Now Spotify is seeking to customize playlists founded on the browsing history and interest of the listener. The streaming service has declared that it considering to algorithmically customizing human-curated playlists, in order that “music has an enhanced prospect of reaching to the ears of the correct listeners.” The firm has been validating this customized editorial playlist for some time now, and it asserts that the digit of listeners who then look for the audio file for repeat listens on their own is up by 80%, and the average number of times a track is saved by a listener is up 66%.
Spotify, previously, had a number of playlists curated by the editors and the identical playlist was listened by all users of the application. Spotify, taking a step ahead, will customize some playlists for every listener founded on their specific taste. This implies that for those particular playlists, no 2 experiences of listening will be the same.
The firm states that it has been validating the new customized editorial playlists system for some time now and has discovered that listeners have begun listening to music for a longer duration through Spotify. Moreover, these tailored editorial playlists boost the number of artists represented on playlists by 30% as well as the digit of songs listeners are discovering has elevated by 35%.
Likewise, YouTube Music app for Android devices—in an attempt to take on music streaming apps like Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify—now has obtained an upgrade that will enable users to play music files that are locally stored on Android devices. Previously, this feature has been provided to android users by Google Play Music. YouTube Music backs only selected audio formats such as Ogg, MP3, WAV, and FLAC. Another feature is that one can carry on audio on YouTube Music from where it was stopped while playing on the Google Music app.