What you need to know
- Spotify has announced the official launch of its 'Your Daily Podcast' Playlist.
- The service mixes podcasts you subscribe to with Spotify's own recommendations to help you discover new content.
- It's now available in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Spotify has announced the official launch of its brand new playlist 'Your Daily Podcast', a new playlist that helps you discover new podcast content on Spotify.
In its press release Spotify said:
The algorithm analyses your podcast behavior, along with your listening history and the types of podcasts you like. It will then recommend new episodes for you to listen to. This could be the next sequential episode in a podcast you are currently listening too or a "timely" episode from a daily updating podcast. If it decides you might be interested in a story-driven, sequential show, it will play you the trailer or the pilot to make sure you don't catch any spoilers.
The new feature will be available in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As you'll note from the release, you need to have listened to four podcasts in the past 90 days in order to get a personalized playlist of recommendations.
The Verge has reportedly been testing the feature for over a month, they note that recommendations are mostly based on listening history and that the playlist features a combination of podcasts you follows and ones you might like:
The Verge says that in general 'Your Daily Podcast' is a better recommendation system for podcasting on Spotify, however, it muses that an hour-long playlist might prove too much content for some. It is at the very least the beginning of a better podcast discovery process.
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