Smarter Playlists alpha v2 coming soon

I’m getting close to releasing the next version of Smarter Playlists.  This will be a big update with all sorts of new features.  Big tent features are:

Ability to schedule when your programs run. – You’ll be able to schedule your programs to run at a pre-determined time and period.

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Improved system for sharing, publishing and importing Smarter Playlist Programs:

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Improved program management UI:

2015-08-17 at 6.50 AM Some new components including:

  • separate artists – minimizes the number of adjacent songs by the same artist
  • mix in – flexibly mix two input streams
  • personalized sources – my saved tracks produces a list of the current user’s saved tracks

Under the hood, there are huge changes – programs are no longer saved in the browser, but instead are saved on the server. The authentication model has been upgraded to use the 3-factor version. This will allow me to run programs on the server side and have them update your playlists on your behalf. An essential capability for scheduling.

All these changes mean that your Smarter Playlists V1 programs will no longer work with Smarter Playlists V2.  You’ll have to re-create them in V2.

I’ve received lots of feedback from folks using Smarter Playlists V1 – and will work to incorporate all the suggested features, improvements and bug fixes too. Thanks, all, and keep the feedback coming.

Look for the alpha v2 release within the next week or so.

  1. #1 by Ryan MacMichael (@supalaze) on August 17, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Looking forward to it!

    Will v2 have a way to, say, exclude “explicit” songs so I can finally create a kid-friendly version of a playlist?

    • #2 by Paul on August 17, 2015 - 2:05 pm

      good idea, I’ll add such a filter.

  2. #4 by Nicolas on August 20, 2015 - 6:47 am

    I would love a “Record Label” source. To me they are often more relevant than genres and are a fantastic way for artist discovery.

  3. #5 by Sushant on September 15, 2015 - 11:13 am


  4. #6 by M. OConnor on October 11, 2015 - 3:31 am

    Eight weeks later….

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