Despite the fact that Spotify allows me to listen to any song I want to at any time, I often find myself using Pandora instead. It’s not that I prefer Pandora to Spotify, it’s just that I can’t be bothered to make my own playlists, and my Pandora account already features dozens of stations that have been tuned to my preferences.
On Tuesday, Spotify might have won me back over with the introduction of Daily Mix: a series of playlists which include your favorite songs as well as songs that the streaming service thinks you might enjoy.
“With Daily Mix, you will tune into a mix of the music you know and love, made fresh in continuously updated playlists,” Spotify explains. “Whether you’re in the mood for dancing to upbeat tunes or relaxing with mellow hits, just select your mix and enjoy your most loved familiar tracks with new music peppered in.”
Best of all, the Daily Mixes will improve over time, as you have the option to either “ban” a song or “heart” it depending on how you feel about it. Every time you “ban” or “heart” a song, the service will learn more about your tastes.
Once Daily Mix rolls out later today, you’ll be able to find it in the Your Library section of the Android and iOS apps. The feature is available to both free and premium users, but Spotify notes that new users will only have access to their Daily Mix playlists after “approximately two weeks of listening.”