Music streaming platform Spotify is coming up with a new playlist called ‘Your Daily Drive’ for its users. Besides music recommendations, the playlist will also come with news podcasts for the users. Although the name of the new feature is ‘Your Daily Drive’, it can be accessed and used by any user of the app whether they are driving or not.
But it should be noted that this new Your Daily Drive feature is currently rolling out only for users of Spotify in the United states. Spotify hasn’t said anything about its global availability and launch or whether it will be coming to other regions or not.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Public Radio International and NPR radios will be providing the news audio clippings to the Your Daily Drive feature so there is no doubt about the authenticity of the news. It should be noted that the news and the music in the playlist will be updated throughout the day so you will get fresh content regardless of when you chose to listen
The feature is different from Spotify’s other popular playlists which shows and plays the songs which it played earlier without updating the playlists. If we compare the Your Daily Drive playlist with Discover Weekly, we will get to see that the latter updates its playlist once a week while the former updates the playlist throughout the day. In addition to this, Spotify’s Your Daily Mix updates its playlist only once a day so the new playlist will deliver much fresh content whenever it is selected.
Earlier we saw that Spotify was testing five different podcast-only playlists which were collected and selected by people (human curated). The Podcast only playlist will play only podcasts instead of any music. Although Spotify’s new podcast only playlist is still in its testing phase and it will be a while till it becomes live, but the Your Daily Drive is available for all the US users of Spotify.
Other than that, Spotify last month announced its first hardware project called the Car Thing. With this, the Spotify can gather data about how and what the people listen to when driving. Although not yet, but Spotify might be on its way to being a radio itself. There might be a time in the future when Spotify might also include traffic and weather information when driving.