August 17, 2022

What you need to know

  • Spotify is launching a new music personalization and recommendation feature.
  • Friends Mix lets users create playlists based on their friend’s music choices.
  • It is based on the app’s Blend playlist feature introduced last year, which lets users mix their music tastes into a single playlist.

Spotify is introducing a new personalized playlist for its users called “Friends Mix.” The new feature helps users discover new and familiar tracks based on what their friends are listening to. It may sound similar to Spotify’s existing Blend, but it’s slightly different.

With Blend, two users merge their favorite music tracks and combine them into a shared playlist. Technically, the new Friends Mix is still based on Blend, but instead, this playlist consists of just music that your friends are listening to, the company suggested in an accompanying blog post.