Apple Music has introduced an exciting new feature to enhance how you discover music, Discovery Station. It brings a fresh dimension to your playlists based on users’ personal algorithms.
Discovery Station is now available on Apple Music’s mobile, desktop, and web apps.
Apple Music’s Discovery Station features 4 curated playlists based on your listening habits
With the Discovery Station, Apple Music aims to compete with Spotify’s popular Discover Weekly playlist. Just like Spotify’s algorithm-based playlist suggests personalized songs each week, Apple Music’s Discovery Station lets you find hidden musical gems and enhance your listening experience.
Apple Music subscribers have access to four personalized playlists that update weekly: the New Music Mix, Chill Mix, Get Up Mix, and Favorites Mix. These playlists offer 25 songs each. In comparison, the new Discovery Station will allow subscribers to access 100 million songs based on their personal preferences.
Here’s how it works: The Discovery Station is personalized for you, offering a selection of songs based on your recent listening. It focuses on songs you’ve explored but hasn’t added to your library yet. Think of it as a music guide that knows what you’ll love but hasn’t discovered.
To use this feature, go to the Listen Now section in your Apple Music app. Look for the Stations for You section – that’s where the Discovery Station is. It works alongside your existing playlists, like [Your name]’s Station, and helps you explore new music that aligns with your preferences.
Apple Music is available through several pricing tiers. For individual users, the monthly subscription costs $10.99. Alternatively, there’s a family plan catering to up to six members, priced at $16.99 per month, contingent on utilizing iCloud Family Sharing. College students have the option of subscribing at a reduced rate of $5.99 per month, which also includes a complimentary Apple TV+ subscription alongside Apple Music.
In iOS 15.2, a new tier, the Apple Music Voice plan, was launched albeit with limited features at a lower cost of $4.99 per month.
While Apple Music does not offer a free version, new users can opt for a free trial upon signing up. It’s important to note that if you cancel your subscription during the trial period, you won’t be granted another opportunity for a free trial. The initial trial duration for new subscribers is three months.