Apple Music has officially relaunched the “Best of the Week” playlist as the “New Music Daily” playlist. Along with the name change comes a different refresh rate. Instead of being refreshed once a week with new, breaking music, this updated playlist will be refreshed every single day. Apple says it’s a new way to listen to “must-hear songs”.
At the time of publication, there are currently 62 songs within the playlist, which equals to three hours and 38 minutes of music to listen to. There is a wide variety of artists to choose from, but there is also a lot of Taylor Swift in the playlist, too. That is not much of a surprise, considering Swift just launched her newest album, Love, today.
The playlist will feature music from across the globe and different genres, so it sounds like there will be quite a bit to choose from, especially for folks who enjoy hearing potentially chart-topping hits.
It’s worth noting here that the playlist probably won’t be completely changed every single day, but will instead rotate songs on a regular basis. So while a chunk of the playlist might change one day, it might be a smaller update on others. But it will still be updated every single day.
As a former Spotify subscriber, it’s great to see that Apple Music is leaning into playlists like this. However, a more personal playlist is always welcomed and this is an area that Apple Music still struggles in. A daily playlist like this new one, but built around a user’s individual taste, would be pretty great.
What do you think? Should Apple start working on more personal playlists, rather than these general ones?