Spotify has launched a radio-like feature set for premium subscribers called Your Daily Drive.
The new playlist called Your Daily Drive, which combines music and news. Your Daily Drive is a personalized playlist of your favourite songs and tracks Spotify thinks you’ll like interspersed with short-form podcast news updates from The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.
“Escape from toggling between multiple stations to avoid music that isn’t quite your speed,” Spotify wrote in a blog post announcing the new feature, which launched today for all U.S. users — Expect new content every time you listen. Spotify said the playlist will update throughout the day with fresh music and news.
“Americans log 70 billion hours behind the wheel each year, with a big chunk of that time spent commuting to and from work or school,” Spotify wrote. “To help make that time fly by, stay up to date on the world around you, and maybe even rock out to a few timeless classics, we are excited to introduce Your Daily Drive.”
Now, Instead of having your saved content housed on separate screens, which you had to do previously, Spotify’s new streamlined library keeps everything on a single screen with Music and Podcasts split over two tabs – each with their own subsections.
From there, users can either swipe back and forth through the tabs and subsections, or tap on them to access them directly—The Music tab holds Playlists, Artists and Albums, while the Podcasts tabs are split into Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.
However, you’ll also notice that Spotify has included a new playlist at the very top of the Playlists section called ‘Liked Songs’. As the name would suggest, the playlist includes all the songs you’ve ever liked. The good part is that the entire albums that you’ve liked will also show up in this list, so it’s probably best to listen to the Liked Songs playlist in Shuffle play mode.
Additionally, the Episodes subsection under the Podcast tab has been designed to display shows you’ve already started listening to first, making it easier to resume where you left off, followed by quick access to the newest episodes of each podcast just below that.
The new simplified Your Library section on Spotify is rolling out now for both Android and iOS devices.