9 Ways to Fix Spotify AI DJ Not Showing Up

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Over the past few months, the integration of AI into platforms has proved to be the bigger scoop for various industries. One such example is Spotify, which introduced a DJ feature that uses generative AI to analyze a user’s music listening habits and preferences to create a familiar playlist. While it has become a much-appreciated tool for music lovers, occasionally there are issues where they find the AI DJ now showing up and mysteriously missing from Spotify. No worries. We will guide you on how to fix this issue. Let’s begin.

Spotify AI DJ Not Showing Up

Why is Spotify AI DJ Not Showing Up and How to Fix It?

You can use Spotify AI DJ in multiple ways and the more you listen, the better music recommendations become.  However, here are a few reasons why it might be absent from the Spotify app:

  • Outdated App Version.
  • Restricted Country or Region
  • Exhausted Subscription
  • Device Compatibility Issues
  • Inconsistent Internet Connection
  • Server Issues

Quick Answer

Restart the device, and re-login to your Spotify account to fix the issue. If that does not help, clear cache data for the app.

1. Open Spotify and tap on your profile picture at the top-left corner.

2. Tap on Settings and privacy, scroll down to the Storage section, and tap on the Clear Cache option.

Tip: Spotify has rolled out AI DJ in around 50 markets worldwide. Check if you’re in a region that supports the DJ to be able to access it. Moreover, make sure that you are trying the device is compatible with AI DJ, as it is only supported on Spotify Android and iOS apps.

Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Solutions

Let’s start with some basic ways to fix the issue easily and instantly.

Method 1.1: Re-login to your Account

Sometimes, there might be issues with the login process or account authentication which is why the AI DJ could be missing. We suggest you log out of your Spotify account and log in once again to fix the error.

Method 1.2: Wait for Server Uptime

Visit the Downdetector for Spotify website and check if Spotify servers in your region are experiencing downtime issues, as they could affect the app’s functionality. If so, wait for some time until the servers are fixed.

Downdetector for Spotify

Method 2: Troubleshoot Internet Connection

Spotify being an online music streaming platform requires good internet connectivity on the device and a poor and unstable one can lead to issues with the AI DJ feature. Refer to our guide on How to Boost Internet Speed on Your Android Phone to fix the same.

Tap on Reset network settings | Spotify AI DJ is not showing up

Method 3: Subscribe to Premium Service

As you know the Spotify AI DJ feature is only available to Premium members, check and make sure that your subscription has not expired already. Follow the steps below:

1. Open Spotify, tap on your profile picture at the top-left corner and select Settings and privacy.

2. Under Account, tap on View your plan

Under Account, tap on View your plan

If no plan is active, subscribe to a Spotify Premium plan to activate the DJ again.

Also Read: 28 Best Financial Podcasts on Spotify

Method 4: Re-enable AI DJ 

If you have an active premium subscription, still the AI DJ is missing, make sure that the AI DJ feature is enabled in the app settings. Follow the steps:

1. Open Spotify, tap on your profile picture and select Settings and Privacy from the list.

Select Settings and Privacy from the list | Spotify AI DJ is not showing up

2. Now, navigate to the Playback section and turn on the option for AI DJ. If it is already enabled, turn it off and enable it once again.

Method 5: Update Spotify

Outdated apps are vulnerable and the presence of bugs or glitches could be why Spotify AI DJ is not showing up to you. We suggest you update the app and check if the issue is resolved.

1. Open the Google Play Store and search for Spotify.

2. Tap on the Update button.

Tap on the Update button for Spotify

Check if the error is fixed now.

Method 6: Clear Cache Data

When you start streaming on Spotify, it stores cache data. However, corrupt or damaged files can affect the app. Follow these steps to clear the cache data:

1. Navigate to Settings and privacy menu, scroll down to the Storage section, and tap on the Clear cache option.

tap on clear cache | Spotify AI DJ is not showing up

2. Tap on Clear cache again to confirm.

If you are conscious about losing your listening history or any other data by deleting the cache files, read more about it in our blog on What Happens When You Clear Spotify Cache?

Method 7: Disable Third-Party Tools

Are you using a VPN or have any active AD-blocker service to get rid of ads on your phone? While it is centered primarily around online privacy, security, and accessibility, occasionally they might interfere with the features of installed apps including Spotify. We suggest you disable them and see if that helps.

Method 8: Reinstall Spotify

If none of the above methods have been able to resolve your issue then try reinstalling the app all over again. Uninstalling Spotify means you will need to log in again and your downloaded files will be deleted.

1. Press and hold the Spotify icon in the app drawer and tap on Uninstall in the pop-up.

uninstall spotify

2. Open Google Play Store, search for Spotify in the search bar and tap on the Install option.

Once the app is installed, Log in to your premium account and see if the AI DJ is now showing up.

Method 9: Contact Spotify Support

Lastly, if you still are unable to find the DJ option in the app, contact Spotify Support for more help.

Spotify Support | Spotify AI DJ is not showing up

Also Read: 13 Best Music Streaming Apps to Listen to Music Without WiFi

Who is Spotify’s AI DJ Voice and Can You Turn it Off?

Xavier “X” Jernigan is the voice of Spotify AI DJ. Previously, X served as one of the hosts of Spotify’s morning show, The Get Up. His personality and voice resonated with the listeners, resulting in a loyal podcast following. Hence, they used his voice for the first model of the DJ. No, you cannot turn it off manually. Currently, there is no option to change the DJ’s voice as well but it is believed that Spotify will continue to iterate and innovate. So, you might have options for multiple voices in the future.

We hope that our guide helped you fix the Spotify AI DJ is not showing up issue. If you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comment section. Stay tuned to Techcult for solutions to more such app-related issues.

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