10 December 2020
There is numerous music streaming services out there with an almost similar set of songs and artists. It is the reason personalized playlists are an integral feature for them to differentiate themselves from one another. Spotify is known to be one of the best at creating and suggesting playlists and now, YouTube Music has announced new playlists with the goal of bridging the gap.
YouTube Music will now show up to seven personalized playlists that are being called My Mix. These playlists will be called My Mix 1, My Mix 2, My Mix 3, and so on. The official announcement describes these different playlists as, "each My Mix features a diverse list of artists, with each playlist capturing a different corner of your music world." The previously available Your Mix playlist has been renamed to My Supermix with no changes to the way songs are chosen.
These playlists will be accessible directly from the home screen of the app and will get updated regularly. We do not know the update interval but YouTube says "you'll have a great surprise every time you open them!" If you have not noticed already, the feature is inspired by Spotify's Daily Mixes playlists that get updated on a daily basis.
Other than the personalized playlists, YouTube Music has also received a new activity bar at the top. It will show you four featured activities like Workout, Focus, Relax, and Commute. These are essentially playlists related to a particular activity so that you do not feel bored while doing them.