When it comes to personalized playlists, it's safe to say Spotify easily outshines Apple Music. But in this time of crisis, every little thing counts. Maybe that's why the Cupertino tech giant launched its own personalization features, adding a new playlist to cheer anyone forced to stay at home.
Apple Music started to roll out a new personalized playlist, titled "The Get Up! Mix," featuring feel-good tunes you can easily sing along with. You can find this new playlist on the "For You" tab along with other fun mixes.
The new playlist was created using human curation combined with machine learning. Some songs were picked out by Apple Music's editors, while others were chosen based on the type of music you usually listen to or what the algorithm detected based on your search behavior. You'll never miss out listening to all-time favorites, as well as new tunes from today's generation of artists.
If you're used to your usual Spotify selections, why not give Apple Music a try for a load of energetic music? The company hopes to bring joy to those struggling to cope with today's current health crisis by creating "The Get Up! Mix," so you can distract yourself from all the negativity while stuck indoors.
As with Apple Music's personalized playlist, the new, energetic mix will update automatically. Each Monday, you get a fresh batch of songs to help you get through the day.
Perhaps what's a downer with Apple Music is that it lacks playlists that match an activity or mood, something that Spotify, Amazon Music, and Pandora already have. But then again, there's nothing keeping Apple from integrating this feature but time, so it's best to wait for now.
Of course, what's lacking should always be compensated. Apple's answer to that, at least for now, is its Home Office DJ, a new programmed playlist designed for people now working at home who used to have music in their respective workplaces. Of course, popular artists make up the playlist the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, The Weeknd, and a whole lot more.
Apple also launched Live Lyrics on the Mac on Monday. It comes with a promise that the feature will soon find a home in Apple Music, bringing in more convenience for music lovers.
While music isn't the answer to the ongoing health crisis, it does make things a lot better. And what better time to need that than now.