Apple Music Adds 'Discovery Station' Feature

Apple Music Adds 'Discovery Station' Feature

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 08, 2023

Apple Music just introduced a feature that gives listeners a new way to discover music.

"Discovery Station" suggests users with new songs they have yet to listen to - tracks that aren't present in their liked songs, library, or personal playlists.

According to Apple Insider, Discovery Station will suggest both familiar and unfamiliar artists that the algorithm thinks a user might like.

While the app already has a "New Music Mix" for discovering songs, the feature is only available once a week and contains only 25 tracks.

Apart from the two options, Apple Music also offers a feature called "[User's name] Station" which consists of a user's favorite tracks and new songs similar to them.

An official announcement has yet to be made for Discovery Stations, but the feature has begun rolling out on some users' Apple Music.

Apple reporter MacRumors also noted that a direct link to the playlist is available for those who can't find it in-app.

While "Discovery Station" is a neat addition to the music streaming service's ways of discovering music, competitor services have long offered solid algorithmic playlists to help users find new music.

Spotify's "Discover" tab is one of them, containing "Discover Weekly" and "Release Radar" playlists, as well as top recommendations based on the user's recent listens.

More recently, the Apple rival also introduced an endless vertical feed for discovering new music, similar to TikTok's vertical feed experience.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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