Spotify launches a silly new playlist generator that promises to create a playlist that is fun for both you and your pet. The whole thing seems to be virus-driven, which is one of the ways Spotify stands out from competitors like Apple Music, which broadly have the same music offering.
To get a playlist for your pet, you need to go to Spotify's Pet Playlist website. You will then be offered five pet options – cat, dog, iguana, bird or hamster. You will also be asked to define some personality traits, e.g. B. whether they are energetic or relaxed, shy or friendly and apathetic or curious. You can then add your pet's name and photo, and Spotify will display a playlist icon with your pet's name.
The playlist generator seems to capture songs that Spotify thinks you as the human owner and operator of the Spotify account – can enjoy how fast, slow, or varied they are, depending on your personality traits. The site stated that my extremely energetic cat would like Pretzel Black Moth Super Rainbow, Das Racist and The Smiths. These are all bands I'm sure I've heard on Spotify, but not regularly. For a good measure, it also threw in a handful of songs that happened to have the word "cat" in the title, like "Stray Cat Blues" by The Rolling Stones and "Alley Cats" by Hot Chip. I hate to say that. but the playlist seems pretty good.
It is harder to say whether my cat will like it. He has never really admitted to playing music, although he enjoys sitting on my bookshelf speaker.