Apple Music Adds Shazam Discovery Playlist

Nowadays every media is being consumed on an online platform. For video consumption, we have Youtube, Netflix, Hulu and much more. In terms of music streaming, Spotify rules the market. The best competition to the service is Apple Music, across other platforms. Apple has been pushing its services side of things from earlier this year and aims to come on top.

In recent news, 9to5Mac reports the addition of a new feature on the Apple Music. Much like Spotify, which is hailed for its auto-generated and user-based playlist compilation, Apple aims for just that. With the new Shazam Discovery playlist, Apple rivals the former’s discover playlist.

How it Works

Basically, as the name suggests, the playlist functions exactly like it is described. According to the report, 9to5Mac reports that the playlist would be fed with various Shazam picks from around the world. As these are picked, the Apple Music App would compile them into a playlist, picking the top 50 choices, based on the number of play requests, of course. Perhaps, it does work a bit differently than the way I have butchered the idea. Apple representatives have not yet revealed any specifics regarding the technology but it does say that the service gets its data from Shazam’s own proprietary algorithm.

According to Apple, the playlist would pick songs using the Algorithm and then weekly update itself. Users may check out the feature here, at this link.


Sarmad Burki

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