Spotify's latest feature makes discovering new music easier

The streaming service's Discover feed showcases new releases from favorite artists and personalized recommendations.

Spotify's new Discover page. Spotify

Making good on its promise to make new music easier to discover, Spotify announced Tuesday that it has rolled out its Discover page to the public.

With this new feature, Spotify users can get personalized recommendations, see related music, find touring dates for favorite artists, and more.

"We've made your listening experience more personal, more social, and more current," Spotify Chief Product Officer Gustav Soderstrom said in a statement.

The Discover page originally was announced in December and has been in beta until now. In addition to giving users personalized recommendations based on listening history, the streaming service is also showcasing new releases from artists that users follow, along with viewable playlists from friends and music trendsetters .

Spotify also introduced a feature called Audio Preview that allows users to sample songs by hovering over any play button on the Discover page. If the song is a winner, it can be saved for later or played immediately in its entirety.

Spotify has more than 24 million active users, offers more than 20 million tracks on demand, and is available in 28 different countries. According to the streaming service, its Discover page is now available on its Web player. It gradually will roll out to its desktop and mobile apps.

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Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.

 

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