.”

Spotify already curates a similarly personalized “Discover Weekly,” which are updated every Monday. Marketed as “your weekly mixtape of fresh music,” the lists are comprised of tracks of “new discoveries and deep cuts chosen just for you.”

While Spotify’s Daily Mix feature will be available on its free as well as subscription versions, curious will have to wait to enjoy the new Daily Mix feature. Because Spotify needs to analyze individual user data to generate its playlist, newbies should expect to use the streaming service for about two weeks before their first Daily Mix drops, Slashgear explained.



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