Apple has rolled out a fresh feature for its premium music service, ensuring that you’re always on the cusp of finding your next favorite track. Named “Discovery Station,” this personalized radio station dives deep into Apple Music’s extensive library, curating a list of tunes tailored specifically for you. While Apple Music has historically been conservative in its approach to algorithmic recommendations compared to competitors like Spotify, this seems to be a step in that direction.
According to an Apple representative, Discovery Station focuses on a mix of both known and potentially new artists but always ensures that tracks played are ones you haven’t heard on the platform before. True to its mission of fostering music exploration, the station guarantees that a song will never be played more than once and continues playing until halted by the user. Since its recommendations pivot based on your listening patterns, the station ensures that its curated list aligns with your ever-evolving music tastes.
This new addition is accessible globally. Current subscribers can dive right in from the Listen Now tab, under the “Stations for You” category. For those not yet on the Apple Music bandwagon, subscriptions start at $5 monthly for an audio-only experience or $11 for an inclusive package that offers video content, lossless audio, and the immersive Dolby Atmos experience.