Apple Music is still, technically, a fledgling service with a lot of room to grow. One of the areas that it can certainly improve upon is recommendations, based on suggestions, past listening, and “likes”. Themes can also be a nice way to offer up customized playlists, and, according to a new report, that’s exactly what’s happening now.
9to5Mac is reporting on Monday that Apple Music’s “For You” section, the area that deals with customized playlists and listening history, is getting theme-based recommendation playlists. According to the publication, the change is happening now, but, as is par for the course, it will be a gradual rollout. Which means if you don’t see the recommendations based on themes yet, you should here in the coming weeks.
There are new categories, including “Case of the Mondays”. But, what should really stand out, are new recommended playlists based on artists you’ve previously listened to. There are other categories, including “To Make You Smile” as well. If you prefer to get recommendations based on genres, that’s rolling out as part of this update as well.
Perhaps the best news of all is that Apple reportedly plans on updating the “For You” section much more frequently than it has in the past. The idea is to get even more content in the section, so you can keep finding and loving new music.
And as usual, keep “liking” and “disliking” music as it pops up, that way the music streaming platform can continue to learn your tastes and build upon that.
It was recently reported that, despite being relatively new on the scene, Apple Music had passed Spotify in terms of paid subscribers in the United States.
This is incredibly good news. Ever since switching full-time to Apple Music the service has definitely gotten better about recommendations, but more is always a good thing, and it means even more of an opportunity to tweak the platform based on an individual’s tastes.
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