Spotify tests AI-generated playlists based on text prompts – Engadget

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Spotify is following the lead of many companies over the last year and dipping its toe into the world of AI prompts. The platform has announced AI Playlist, a new beta feature that lets you create playlists with a few words that get into the music vibe you want, such as “an indie folk playlist to give my brain a big warm hug.”

According to Spotify, the AI playlist will accept prompts involving things like animals, movie characters, colors, places, activities and emojis. Examples from Spotify include everything from “sad music for painting dying flowers” to “relaxing music to tide me over during allergy season.” It recommends using a mix of characteristics in your prompt to create the ideal playlist for your vibe.

The AI Playlist beta is available to Premium subscribers on Android and iOS devices in the United Kingdom and Australia. If you fall into that group, access it through the “+” button in the top right of your library. Click AI Playlist and choose an existing prompt or create your own. Spotify will create the playlist, and you can preview it, delete tracks, and provide notes. Once you’re happy, click Create, which will save to your library.

Spotify’s AI Playlist comes over a year after Spotify unveiled its AI DJ, which pulls together a selection of music you’re currently listening to, previously played and songs it thinks you’ll like based on your history. If the songs playing aren’t precisely what you’re in the mood for, then you can ask the DJ to switch things up.

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