Spotify Mixes use machine learning to help you find new music that you’ll love.
What you need to know
- Spotify Mixes create personalized playlists for you based on machine learning.
- There are mixes based on genre, artists, and decades.
- The feature is rolling out now to Spotify on all platforms.
A new feature from Spotify helps you find new music based on what you already love and listen to. They’re called Spotify Mixes, and they allow you to find new music based on genre, artists, and decade. They take inspiration from Spotify’s Daily Mix, but take it a few steps further.
Spotify Mixes are made with machine learning to help discover music for each person individually. Spotify’s chief R&D officer, Gustav Söderström, said of them:
There isn’t just one Spotify experience. There are actually more like 345 million different Spotify experiences—one for each listener. Every day, half a trillion events—whether they are searches, listens, likes, or countless other actions—take place on Spotify, powering and guiding our machine learning system. This gives us the ability to drive discovery in a way that audio has never seen before.
The feature is rolling out now to both free and premium Spotify users. Once they roll out, the new mixes will be found within the “Made For You” section in the search option.
Spotify recently announced that it is moving away from the clunky old Spotify app on Windows 10. The new experience on Windows 10 will line up with the soon-to-be updated web version of Spotify, which could become one of the best Windows apps.
The new genre, artist, and decade mixes already show up on my Spotify app on Windows 10, though they don’t appear within the web version for me. The feature is rolling out gradually, so that’s to be expected.
The new Spotify experience brings a streamlined view, offline playback support, and more. It also brings the desktop app in line with the web version of Spotify.