Spotify is rolling out a brand new characteristic referred to as Song Psychic that can permit its prospects to ask Spotify questions and get solutions within the type of music. The addition builds on the success of Spotify’s customized, year-end evaluate referred to as Wrapped, which presents intelligent methods of turning Spotify’s music information into insights designed for social sharing. However within the case of Tune Psychic, the aim is to not look again at your listening historical past, however to leverage Spotify’s understanding of music and track titles to reply a spread of private questions — like these you may ask a psychic or Magic 8 Ball only for enjoyable.

To make use of the characteristic, you may go to in your cellular system or scan the QR code on Song Psychic’s website. 

As soon as within the new expertise, you may decide from a wide range of broader classes, like College, Mates and Household, Love, Profession, Life’s Best Mysteries, My Future, Myself, Type and Lunch. (The latter may also help you determine what to have for lunch!)

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Inside every part, there are a selection of pre-populated questions you may faucet on to get solutions, like “Am I the drama?,” “Does my crush like me again?,” “Will I get a increase?,” “Ought to I am going to promenade?” and plenty of others. Or, you can begin typing your individual query within the supplied field and the app will begin providing strategies of others you would ask.

When you might have entered your query, the “Tune Psychic” asks you to press your finger on the display, then colours swirl round as mystical music hums within the background earlier than your reply is revealed within the type of a track.

For instance, in case you requested if somebody has a crush on you, it’d reply with a track titled “You Want” (ouch!) or one thing extra affirmative. A number of the solutions are a bit mysterious. Simply as a Magic 8 Ball typically refuses to reply a query with its “Ask Once more Later” response, Spotify’s Tune Psychic could reply with a solution of its personal, like “Why?” as a substitute of straight responding. Or it might supply a imprecise timeframe, like “Finally” (a track by Tame Impala). All its responses are within the type of musical tracks, nonetheless.

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We discovered that you simply don’t really must press your finger on the display to get your response — that’s only a gimmick. However your reply is shareable by tapping on a button beneath, which pops up a built-in sharing sheet for posting the reply to WhatsApp, Instagram Tales, IG DMs, Messenger, Fb/Fb Tales, Snapchat, X, Messages and extra.

Although Spotify doesn’t promote the expertise as being AI-powered, it does provide the feeling of asking an all-knowing AI chatbot a query. (The corporate says it really works by matching particular key phrases in track titles and questions.) On its FAQ, nonetheless, the corporate notes that its solutions are “generated solely at random,” that means it’s not leveraging your private information to come back to its conclusions. The expertise can also be designed for “leisure solely,” the location warns, and “shouldn’t be thought of a critical supply of recommendation on any subject in any way” — an addition {that a} lawyer certainly pressured Spotify to incorporate.

There’s a little bit of a lag in navigating the app and getting responses at instances — so it’s nowhere close to as quick as one thing like ChatGPT. We additionally obtained caught on a display and the again button wouldn’t work throughout certainly one of our exams. Nonetheless, the expertise will be fairly enjoyable and would possible improve customers’ time spent within the Spotify cellular app, if it had been higher marketed. The Tune Psychic wasn’t instantly out there via its personal hub within the app, although, so that you’d must hold returning to the web site to get it to pop it up.

Tune Psychic is on the market to Spotify’s free and Premium subscribers in 64 markets and in 21 languages, the corporate says.

The corporate confirmed that Tune Psychic is certainly one of plenty of initiatives designed to “have a good time the spirit of Wrapped year-round.” Already, it’s debuted varied shock, authentic interactive experiences for followers and artists, from the New Years-inspired “Playlist In a Bottle” to “My Prime 5” artist experiences with Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, ROSALÍA, BTS and Taylor Swift.

Up to date, 2/29/24, 12:54 p.m. ET with extra particulars.