Music streaming service Spotify recently launched a new personalised experience called Only You. The personalised experience adds features like a timeline of your listening history, a ‘dinner party’ for your top 3 artists and a Blend feature to discover music with your friends.
However, the most interesting new experience added to the app so far is the “Audio Birth Chart” feature, which reveals how much the music streaming platform knows about its users listening habits on the app. Spotify has previously been able to tell users about which artist or genre of music they listen to the most, the service is also offering them insights into their emotional state while listening to music.
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Spotify describes the Audio Birth Chart feature as an “astrologer” for a user’s musical tastes that can reveal three artists from their library – a Sun artist that a user have listened to the most since January 2021, and a Rising artist that a user has recently discovered and can’t stop listening to. The third category is called a Moon artist, and Spotify says it will represent an artist a user listens to that best shows their “emotional or vulnerable side”.
Additionally, Spotify will also show users how their musical taste varies by showing them Artist Pairs, combinations of artists from different genres that users have listened to recently, while the Your Song Year will show users the music from different time periods they have listened to this year. The service even has the ability to show users what time of the day they listen to music or tune into their favourite podcasts, while the Dream Dinner Party feature givers users personalised playlists on artists they want to “invite for a dinner party.”
Spotify has always been one of the most insightful music streaming apps, thanks to the yearly Wrapped playlists which give users a very accurate picture of the music they listened to the most every year. However, the new Only You experience instead shows how well the company also understands how each person’s listening habits are unique to them.
The new Only You experience should have rolled out to all users globally now. In order to use it, users can follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the latest version of Spotify from the Google Play Store or the App Store on iOS.
Step 2: Open the app and tap the Only You banner under the Recently Played row of music at the top of the screen.
Step 3: After you take a look at a few ‘stories’ that show you personalised statistics and information, you can choose to add personalised playlists to your account.
Step 4: You can then check the personalised playlists by searching for them in your library. You can also pin them for quick access whenever you want to listen to them non the go.