Spotify is today launching a new silly playlist generator that promises to create a playlist that both you and your pet will enjoy. Everything seems to be designed to go viral, which is one of the ways in which Spotify has had luck standing out from competitors like Apple Music that have largely the same exact music offer.
To obtain a playlist for your pet, you should go to the Spotify pet playlist website. Then he presents five pet options: cat, dog, iguana, bird or hamster, and asks him to define some personality traits, as if they are energetic or relaxed, shy or friendly, and apathetic or curious. You can then add your pet’s name and a photo, and Spotify will spit a playlist icon with your animal’s name.
The playlist generator seems to capture songs that Spotify believes that you, the owner and human operator of the Spotify account, could enjoy, as fast, slow or varied as they are, depending on the personality traits you choose. The site determined that my extremely energetic cat Pretzel would like Black Moth Super Rainbow, Das Racist and The Smiths. These are all bands that I am sure I have heard on Spotify, but not regularly. To a large extent, it also included a handful of songs that have the word “cat” in the title, such as “Stray Cat Blues” by The Rolling Stones and “Alley Cats” by Hot Chip. I hate to say it, but the playlist seems pretty good.
As for whether my cat will like it, that’s harder to say. Never before has he really recognized playing music, although he does enjoy sitting on the top of my bookshelf speaker.