At a time when nearly every industry and organization was harnessing the power of AI, Spotify decided to step up their game as well.
The leading music-streaming platform loves offering personalized music to its listeners. Discover Weekly and Spotify Wrapped campaigns are just two examples of how important it is for Spotify to ensure that its audience gets to listen to the music🎵 they love😍.
Following the same train of thought, they came up with the innovative concept of AI DJ. The DJ is designed to know your music taste and favorite artists inside out. Based on your data, it offers a curated lineup of music accompanied by AI-made DJ commentary that the platform thinks you’d like based on your preference for songs and artists.
This feature revolutionizes the way we listen to music. As of now, Spotify has released the Beta version of the feature only in 50 countries. In this post, I cover everything you need to know about Spotify’s latest addition and how it will change the way you interact with music.
What is Spotify AI DJ?
Spotify DJ is an AI-powered DJ app-like music feature that considers your listening habits to suggest the tracks you would love. It sorts through your music library, old favorites, most-listened, and the songs you used to listen to a lot but don’t anymore.
Every interaction of yours with the platform is considered while curating a personal lineup for you. This takes Spotify’s personalization to a whole new level, making the feature better than typical DJ software.
NOTE: You’d need a Spotify Premium subscription to access the feature.
The most exciting part is the feature also provides AI-generated DJ commentary on the lineup. This is done by combining the proprietary large language model (LLM) technology of OpenAI with Sonantic’s AI voice generation platform.
This collaboration empowers the generation of realistic speech. The DJ also tells you why a specific track was chosen for you before playing it.
The only downside is the DJ only knows and speaks English, regardless of where you live. The language limitation may not be an issue for people living in the United Kingdom or Australia, but people in the Philippines or Fiji may not agree.
However, since the feature is still in its early stages, it’s too soon to expect too much. We’re already getting more than what we had bargained for. The stunningly realistic voice is enough to keep us glued to our phones, while Generative AI and Spotify’s personalization technology do the rest of the magic.
As of August 2023, Spotify AI DJ is only available in 50 countries. The list includes Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, etc. You can check out all the 50 countries Spotify AI DJ is available here.
If you don’t see your country on the list, fret not. Spotify is planning to roll out the feature in more countries pretty soon. Considering the music platform’s global market, it’s unlikely to leave out any country that uses the music platform, especially since the feature has the potential to get them more revenue and users.
If you live in one of the countries where the Spotify AI DJ feature is available, congratulations. Here’s how you can use it to personalize your playlist. Ensure that you have the premium subscription before proceeding.
Step 1: Launch the Spotify app on your Android or iOS device.
Step 2: Navigate to the homepage of the app.
Step 3: Tap on the Music tab.
Step 4: Tap on the DJ card and see what the AI DJ has to offer.
Step 5: You can switch what the DJ has curated by tapping👆 the DJbutton at the bottom right. This will change the mood, music genre, and artist better to your liking.
And that was how you can access the feature on your Android or iOS device! Time to start that party🥳.
Using Spotify AI DJ on Desktop
If you’re looking to use the feature on the Spotify desktop app, you’d have to cast it from your phone using Spotify Connect since it’s not available as a standalone function on it.
Here’s how to cast it:
Step 1: Open the Spotify desktop app on your 🖥️computer.
Step 2: Launch the Spotify app on your phone, and go to the music feed.
Step 3: Tap on Spotify Connect on your phone and select the desktop app in the Listening On menu.
All set! You’d now be able to use the feature on your desktop. The functions would be limited since only the audio is transferred on your computer, but this walkaround should do the trick.
What to Do if Spotify AI DJ is Not Showing?
Before you venture to try out the feature, ensure that you’re meeting the minimum criteria for using it:
✅ Latest update
✅ Country with Beta version access
✅ Premium subscription
If you’re still not getting the option for Spotify AI DJ despite being a Premium user and having the latest version of Spotify, that probably means it hasn’t launched in your country yet. The feature is still in Beta, so the functionality and geolocations are limited.
Initially, it was rolled out only in the United States and Canada, but now it has been launched in the UK, Ireland, and parts of Europe and Asia.
Spotify has plans to expand the geographical range further to add more countries, so you can expect that to happen soon.
Spotify is indeed revolutionizing the way we consume music, thanks to the amazing AI DJ feature that can deliver personalized and uniquely curated music for us with the help of Generative AI.
One of the most helpful things about this feature is you can make the library even more personalized through continuous feedback to the AI. It will consider your feedback and keep updating your playlist until you get the exact type of music you fancy.
Adnan is a BMS graduate and a senior writer for Geekflare who loves breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand pieces. He has also written for sites like Sparkian and Techkle. Besides work, you can find him on the football turf or… read more
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