‘Playlist a Day’ a new application for iOS and Android sends you a new themed playlist for Spotify every day.
Powered by Playlists.net, a Spotify community and playlist sharing site by Warner Music Group, the app hand-picks a new playlist each day from it’s library of 175,000 human curated, themed playlists they have amassed over the last five years.
Upon downloading the app you will be presented with a new playlist via push notification daily. Click on it and you’ll be taken to the playlist in the Playlist a Day app with a unique art work and description. You will however need to be a subscribed with a Spotify Premium account to use the app.
Playlists.net founder Kieron Donghue said to Tech Crunch: “The idea came about as an extension of the reason why I set up Playlists.net some 5 years ago or so. Namely that I think there is so much choice out there when it comes to what to listen to that it becomes a challenge to find something new and interesting. Algorithms solve this problem partly but I still say you can’t beat human curation.”
That’s a point some may disagree with, partly with respect to Spotify’s lauded Discover Weekly feature which generates a 30 song playlist each week based on your listening history and habits. It really comes down to personal preference over whether you prefer playlists created by a person, who can pinpoint niches, or by algorithms that translate music data into playlists. Both are available in various incarnations across music streaming services.