How to Use Spotify AI DJ Mode With or Without Premium

Hit play and tap your feet on the beats played your personal DJ!

Spotify continues to add innovative features that make users’ music streaming capabilities better. Earlier this year, they integrated artificial intelligence into the platform, in the form of AI DJ mode. It basically analyzes your listening habits & choices and lines up music recommendations for you. But where to find AI DJ on Spotify and is the mode only for premium subscribers? Let’s find out and learn more about it in this blog.

How to Use Spotify AI DJ

What is Spotify AI DJ and How to Use It on Mobile and Desktop? 

Spotify AI DJ takes into account the preferences of an individual’s mood, timing, and tracks they usually listen to, following which it creates a personalized playlist. Additionally, it leverages a dynamic AI voice platform from the Sonantic acquisition, which provides commentary for said tracks and artists. Here’s how to use it:

Option 1: On Mobile

You can find the Spotify AI DJ on the Android or iOS app. Let’s see how.

Method 1: From Homepage

Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open Spotify and on the homepage, tap on the Music bubble at the top of the screen.

2. Scroll down and tap on the DJ banner.

Scroll down and tap on the DJ banner

Method 2: Use Search Function

Here’s another way to find the Spotify AI DJ:

1. Open Spotify and on the homepage, tap on the search icon at the bottom.

2. In the Browse all section, tap on the Made For You tile.

In the Browse all section, tap on the Made For You tile

4. You’ll find the AI DJ as the first tile in the Uniquely yours section. Tap on it and play.

You’ll find the AI DJ as the first tile in the Uniquely yours section

Before playing the playlist, you’ll hear a short commentary. If you want to change the playlist, just tap on the DJ icon at the bottom right corner.

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Option 2: On Desktop

Follow these simple steps to access AI DJ on the Spotify desktop app:

Note: Currently, Spotify has only rolled out the AI DJ feature for its iOS and Android apps. Unfortunately, you cannot access it through the web version or dedicated desktop app.

1. Open Spotify and click on the search icon on the left sidebar.

2. In the Browse all page, click on the Made For You tile, followed by the DJ card.

In the Browse all page, click on the Made For You tile

Is Spotify DJ Only for Premium?

Yes, you must be a Spotify Premium service user to be able to access the AI DJ.  Here are the current plans and pricing of Spotify Premium plans in the US:

  • Premium Individual: $10.99
  • Premium Duo: $14.99
  • Premium Family: $16.99
  • Premium Student: $5.99

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How to Get Spotify DJ Without Premium

Unfortunately, there is no way to get Spotify DJ without a premium subscription. Initially was rolled out only in the U.S. and Canada but as per Spotify Newsroom, it’s now available in around 50 countries around the world.  Additionally, you must make sure you have the latest version of Spotify on desktop or mobile or the feature will not show up.

What are the Features of Spotify DJ Mode?

Spotify AI DJ is designed to work with all genres of music, but its effectiveness varies from user to user as it creates playlists based on individual preferences. It acts as a guide to help you find the best music in the palm of your hand.

  • It sorts through the latest music and your old favorites to review your choices and deliver a stream of songs picked just for you.
  • As the DJ is available with the premium version, there are no ads in the middle of the playlists.
  • It also gives a short commentary to the user after around five songs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can You Mix Songs on Spotify?

Spotify doesn’t have a built-in feature for mixing songs yet. However, you can use third-party DJ software or applications to do so. Some of the recommended third-party apps are Cross DJ, Dj Pro AI, Algoriddim Djay, and Edjing Mix.

Can I Use Spotify AI DJ Mode with Podcasts, Audiobooks, or Offline?

No, you cannot use the AI DJ Mode with podcasts, audiobooks, or offline. It is specifically designed for music streaming, and it does not support spoken word content. Moreover, it requires an internet connection to access this feature.

Who would’ve thought that someday we’ll be having our own AI DJ mode on Spotify? But here they are creating playlists for us. We hope our guide helped you use the feature. If you have any queries or suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments section.

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