New Spotify Feature Will Generate a Playlist For Your Iguana

Secret Life of Pets

Spotify is launching a playlist generator today that can line up some killer tunes for you and your hamster, bird, iguana, dog, or cat.

The company created a “Pet Playlist” website where you can chose from a range of personality traits — whether you own an energetic iguana or apathetic hamster — to fine tune the algorithm.

Pet Party

Spotify determined that my year-old mutt would enjoy songs by such artists as The Growlers, Iron Maiden, and John Tejada.

The pet playlist generator even included two arabesques by French classical composer Claude Debussy towards the end, presumably to accompany the ensuing nap time. It’s still unclear at the time of writing whether my dog approves of the song selection.

Expert Approved

No, this isn’t based on science in any conceivable way.

“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,” reads a FAQ.

It’s not the first time Spotify experimented with unusual playlist generators. In 2018, Spotify teamed up with DNA database Ancestry to provide a “mix of music, inspired by your origins,” according to a press release.

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