Spotify has announced the launch of "Your Top Podcasts", a personalized playlist that helps you discover new content by mixing podcasts that you already follow along with Spotify's own recommendations. In the press release, Spotify stated:
Spotify transformed music discovery with playlists like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix. Now we’ve created Your Daily Podcasts—our first daily personalized podcast playlist that gives users an easy way to discover new shows while also keeping up with old favorites. If you’ve listened to at least four podcasts in the past 90 days, you’ll find the playlist in the “Your Top Podcasts” shelf on Home or in the “Made For You” hub on browse.
After analyzing podcast behavior like recent streams and follows, Spotify's algorithm will recommend a personalized playlist based on your listening history and podcast type. This might be the next sequential episode in a podcast that you are currently listening to or a timely episode from a daily updating podcast. For story-driven sequential shows that you haven't listened to, a trailer or pilot episode will be shown first so there are no spoilers.
As stated in the release, you need to have listened to at least four podcasts in the past 90 days to get a personalized playlist of recommendations. This new feature is now available for both free and premium users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.