Are you tired of endlessly scrolling through playlists on music streaming platforms, trying to find the perfect song for every moment? Look no further, because Spotify has just revolutionized the way we experience music with its innovative DJ feature powered by AI. 

Whether you’re throwing a party, going for a run, or simply chilling at home, this groundbreaking feature will curate the perfect playlist for any occasion. Say goodbye to the hassle of manually selecting songs, and get ready to be blown away by the seamless and personalized music experience that Spotify DJ offers.

What is Spotify DJ?

The new AI-powered DJ is powered by the combination of Spotify’s proprietary personalization technology, generative artificial intelligence, and dynamic AI voice. 

Spotify is pretty well-known because of its excellent music recommendation algorithms, but the streaming service is taking it up a notch further with the help of AI. With generative AI in the mix, listeners will be given insightful information about the music, artists, and genres they are listening to.


As the name suggests, the new feature also includes DJ-like commentary about the tracks being played. The voice behind the DJ is Xavier “X” Jernigan, Spotify’s Head of Cultural Partnerships. X was also one of the hosts for Spotify’s “The Get Up” morning show which gained a loyal following because his voice and personality stood out, which resulted in a loyal following for the podcast.

How Spotify’s DJ revolutionizes the way we listen to music

Since Spotify knows the songs we listen to, it knows the kinds of music we would like. It goes through our music library, playlists, most-listened songs, and old tracks that we used to love. Pretty much every interaction with the streaming platform is considered when curating the personalized lineup for every user.

Instead of just playing songs one after another, there will be DJ-style voice breaks in between where the listeners can get context on why the set of tracks is being played. There are also times when the DJ will give some information about the artist and when the song was released. It’s pretty much like a real radio station, but specifically catered to each Spotify user.

Aside from the usual and favorite tracks you listen to, the Spotify DJ also occasionally recommends new songs and artists that give the same vibe. It’s an excellent way to discover new music without needing to manually look for it.

How to use the Spotify DJ

If you want to try the new AI-powered DJ by Spotify, all you have to do is follow the instructions below. Take note that you have to be a Spotify Premium subscriber, as it’s currently not available in the free plan.

On mobile


Step 1: Download and open the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android device.

Step 2: Go to the homepage of the Spotify app.

Step 3: Click on the Music tab in the upper left corner.

Step 4: Hit the DJ card to see what’s in store for you.

To switch songs, simply click the usual next/previous arrow icons. This may also change the genre, mood, and artist to better suit your musical taste.



Step 1: Download and launch the Spotify app on your Windows PC or mac.

Step 2: Click on the DJ icon on the left side to start listening.

Step 3: Done! Your very own Spotify AI DJ will now take charge of choosing the songs.

Spotify has been at the forefront of music streaming innovation for the past decade, and it’s continuing to improve further with the new DJ feature. While its music recommendation algorithm is no doubt the best in the industry, this new technology can definitely take it to the next level.

So far, we really enjoyed using it as the DJ automated the burden of choosing and discovering music. The occasional commentary and background information of the songs are good additions, too. We’re certainly looking forward to how Spotify will develop and improve it in the future.

Spotify DJ is now available to all Spotify Premium subscribers in the Philippines.

This article was created by NoypiGeeks in partnership with Spotify Philippines.

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