Spotify's latest playlist combines music and news for your commute

New Spotify playlist wants to replace your car radio

Find it in the new Driving Hub here.

"Escape from toggling between multiple stations to avoid music that isn't quite your speed", Spotify wrote in a Wednesday blog post announcing the new feature, which launched today for all US users. And to take things a step further, it's now combining podcasts and music. "Everything about the reimagined Library is created to get you to the content you want faster", says Spotify.

The idea here is that the playlist will work similarly to traditional radios that let you stay up-to-date with the news while listening to music. Earlier this year, the Spotify acquired two podcasting companies - Anchor (a podcast publishing platform, akin to what YouTube is for video) and podcast content company Gimlet Media - to transform a music streaming service to "being the world's leading audio platform", according to Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek.

The Podcasts division features Episodes, Downloads, and Shows tabs.

Of course, entire albums that you've liked will also show up in this list, so it's probably best to listen to the Liked Songs playlist in Shuffle play mode.

You'll also notice that Spotify has included a new playlist at the very top of the Playlists section called "Liked Songs".

The Artists section will show the artists you follow and Albums will contain any album you tap the heart icon on.

The new simplified Your Library section on Spotify is rolling out now for both Android and iOS devices. If you are offline, it will prioritize your downloaded tracks or podcasts.

The podcast listening and discovery experience on Spotify right now can be better. It makes them much easier to find.



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