Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual albums stocked with the „full-length performance“ of select operas (via Engadget).
Specifically, one of the three visual albums is a staging of composer Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which was held at the 2008 Salzburg Music and Drama Festival. The visual album includes 32 tracks, which can be played all at once and runs for 2 hours and 33 [...]
Over the past few days, some Apple Music subscribers have noticed the appearance of a new playlist in the „For You“ tab of the music streaming app, called „My Chill Mix.“ Redditor Elliotblyth posted about the playlist recently, noting that their iPad remains on iOS 10 and that they have not yet installed the iOS 11 public beta that released yesterday. Still, a few commenters on the Reddit post have noted the appearance of My Chill Mix while on the iOS 11 beta.
In screenshots, the playlist doesn’t have a description like My Favorites Mix and My New Music Mix, but a few users who have been listening to the playlist have given a decent description [...]
Music video hosting service Vevo today introduced a revamped Apple TV app that has been fully redesigned with a simpler interface that’s easier to navigate and a new focus on personalization and curation, both of which Vevo hopes will draw in more users.
Vevo’s new design brings videos and playlists front and center, with the aim of providing an immersive video watching experience as soon as the app is opened.
A new „peek-inside-playlist“ feature lets users browse through content while listening to playlists, artist stations, or videos, and as the app is used, it will learn more about each user, offering up personalized content that can [...]
Streaming media application Plex today announced its acquisition of Watchup, a free app that offers viewers a collection of local, national, and world news videos from 160 trusted news sources that they can further personalize by liking and disliking each news story (via TechCrunch).
Watchup originally began as an iPad app back in 2012, and since launched apps on iOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Android, and Wii U. Similar to Apple News but with a focus on video, users can pick which category of news they’re most interested in, as well as specify the organizations they want to see news from, and the app presents a curated list after the settings are specified.