Spotify has unveiled an interactive feature that allows users to create a musical time capsule of the songs they are currently listening to, which they can open again in a year’s time.
The feature, called “Playlist in a Bottle,” can be accessed by clicking on spotify.com/playlistinabottle on a mobile device, and users can choose from a variety of containers, such as bottles, pockets, gumball machines, lunch boxes, or teddy bears, to hold their songs.
Users will be prompted to select songs based on themes, such as “a song you need to hear live this year” and “a song that reminds you of your favorite person.”
Once the songs have been selected, they will be sealed away until the following year, when users can open the container and reminisce about the songs that defined that specific moment in time.
The feature is available to both free and Premium users, but it will only be available until January 31, 2023.
“This is such a fun feature that allows our listeners to pause and preserve this moment in time, and look back at it again in a year to see where they were, what they were listening to, and hear the soundtrack to their musical memories,” says Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Spotify’s Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Spotify has been available in Kenya for a long time now.
Kenyan users can access the platform on their mobile devices, computers, or smart speakers, and can listen to a wide variety of music, podcasts, and other audio content.
They can also create and share playlists, discover new music, and access personalized recommendations.
Spotify also offers a premium subscription service (KES 50 for a week or KES 300 for a month), which allows users to listen to music without ads, download songs for offline listening, and access additional features such as high-quality audio streaming.