Discover new favourites on YouTube Music with their Explore tab

As Google move closer to making YouTube Music their one place for music streaming they’ve added a whole new discovery section.

YouTube Music will at some point replace Google’s longstanding streaming service – Google Play Music. Whilst there’s still no date for when GPM will be shuttered, they’ve been expanding YouTube Music’s features to bring it up to date with Google Play Music and hopefully even improve upon it.

Their latest addition introduces an entire new section of the music streaming service that has been built from the video giant. The new ‘Explore’ tab on their mobile app is split into two sections of recommendations based on music they think you specifically will like and then just music they think people should hear in general.

The first section of the Explore section will highlight a range of tracks, albums and artists that YouTube Music recommends based on your listening history. Then beyond that are recommendations based on YouTube’s custom playlists which you can sort by mood and genre to find to discover new music that suits how you feel.

The new tab replaces their old Hotlist section which was a lot less personal and mostly presented music videos that were trending. The new tab is a much better move from the service vying to compete with established names like Spotify and Apple Music to make their offering more personal and expansive.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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