What you need to know
- Popular Apple Music app Soor has been updated to version 2.0.
- It brings new magic mixes that create dynamic and customized playlists.
- Release alerts, shortcut support, and more, too.
Apple's Music app is fine, but it could be better. Soor is an app that strives to be that "better" and with version 2.0, it's achieved it. I've been using the app for a few days and I'm loving it so far. Mainly thanks to some of the big update's new features.
Top of the list is what Soor calls magic mixes. They're customized and dynamic playlists that are created based on different criteria like filters, sort options, and sources like Apple's own curated lists. The result is an always changing collection of music that is updated when you need it to be, keeping music from feeling stale.
Soor 2 also adds support for release alerts, making sure users know when their favorite artists have new music ready to be listened to. You can manually add a specific release or have favorite artists automatically generate an alert for you.
Alongside the usual array of fixes and whatnot, Soor 2 also now supports shortcuts, allowing users to start playback of their new magic mixes without having to do it manually every time. That could be a big time saver if you're someone who dips into their mixes a ton.
The newly updated Soor is available for download directly from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It costs $4.99.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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