News by Andrew Kameka on Monday August 05, 2013.
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Spotify has millions of songs that subscribers can hear at any time, and radio that they can personalize with feedback, but it hasn't had any curated functions until a new update now available for Android and iOS users. Spotify has a new Browse page that supplies playlists put together by the company's "experts" that are geared for specific times of days or how someone might feel. An early morning pick me up may be right for an upbeat playlist, but a bottle of scotch and downtime may require something more laid-back. Browse has many playlists from different genres of music built around moods and environments.
If the concept sounds familiar, it's because music-streaming service Songza also delivers expert-based playlists and adjusts them for different settings using its Concierge feature. Spotify Browse adds another element for its current streaming options because it gives users a chance to discover new artists and songs that they may have missed. Songs in the playlist can be added to personal libraries so users can continue their on-demand preferences but have the option of turning over DJ duties to the paid professionals on occasion.
Spotify will update Android and iOS apps starting today. The apps may not be visible to all devices yet.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.