Spotify has a new feature called ‘Friends Mix’

Thanks to a new feature called Friends Mix, Spotify is making it easier to get musical recommendations from friends without asking. This is a new playlist created by the algorithm of Spotify, which will be populated with songs based on the listening habits of your friends who are also hooked on the streaming platform. The goal is to create an up-to-date list of tracks based on mutual interests in music.

The Friends Mix playlist will appear in the Made for You hub next to the Create a Mix button. The placement of these two features next to each other is not a coincidence, as you will first need to create a mix before the Friends Mix playlist will appear. Spotify says you must create at least three mixes before accessing the Friends Mix collection.

The new way of listening to music

If you haven’t used Blends before, it’s a feature that allows two users to create a shared playlist. The mixes are updated daily based on the listening pattern of the participants and are available to both free and paid users of the platform. Interestingly, Spotify’s press release notes that the Friends Mix feature is only available for iOS and desktop, but there’s no word on when it will appear for the Android app.

How to get your own Friends Mix on Spotify?

You must create at least three mixes before the Friends Mix playlist slides into your music center on Spotify. This is how you can do it:

Open the Spotify app (mobile or desktop)

  1. Enter “Blend” in the search field at the top.
  2. You will see a Blend result below the search box. Click or tap on it to land on the invitation page.
  3. Click or tap the pill-shaped Invite button.
  4. Share with friends via SMS, email, or social networks.

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Once your friends accept the invitation, Spotify will create a shared playlist based on each person’s listening taste. Repeat the process until you have created three blends. You’ll see the Friends Mix playlist appear in the Made For You hub as soon as that happens.