Spotify officially launched its “Discover” feature for iPhone to the public on Tuesday. The feature allows users of the app to view a news feed which offers listening recommendations based on existing listener habits and what’s currently popular on Spotify.
Generally speaking, Discover recommends songs and full playlists based on what users have listened to in the past. The installment has been described as a direct competitor to Apple’s up and coming iTunes Radio, which is set to offer more or less the same features.
Discover is built upon Spotify’s “music graphs” which are designed to individually analyze a user’s listening habits. The graph is a bit more diverse than iTunes Radio in that it is more intricately tailored to the user. Discover will also send users New Releases by artists based on their tastes as well as music that is popular in their area.