One of SpotifyThe latest recommendation tricks are Enhanced, a feature that scans a user’s playlist and automatically adds songs that fit the current theme and style. The music streaming service already has some nifty tricks that make it easy to discover new music. For example, the radio function plays hours of music based on a song (artist or playlist) that a user currently enjoys listening to.
The Discovery Weekly Playlist, on the other hand, is a weekly compilation of 30 news songs that users may love based on their listening history for the past seven days. Then there’s the Daily Mixes playlist, which combines music from all genres that users listen to and features a great mix of unexplored new music that will suit your tastes. Finally, there is Release Radar, which analyzes the listening pattern and then selects a list of 30 new songs that have come out in the last week. The aforementioned tool overlaps a bit for the purpose of the What’s New feature.
While discovering new music hasn’t been a big deal on Spotify, maintaining and growing multiple playlists simultaneously can be a painstaking task. This is where Enhanced comes to the rescue. Enhanced reads an existing playlist and with the push of a button automatically adds new tracks to the playlist that the user may like based on their listening habits and tastes. Spotify claims that Enhanced is the way to create a perfect playlist, and it actually works quite well. However, Enhanced is exclusive to Spotify Premium subscribers, which costs $ 9.99 per month for a single listener and $ 15.99 per month for a family with six users. For users without a Spotify Premium subscription, the Spotify Mixes feature could be of some help here.
The best part about Spotify Enhanced is that enabling it doesn’t require a multi-step journey. At the top of each playlist, users will see an Enhanced button. Just tap on the Enhanced button and Spotify will add one song for every two songs in the playlist. Each recommended song can be identified by a bright green glowing icon just below the song title. To make sure things don’t get too chaotic, Spotify will only add a maximum of 30 songs to each playlist. Another great thing about the new Spotify feature is that it does not replace any existing songs in the playlist and all recommended tracks can be removed at once just by tapping the Enhanced button at the top.
However, if users like a song’s recommendation, adding it to the playlist is just as easy. Just tap the rounded plus icon in front of the name of a recommended song and you will become a permanent member of that playlist. Enhanced turns out to be a non-invasive way to spruce up one’s music library, one playlist at a time, without the risk of messing it up. In case users appreciate a song but don’t want to add it to their playlist, they can like that track and it will appear in the ‘a collection for you’ section for the songs they like. For now, Enhanced is available in the Spotify app on Android and iOS, although users in certain regions may have to wait for it to roll out in their location.