Spotify just launched a new feature named Soundtrack your Ride. It aids the generation of road trip playlist for you according to your Spotify history and it also answers some questions. In this article, you will learn how to make a road trip playlist with Spotify
Before anything else, the tool will prompt you to enter your start and endpoints, and it will then calculate your route and the length of your trip with Google Maps. This will not be the first partnership with the mapping app and streaming service. One year ago, Google Maps and Spotify made it easier to stream audio while navigating.
Spotify will also give you a 5 questions quiz. It will ask who you are traveling with, the type of car you drive, and what you feel is your drive vibe. Spotify will even ask questions that have to do with music, with restricted options. Questions like your preferred genre for the road.
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The streaming service will now prompt you to choose “your ultimate driving song” from 6 choices. It will generate a playlist with several songs to play during your long trip. If you choose to rap, you will be entertained with rap music, for instance.
Please note that Soundtrack your Ride has its faults too. The feature cannot be used at the point when you would need it the most and its format is not mobile-friendly. Also, the feature cannot be accessed via desktop or its mobile app right now, maybe in the nearest future.
More Information About Spotify
Spotify Technology S.A. is a European American media-services provider which is based in Luxembourg. Founded in 2006 in Sweden, the company’s primary business is its audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies.
As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality, are offered via paid subscriptions.
Launched on October 7, 2008, the Spotify platform provides access to over 50 million tracks. Users can browse by parameters such as artist, album, or genre, and can create, edit, and share playlists.
Spotify is available in most of Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Africa and Asia, and on most modern devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, and Android smartphones and tablets. As of October 2019, the company had 248 million monthly active users, including 113 million paying subscribers.
Unlike physical or download sales, which pay artists a fixed price per song or album sold, Spotify pays royalties based on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed. It distributes approximately 70% of total revenue to rights holders, who then pay artists based on their individual agreements.
Spotify has faced criticism from artists and producers including Taylor Swift and Thom Yorke, who have argued that it does not fairly compensate musicians. In 2017, as part of its efforts to renegotiate license deals for an interest in going public, Spotify announced that artists would be able to make albums temporarily exclusive to paid subscriptions if they are part of Universal Music Group or the Merlin Network.
Spotify is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Since February 2018, it has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In September 2018, the company relocated its New York City offices to 4 World Trade Center.
There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to make a road trip playlist with Spotify. If you have any questions as regards this tutorial, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.