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Spotify's Release Radar serves up new music in a personalized playlist

The feature surfaces new releases so you don't have to hunt for them yourself.

Will Release Radar be as successful as the popular Discover Weekly playlist?

Spotify's hit a certain groove with its algorithm-driven playlists like Discover Weekly. The music streaming service regularly unearths songs and artists listeners might have missed.

Now, Spotify is applying that same idea to new releases with a feature called Release Radar, the company said in a blog post Friday.

Release Radar, available today, is a personalized playlist that updates every Friday with 1-2 hours of tracks from new releases, culled from the past few weeks. Spotify says the more you listen, the better the playlist gets.

"With the huge amount of new music released every week, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest tracks," Spotify's Senior Product Owner Matt Ogle said in the post. So, Spotify wants to do the work for you.