Spotify already discovered success with its well-liked AI DJ characteristic, and now the streaming music service is bringing AI to playlist creation. The corporate on Monday launched AI playlists into beta, a brand new possibility that permits customers to generate a playlist primarily based on written prompts.

The characteristic will initially grow to be accessible to customers on Android and iOS gadgets within the U.Ok. and Australia and will probably be iterated on within the months forward.

Along with extra commonplace playlist creation requests, like these primarily based on style or time-frame, Spotify’s use of AI means folks may ask for a greater variety of customized playlists, like “songs to serenade my cat” or “beats to battle a zombie apocalypse,” Spotify suggests. Prompts can reference all kinds of issues, like locations, animals, actions, film characters, colours or emojis. The corporate notes that one of the best playlists are generated utilizing prompts that comprise a mix of genres, moods, artists and a long time, nevertheless.

Spotify additionally leverages its understanding of customers’ tastes to customise the playlists it makes with the characteristic.

After the playlist is generated, customers can then use the AI to revise and refine the top outcome by issuing instructions like “much less upbeat” or “extra pop,” for instance. Customers can even swipe left on any songs to take away them from the playlist.

By way of the expertise, Spotify says it’s utilizing giant language fashions (LLMs) to know the person’s intent. Then, Spotify makes use of its personalization expertise — the data it has concerning the listener’s historical past and preferences — to meet the immediate and create a personalised AI-generated playlist for the person.

The corporate makes use of a variety of third-party instruments for its AI and machine studying experiences.

For Millionaires first reported in October 2023 that Spotify was creating AI playlists, when reverse engineers Chris Messina and Alessandro Paluzzi shared screenshots of code from Spotify’s app that referred to AI playlists that had been “primarily based in your prompts.”

Spotify on the time declined to touch upon the discovering, saying it might not provide a press release on potential new options. Nonetheless, in December 2023, the corporate confirmed that it was testing AI-driven playlist creation after a TikTok video of the characteristic surfaced exhibiting what the Spotify person described as “Spotify’s ChatGPT.”

The characteristic is discovered within the “Your Library” tab in Spotify’s app by tapping on the plus button (+) on the prime proper of the display screen. A pop-up menu seems exhibiting the AI Playlist as a brand new possibility alongside the present “Playlist” and “Mix” choices.

If a listener can’t consider any prompts to attempt, Spotify affords immediate options to assist folks get began, like “get targeted at work with instrumental electronica,” “fill within the silence with background café music,” “get pumped up with enjoyable, upbeat, and optimistic songs” or “discover a distinct segment style like Witch Home” and lots of others.

To save lots of an AI playlist, faucet the “Create” button so as to add it to the library.

The corporate notes the AI has guardrails round it so it is not going to reply to offensive prompts or these targeted on present occasions or particular manufacturers.

Spotify has been investing in AI expertise to enhance its streaming service for a lot of months. With the launch of AI DJ, which expanded globally final yr, the corporate used a mix of Sonantic and OpenAI expertise to create a synthetic model of the voice of Spotify’s head of cultural partnerships, Xavier “X” Jernigan, who introduces customized track picks to the person. Final yr, Spotify mentioned it was investing in in-house analysis to higher perceive the most recent in AI and enormous language fashions.

CEO Daniel Ek has additionally teased to traders different methods Spotify may leverage AI, together with by summarizing podcasts, creating AI-generated audio adverts, and extra. The corporate has additionally seemed into utilizing AI tech that will clone a podcast host’s voice for host-read adverts.

Forward of AI playlists, Spotify launched an identical characteristic, Area of interest Mixes, that allowed customers to create customized playlists utilizing prompts, however the product didn’t leverage AI expertise and was extra restricted by way of its language understanding.