Apple Music has started rolling out a new personalised radio station feature without any official announcement for its subscribers. Dubbed Discovery Station, the new personalised radio station will reportedly help users to discover new songs on the basis of their listening history. The feature is quite similar to Apple Music’s rival music streaming platform Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. The new feature for playlist recommending songs is said to be rolling out worldwide soon. However, the details about how it will function are yet to be revealed by Apple.
A new Discovery Station tab was recently spotted on the Apple Music. However, it doesn’t reveal any details about the feature’s algorithm. However, as described by 9to5Mac, the new function will offer algorithmic discovery options based on users’ listening history and their preferences. According to the report, the new Discovery Station was first spotted by users on August 7 and is gradually rolling out to all users globally. The new feature appears under the ‘Listen Now’ tab in the ‘Stations for You’ on the Apple Music app.
The report also adds that the new Discovery Station on Apple Music may not play songs from the library or playlists. Instead, it will play songs that are similar to users’ listening history, but have never played by user before.
For playlists that update weekly, Apple Music offers 25 songs each. However, with the new Discovery station, subscribers will get access to over 100 million songs. For the unversed, Apple Music subscription in India starts at just Rs. 49, however, it is a Siri-only plan. The Apple Music subscription for iPhones and MacBooks start at Rs. 99 per month.
Earlier this year, Apple launched a dedicated classical music app called Apple Music Classical. It is claimed to offer the world’s largest classical musical catalogue with over 5 million tracks. The app is free for Apple Music subscribers in all countries where Apple Music is accessible, excluding China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.