Spotify is testing a new feature This brings popular user-made playlists to the app’s homepage. If you participate in the test, the recommended playlists will appear in their own Featured Curator carousel. Spotify says it’s piloting the feature in “select markets,” but doesn’t specify where exactly it’s rolling out or on which devices.
As Spotify notes, the Recommended Curators section does not include playlists from just any User; The platform selected curators based on their followers and playlist popularity, and whether they tell “unique stories through playlists” or create “authentic connections” with listeners.
Something I’ve found as a Spotify user is that sometimes my listeners are a lot of better at figuring out which songs fit well into certain playlists. The algorithms powering Spotify’s Made for You playlists can only go so far when it comes to guessing my diverse musical tastes, and the internal playlists are limiting when trying to discover new artists. It’s nice that Spotify makes an effort to highlight users’ creations instead of hiding them in search results.
Spotify recently introduced a new feature called Blends, which allows you and 10 other friends to create a collaborative playlist personalized for the whole group. After each member joins, Spotify automatically generates a playlist based on everyone’s preferences.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/4/23010375/spotify-featured-curator-pilot-user-made-playlists Spotify’s Featured Curator pilot highlights user-created playlists