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Spotify adds TikTok-style discovery feed to app

Spotify recently added a new feature to its music streaming platform that provides users with a TikTok-style discovery feed. According to Spotify, the update aims to offer listeners a more personalized and immersive experience by suggesting new music, artists and podcasts through an algorithm-driven feed of short-form videos.

These videos are designed to give a taste of different tracks and discover new content that aligns with musical preferences and listening history.

As an avid Spotify user, I was initially skeptical of this new feature. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how intuitive and engaging it is. The short-form content is easy to consume, and the algorithm does a good job of suggesting content that interests me. 

One of the standout aspects of the discovery feature is its immersive experience that quickens a user’s ability to discover songs. Traditionally, searching for new music was a tedious process that required searching for songs one at a time. Now, the discovery feed makes it fun and easy for me to find new music.

Beyond enhancing the user experience, the discovery feature also has potential benefits for artists and creators. With the ability to share and like videos, users can help promote new artists which could lead to increased exposure within the indie genre.

The feature is a clear indication that the company is utilizing its algorithm to offer a more customized experience, attempting to reflect the success of the TikTok algorithm. The new discovery feature serves as an excellent tool to explore new artists and expand each user’s music taste.

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Zoe Karibian, Media Team
Zoe Karibian ('26) is a member of the Media Team for The Standard in Advanced Journalism.

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