Spotify Only You: What is the new feature and how does it work?

The Spotify 'Only You' feature was announced this week (Spotify)
The Spotify ‘Only You’ feature was announced this week (Spotify)

Spotify has announced a new personalised feature called ‘Only You’ that automatically creates themed playlists based on your tastes.

The feature is based around six lists, showing your tunes organised around each theme.

For example, the ‘Your Audio Birth Chart’ is a playlist co-ordinated around your birthday and horoscope.

‘While you’ll have to wait a few more months for Wrapped and the songs and podcasts that soundtracked your 2021, Only You is all about celebrating how you listen,’ explained in a press release.

Here’s how Spotify characterises the six Only You lists that listeners will see on their account:

  1. Your Audio Birth Chart: It’s a musical meeting of cosmic proportions. Your Sun sign details the artist you listened to most over the last six months. Your Moon sign demonstrates an artist you listen to that best shows your emotional or vulnerable side. Your Rising sign brings it all together with an artist you’ve recently connected with.
  2. Your Dream Dinner Party: Choose the three artists you’d invite to the dinner party of your dreams. Once you select the trio, Spotify will create a personalized Spotify Mix for each artist to set the mood of the meal.
  3. Your Artist Pairs: This experience demonstrates unique audio pairings that you’ve listened to recently that show your range of listening interests. For example, who else would play some Greta Van Fleet right after jamming out to Olivia Rodrigo?
  4. Your Song Year: When is the music you listen to from? This part of the experience shows how you’ve musically traveled through different time periods with music.
  5. Your Time of Day: Early bird or night owl, discover the music and podcast content you listen to at certain times, whether early in the morning or late at night.
  6. Your Genres/Topics: Finally, bring it all home with the combination of music and podcast genres that sets your listening apart.

So far, reactions to the new feature seem to be pretty positive.

Adding more personalised tools like this could be a big win for the 356 million listeners trying to get the most out of Spotify.

Currently, there are more than 70 million tracks and 2.6 million podcast titles to choose from on the streaming service.

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