Ever be so bored listening to music that you wish you have your own DJ curating all the songs for you? Well, Spotify AI DJ is finally here, and you can use it.
After starting to preview it in beta back in February, the music streaming giant announced that it is expanding its AI-powered DJ feature to 50 new markets around the world.
If you’re not familiar with it, Spotify AI DJ is a personalized music recommendation service that uses machine learning to create a custom playlist for each user. It also features commentary from Spotify’s Head of Cultural Partnerships, Xavier “X” Jernigan, about the songs and artists on the playlist – thanks to OpenAI’s generative AI technology and dynamic voice platform from Sonatic.
“Previously, X served as one of the hosts on Spotify’s first (and personalized) morning show, The Get Up. His personality and voice resonated with our listeners and resulted in a loyal following for the podcast,” says the company.
How to use AI DJ on Spotify
1. Go to Music Feed on Home on your mobile (both iOS and Android, not yet available on web player)
2. Click on Play on the DJ card. Spotify will curate the playlist and narrate it based on your listening habit
3. Hit the DJ button to go to a different mood, genre, or artist.
In which countries is Spotify AI DJ available?
Per August 2023, Spotify is currently testing its AI DJ in 50 countries.
The list includes: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Don’t see your country on the list? Well, Spotify promises that it’ll bring its unique DJ to more countries in the coming months, so it’s best to stay tuned for more announcements. But, if you already are, make sure to join Spotify Premium to be able to access this feature and follow the steps above.