Smart playlists

On the Yandex Music home page, the Playlists compiled for you section shows your smart playlists. They are generated using machine learning and are based on your preferences. Smart playlists are unique for each user and are updated automatically.

To start getting personalized smart playlists, log in to Yandex and start listening to music.

  1. Types of smart playlists
  2. Smart playlist actions
  3. Names in smart playlists
  4. Setting up smart playlists
  5. Access to smart playlists
  6. Recover a smart playlist
  7. Something's wrong with smart playlists

Types of smart playlists

Title When it appears Type of tracks Scheduled updates

Playlist of the Day

Appears almost immediately after you start listening to music and adding tracks to your music library

Contains tracks based on your preferences

Every day

Playlist With Alice
Note. Available only in the Yandex Music mobile app for Android and iOS, and on Yandex.Station. You can only listen to the playlist if you are in Russia, Belarus, or Kazakhstan.
After you add several artists to your library or listen to more than 20 tracks Contains tracks based on your preferences and fun commentary and facts from Alice Every Monday

Premiere

Appears after 1–2 weeks of active music listening and adding tracks to your music library

New music that you might like

Every Friday

Déjà Vu

Appears after 3–4 weeks of active music listening and adding tracks to your music library

Contains tracks from the Yandex Music catalog that you haven't listened to yet

Every Thursday

Secret Stash

When there are a lot of tracks in your music library that you haven't listened to in a while

Music from your library that you haven't listened to in a while

Every Tuesday

Podcasts Weekly Almost immediately after you start listening to podcasts and adding them to your library New episodes of your favorite podcasts and podcasts that you might like Every Wednesday

Names in smart playlists

Your name is added to the description of each smart playlist so that you can differentiate between the list that was picked for you and one that your friend shared with you.

To display a different username or a name other than your username in your smart playlist:

  1. Hover the cursor over the field Name in comments and reviews (in the center of the screen).
  2. Click the icon that appears.
  3. Select the desired name from the list. If there are no matching names, select Other and enter the name manually.
  4. Save the changes.

Setting up smart playlists

Playlists change according to your preferences. To make the algorithms more accurate in selecting tracks for your smart playlists, follow our tips:

Listen to music and podcasts and add what you like to your music library

The contents of smart playlists depend on the tracks and podcasts you listened to or marked with the icon. The more music and podcasts you listen to, the more accurate your recommendations are.

Block tracks, artists, and podcasts that you don't like

If you don't want a track to appear in your smart playlists, click the icon in the track row or on the player panel when listening to it.

To prevent the system from recommending an artist to you, go to that artist's page and click . You can easily reverse this ban: find the necessary track or artist and click the block button again.

Rate the Playlist of the Day
To share your opinion about the "Playlist of the Day" with the Yandex Music team:
  1. Open Playlist of the Day.
  2. Click How do you like this playlist?.
  3. Tell us your opinion of the playlist or which recommendations you would change, and submit your feedback.
Specify your favorite genres and artists
  1. Click on your account portrait in the upper-right corner of the page and select Settings.
  2. On the Account tab, go to the Music preferences section and tap the Refine button.
  3. Select your favorite genres. If you no longer like a genre you previously added to your favorites, tap on the genre icon.
  4. Tap the Next button.
  5. Select your favorite artists. Popular artists and your favorites from the genres you selected are displayed on the page. To remove an artist from your recommendations, tap the icon.

Access to smart playlists

By default, smart playlists (except the Family playlist) are only available to you.

  1. Share a smart playlist
  2. Set up Family playlist privacy

Share a smart playlist

If you share a playlist with another user, they will be able to:

  • Listen to your smart playlist.
  • Add your smart playlist to their favorite playlists.
  • Add tracks from your smart playlist to their music library.
  • Share your smart playlist and the tracks in it.

A smart playlist is updated for everyone who has access to it.

To share a smart playlist:

  1. Turn on public access to your music library.
    How?
    1. Click My music in the upper-right corner.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Go to Other tab.
    4. Scroll down and turn on Public access to my music library.

    Public access means your playlists will be available in search results.

  2. Open the page with smart playlists.
  3. Hover the cursor over the playlist and click .
  4. Choose how to share your playlist.

Set up Family playlist privacy

If you don't want your Family playlist to be based on your music tastes, turn off public access to your music library. However, this means the Family playlist won't be put together for you anymore.

How to turn off public access to your music library
  1. Click My music in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Go to Other tab.
  4. Scroll down and turn off Public access to my music library.

Recover a smart playlist

Once a smart playlist has been updated, you will not be able to listen to it again. To add tracks from a smart playlist to your music library, mark them with the icon while you are listening.

If you don't have time to save a track you like before the smart playlist is updated:

  1. The track can be found in playback history.
  2. Tap on the track.

Something's wrong with smart playlists

Which smart playlist did the problem occur in?

What is the problem?

  • Listen to at least 20 more tracks.
  • Add several tracks to your music library.
  • Add several artists to your music library.
  • Wait for the next day.
Smart playlists contain tracks, albums, playlists, and artists you might like. If you found an error in the recommended tracks, let us know about it via the form below.

Note. Playlist With Alice is available only in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

If there's no playlist:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app.
  • Listen to at least 20 tracks.
  • Add several artists to your music library.
  • If you installed the app today, wait for tomorrow.

What is the problem?

Keep on listening to music and add tracks and artists to your library by liking them.

Smart playlists contain tracks, albums, playlists, and artists you might like. If you found an error in the recommended tracks, let us know about it via the form below.

What is the problem?

Keep on listening to music and add tracks and artists to your library by liking them.

Smart playlists contain tracks, albums, playlists, and artists you might like. If you found an error in the recommended tracks, let us know about it via the form below.

What is the problem?

Keep on listening to music and add tracks and artists to your library by liking them.

Smart playlists contain tracks, albums, playlists, and artists you might like. If you found an error in the recommended tracks, let us know about it via the form below.

The playlist wasn't generated
  • Listen to a few more podcasts.
  • Add several podcasts to your music library.
  • Wait for next Wednesday.
Error in the playlist
Smart playlists contain tracks and podcasts you might like. If you find an error in the recommended tracks and podcasts, let us know via the form below.