Spotify has a brand new customized playlist, and this time it’s not for music. The digital platform on Tuesday unveiled “Your Daily Podcasts,” an algorithm-informed playlist that appears at your current pod-listening conduct, in addition to follows, to create a every day mixture of spoken phrase nuggets.
Once Spotify’s computer systems analyze your listening historical past and podcast preferences, the streaming service provides the following greatest episode so that you can strive. Results will finally be a mixture of next-episodes of podcasts you’re already sucked into, together with comparable sequence’ to strive — although when you’ve by no means listened earlier than, Spotify will first serve up a trailer or pilot to whet your urge for food.
“Your Daily Podcasts” will solely pop up in your “Made For You” hub (together with different customized playlists equivalent to “Daily Mix” and “Discover Weekly”) when you’ve listened to at the very least 4 podcasts prior to now three months. The playlist additionally seem within the “Your Podcasts” shelf on Home. Free and Premium customers within the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can try the playlist now.
The new automated characteristic arrives shortly after Spotify started permitting customers so as to add podcasts to their very own playlists.
The information is the newest step in Spotify’s “Audio First” enterprise technique outlined in February by founder and CEO Daniel Ek. Since then, the tech firm has constantly rolled out new plans to combine podcasts into the platform and lead industry-wide improvement of the medium, starting from acquisitions of Gimlet and Anchor in February to reformatting its app design and testing a brand new “create podcast” button.