We told you recently about Pandora, the music discovery service that offers you a playlist based on track selections. Well, it seems like Napster has followed that lead by introducing a similar service to its digital music offering.
Based on your listening history, Napster compiles 50 recommended tracks and albums for each user, along with a daily 15 song playlist from the two million tracks it has online. Being a user of both Napster and Pandora, I can see benefits with both services. Pandora seems restricted by the amount of music it can call upon, but its scientific approach has offered up some interesting choices of music previously unknown to me. And of course, it’s free. Napster’s service has the music to call upon, but seems content to recycle many of the same tracks you’ve played previously all too often.
However, both do offer you a good amount of convenience if you haven’t the time or the patience to hunt around for something to listen to. Napster has also made improvements to Napster Radio and the Playlists To Go and CD Compilation playlists which are now displayed by genre or theme, along with a new ‘mood match’ function that digs out music to suit the way you feel.