Spotify announces Friends Mix as an extension of Blended playlists

Spotify has just announced a new personalized playlist available on its service, Friends Mix. This new personalized playlist will help users discover new and familiar tracks based on what their friends are listening to, allowing close friends to enjoy tracks together.

Friends Mix

You can now listen to a playlist inspired by the music your friends are listening to on Spotify with Friends Mix

Friends Mix is an extension of the Blend feature which was launched in August 2021 as a way to help users sync their music tastes with friends and put their music compatibility to the test. As described by Spotify in a blog post:

Friends Mix is based on the Blends you’ve created with your loved ones, so if you’ve already Blended with a friend, you’re on your way to receiving a Friends Mix. Once you’ve created three two-person Blends, you’ll see a new playlist—Friends Mix—in your Made For Us shelf within the Made For You Hub. Both Free and Premium users globally can access Friends Mix on iOS and Desktop.

Note that you need to start a Blend with a friend before your personalized playlist becomes available on your Made for Us shelf. Spotify has outlined the steps you need to start a Blend:

  1. Type “Blend” within the search tab on Spotify. Then, tap “Invite” to select a friend you want to Blend with.
  2. Once your friend has accepted the invite, Spotify will generate your shared Blend playlist, which will include recommended songs that reflect your and your friend’s music preferences and tastes. You’ll even be able to see which songs were added for you and your friend.
  3. After your friend has joined the listening party, you’ll each receive a custom share card that you can use to spread the word on social media. Then, your Blend will continue to update daily.
  4. Once you’ve created three two-person Blends (between you and one other friend), you’ll be able to check out a Friends Mix, Spotify’s new playlist made just for you, in the Made For Us hub. There, you’ll find music combining your friends’ tastes.

Friends Mix is updated daily and as users create more Blend playlists with friends, they will find a ton of new music to share and enjoy together.

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