Spotify's New Feature Builds Playlists for Your Pets Based on Their Personality Traits and Your Listening History


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Apr 12, 2001

Spotify today announced "Pet Playlists," which builds custom playlists for a cat, dog, iguana, hamster, or bird (via The Verge). The playlist generator combines your pet's personality traits with your own listening history on Spotify, building a list of songs that the company says both you and your pet can enjoy.

To get your Pet Playlist, visit Spotify's new Pet Playlist website, choose an animal, and then answer questions about their personality and temperament. Spotify will combine this information with your listening habits to create a Pet Playlist that's automatically added to your library, filled with about 30 songs.
While music for pets isn't an exact science, we consulted with experts in the pet industry for the best approximation for what might work best for our featured animals. Incidentally, we only use the information you provide us to create your Pet Playlist. The information is not stored and is not used for any other purpose.
When subscribers were last counted, Spotify had 113 million Premium subscribers as of October 2019, compared to Apple Music's 60 million as of June 2019. According to Spotify, the streaming service is growing twice as fast as Apple Music.

Apple Music finally caught up to Spotify in one area in 2019, introducing a "Replay" feature that let its users track their most-played songs from the previous year, as well as every single year since they started using Apple Music.

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macrumors newbie
Nov 27, 2017
If this is true then wtf Spotify??, they can do this but not give me unlimited download for offline... if I have enough storage and paying premium let me have it offline dammit.


macrumors newbie
Oct 21, 2017
So many important things that should be done by Spotify...(*)
So many ******** that is done by Spotify...

I call Spotify’s product management ‘problematic’ to say the least. As a Spotify user for years I can say Spotify is a mess.

(*) better Audio Book integration, improved playlists (done by humans), sticking to an UI for 6 months, more control over radio stations and daily drive.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2005
Manchester, UK
Christ sake! So many good ideas are submitted to Spotify on their forums and the majority of them are rejected.

You know like:

- Streaming to multiple external speakers
- Landscape mode on iPhone
- Lyrics

Meanwhile, this crap is being developed and I’m paying for them to do it.


macrumors 68040
Sep 24, 2013
US Eastern time zone
If my dog scratches the screen of my iPhone with her sandy nails, no treats for a month!

She does love ❤ those hits, like,
“I’m Barking At The Moon” and
“The Mailman Woke Me From My Snooze”
And all time favorite....”Woofing In My Dreams”.
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macrumors newbie
Jan 15, 2020
What about the ability to reset daily mixes? My son used the family echo dot for a week and now my daily mixes are unlistenable.

Or what about fixing some of the security issues with Spotify connect?


macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2013
I’m glad this was more important than adding the ability to queue songs on the Apple Watch app or adding lyrics to the main app...
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macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2009
Someone had too much time on their hands. I guess Spotify considers their platform fully developed. I wonder how many ideas in the Spotify community got ignored for this instead? 🙄


macrumors regular
Dec 23, 2016
Oh gosh. People these days are more concerned about their pets than they are about their own children.

“Um, excuse me, but my pets ARE my children.”

So stupid. People are becoming so depressed and miserable these days they just sit at home and talk to their cats and dogs all day rather than getting out and learning how to communicate with their family, friends, coworkers and, yes, even strangers. Tells a lot about our society and the direction it’s going in.


May 10, 2004
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