Spotify launches AI-powered DJ feature to recommend songs

DJ is the new way to listen to music on Spotify and connect even more deeply with artists, a feature powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

As the app’s blog explains, the DJ is a personalized AI guide that “knows you and your taste in music so well that it can choose what to play for you.”

Rolling out for the first time in beta, this feature will deliver a curated selection of music along with commentary on the tracks and artists Spotify thinks you like in amazingly realistic voice acting.

DJ will review the latest music and look back at some of your old favorites, maybe even resurface that song we haven’t heard for years. He will then review what you might enjoy and deliver a stream of selected songs.

Spotify was built on generative AI by using OpenAI technology. “We put this in the hands of our music publishers to give you interesting facts about the music, artists or genres you’re listening to. The experience of our editors is something really important to our philosophy at Spotify”, adds the company.

Where to find the DJ

  • Go to your Music Feed on Home in the Spotify mobile app on your iOS or Android device.
  • Tap Play on the DJ card.
  • Let Spotify do the rest! The DJ will serve up a line of music along with short commentary on the songs and artists, chosen just for you.
  • Don’t you feel the vibe? Just hit the DJ button at the bottom right of the screen to jump to a different genre, artist, or mood.

The DJ feature was launched in English for Spotify Premium users in the United States and Canada, but it will surely come to Latin America.