Apple quietly updated its Music platform with new playlist features over the weekend in anticipation of the release of the iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 this week.
The My New Music Mix is similar to the platform’s competitor, Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist, which collects the user’s usage information and builds a playlist based on an algorithm.
The discovery playlist is updated every Friday with 25 new personalized tracks from artists that the users are familiar with or have not listened to yet.
It has not been established, however, whether Apple’s algorithm is more “intuitive” in the way it is built, providing better and more accurate song-choices than the company’s competitor.
Apple also added a My Favorites Mix which collects the users top played tracks for the week and constructs a 25-track playlist containing them.