Along with the new Siri-based Apple Music Voice plan that Apple announced earlier this week, the company has highlighted a whole new way of calling curated playlists suitable for almost any activity or mood you can think of. .
Whether you want to play something relaxing, throw a toddler party, or focus on work, the list promises to offer something for everyone, and now it looks like they’re already live on Apple. Music.
While the new set of mood and activity playlists seemed expressly designed to provide a launch point for users of the next $ 4.99 voice plan, they are of course not exclusive to that plan, so that every Apple Music user can enjoy.
It also turns out that Apple Music users won’t need to use Siri to access them, as the new playlists appear in the Music app just like all other playlists curated by Apple … and it turns out that there are many.
Over 250 Moods and Activities
There isn’t a single collection in the Music app that lists all the new playlists, but they’ve started showing up mixed in with the rest in places like For you and Browse, so the diligent people of MacStories decided to dig deeper and find each of them.
They have managed to offer more than 250, divided into 20 categories:
- Happy includes upbeat playlists for things like Feeling Good, Good News! and sing in the shower.
- Feel bad offers playlists for sadness, loneliness or just to be generally under the weather.
- Angry is perhaps the most basic category of all, allowing you to let off steam with a Feeling Angry or Feeling Mad playlist.
- Coldness includes everything from playlists for spa days to those that will help you fall asleep or relieve stress. There are also mindfulness and meditation playlists present, along with one that is just Elevator Music.
- Confidence and optimism include playlists for hoping and getting ready to go out, and even a New Hair, New Me playlist.
- Self-care lets you take a few moments to think, hit the reset button and start fresh.
- Inspiration and focus offers Inspiration, Deep Focus, Peaceful Focus and Creative Focus.
- Work and study has playlists to provide musical accompaniment for just about any job task you can imagine. Need a reading list for email checking? Yes, it’s here, plus more for more practical categories like Brainstorming, Coding, and Hitting the Books.
- Go and go combines playlists to get you started in the morning, from Wake Me Up! morning coffee and the right start to the day, plus Ready to Party playlists for cocktails, pool parties, and beach parties.
- Romantic has the obvious choices like Love and First Dance, as well as a few eclectic choices like Long-Distance Relationship and Square Dancing.
- Family and parties offers you everything from a great Family Time mix to playlists for milestone birthdays, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, baby showers and Thanksgiving dinner. There are even some here to walk to school and drop the kids off.
- Coaching the playlists are roughly what you’d expect and improve on what’s already available to Apple Fitness + users.
- Sports and games offers a mix for everything from Skateboarding and Table tennis basketball and golf.
- Activities is the potpourri for everything wrong elsewhere, whether it’s sitting on the porch, getting a Mani / Pedi, or playing drinking games.
- Do chores proves that maybe Mary Poppins was right, and a spoonful of sugar really helps the drug go down. Here you’ll find mixes for yard work, errands, cleaning my room, and more.
- Driving and transport is for those times when you never really know what to call in your car. With these, you can cruise around town, take a country walk, or just listen to appropriate tunes on your morning commute.
- Places offers an interesting collection of city-themed playlists, such as A Day in New York City, A Day in Paris, and A Day in Tokyo, with other locations that include Nashville, Berlin, Chicago, London, Seoul and Rome. There are also more generic ones for when you hang out at Lake House or take a trip to the mountains.
- Meal allows you to get the right mix every time you sit down to eat, with the usual entrees for dinner, breakfast and lunch, plus entrees for eating out, making coffee, or having a drink breakfast in bed.
- Seasons and weather gives you mixes for each of the four seasons, plus for a rainy day or snowy day, sunny day or cloudy day.
- Zodiac covers all twelve zodiac signs, and we’re going to be pretty shocked if The 5th Dimension’s biggest hit doesn’t appear in at least one of them.
These are just the tip of the iceberg, and you can find the full list at MacStories, where the team has also created a useful Siri Shortcut that will let you call up any playlist directly from your iPhone or iPad (or a Mac running macOS 12 Monterey), organized by category.
The new playlists are distinguished by their use of animated sleeves that feature simple, abstract line drawings meant to reflect the overall theme or mood of the playlist. Each playlist also only includes its “Hey Siri” trigger phrase in the description.
Apple has yet to share details on when users will be able to sign up for the new Apple Music Voice plan at $ 4.99, saying only that it will arrive later this fall, but at least it looks like the news. playlists are ready to use.