Spotify’s brand-new Playlist in a Bottle feature

Dear future self, are we still listening to the same tracks? What’s our favourite genre? Has our top song changed? Spotify Playlist in a Bottle allows you to capture your current 2023 music favourites and save it for the future you. Check it out in 2024 to see what’s new!

Spotify Playlist in a Bottle artwork

Spotify had a fantastic year in 2022. With new features appearing regularly, they really made tough competition for any other streaming platforms. This year seems to be no different. With 2023 only just beginning, they’re already firing out new features for users to look forward to. Their latest feature, stretching all the way until 2024!

Have you ever wanted to create a time capsule? Well, now you can! Spotify Playlist in a Bottle is a time capsule to your future self. The best bit is, it’s of course digital. No need to start digging and hiding your favourite things away for a future you to dig up. Instead, you can easily review your music habits via the Spotify app.

Spotify Playlist in a Bottle – how it works

A brand new immersive experience which will be accessible to Spotify users in 27 markets and 18 languages. The markets able to access Playlist in a Bottle are; Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, U.A.E., U.K., and the U.S.

If you want your future self to have the chance to review your current music taste, you’ll have to act fast. To be eligible you’ll need to register before the 31st January. After this date, Spotify will close the feature for the year. The idea is, when January 2024 rolls around, you’ll have access to your current favourites. You’ll then be able to see how your taste has changed throughout the year – that’s if it has!

Free and Premium Spotify users will be able to create their own time capsule. As will iOS and Android users. Why not take advantage of this idea and revisit your current top tracks this time next year? The languages you can access this feature in are; English (G.B.), Spanish (AR), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (LATAM), Danish, German, French, Indonesian, Italian, English (U.S.), Polish, Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal), Czech, Arabic (Egypt), Arabic (Saudi Arabia), and Arabic (Morocco)

If you want to create a Playlist in a Bottle, here’s how:

  1. Ensure your Spotify mobile app is up to date with the latest version.
  2. Click from your mobile device.
  3. Select your time capsule of choice—you can pick from a bottle, jean pocket, gumball machine, lunch box, or teddy bear.
  4. Answer a series of song-inspired prompts. For example:
    • “A song you’re going to kiss someone to this year”
    • “A song that reminds you of your favorite person”
    • “A song you need to hear live in 2023”
  5. 5. Digitally seal your musical time capsule and send it off!
  6. Share a personalized card to your social channels with the tag #PlaylistInABottle.
  7. Come January 2024, if you made a Playlist in a Bottle, you’ll receive your personalized time capsule reminding you what you were listening to one year prior.

📌 Please note: These instructions were copied directly from Spotify.

So, are you going to give it a go? It’s certainly a fun concept and adds something unique to a platform. With all streaming platforms trying to compete with each other, Spotify are doing well at making themselves stand out. What do you think your future self will be listening to, and do you think they’d be embarrassed with your current taste? Perhaps you’re someone who has their favourite artist’s year in and year out, so for you, there’s no concern. But, maybe you’re someone who changes their taste regularly and therefore 2024 you will be confused by the current you!

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