Spotify isn’t the one firm to dabble with utilizing AI to generate playlists — on Tuesday, Amazon stated it could do the identical. Amazon Music is now testing Maestro, an AI playlist generator, permitting U.S. prospects on each iOS and Android to create playlists utilizing spoken or written prompts — which may even include emojis.

Amazon means that along with emojis, customers can write prompts that embody actions, sounds or feelings. They’ll additionally select from immediate options on the backside of the display screen in the event that they don’t know what to jot down. Seconds later, an AI-generated playlist will seem with songs that may — in principle — match your enter.

The product is launching in beta, so Amazon warns that the know-how behind Maestro “gained’t all the time get it proper the primary time.” Like Spotify, Amazon has additionally added some guardrails to the expertise to proactively block offensive language and different inappropriate prompts, it says. (We’re guessing individuals will attempt to break via these obstacles in time!)

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Maestro just isn’t but broadly accessible. Whereas Spotify’s AI generator is beginning its checks within the U.Okay. and Australia, Amazon’s product is launching to a “subset” of free Amazon Music customers, in addition to Prime prospects and Limitless Amazon Music subscribers, on iOS and Android within the U.S. in the interim.

Subscribers will acquire entry to extra performance, nevertheless. For example, they’ll be capable to hearken to playlists immediately and save them for later, however Prime members and ad-supported customers will solely be capable to hearken to 30-second previews of the songs earlier than saving them. This might probably push extra customers to improve to the paid subscription in the event that they just like the AI performance. The transfer additionally follows the final development of constructing premium AI experiences a paid providing.

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To entry Maestro, customers will want the most recent model of the Amazon Music cellular app. They must faucet on the choice for Maestro on their house display screen. They might additionally see the choice to make use of Maestro once they faucet on the plus signal to create a brand new playlist. From there, customers can both speak or write out their playlist immediate concept, then faucet “Let’s go!” to start out streaming it. The playlist will also be saved and shared with associates.

Amazon suggests prompts like “😭 and consuming 🍝”; “Make my 👶 a genius”; “Myspace period hip-hop”; “🏜️🌵🤠;” “Music my grandparents made out to”; “🎤🚿🧼”; and “I tracked my associates they usually’re all hanging out with out me” to provide you an concept of how foolish the prompts may be for this new expertise.

The corporate didn’t say when the beta would roll out extra broadly, solely that it could increase to extra prospects over time.