Jack Quann
Jack Quann

17.01 15 Jan 2020


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The music streaming service Spotify has launched specific playlists for people to listen to with their pets.

The Swedish company says it conducted an online survey of 5,000 pet owners from the US, Australia, Spain, Italy and the UK.

It found that 71% of pet owners have played music for their pets - while eight out of 10 believe their pets like music.

Most pet owners think music can help to relieve stress, boost happiness and keep pets company.

Spotify Users can personalise playlists for their pets | Image: Spotify

Spotify says: "The results are interesting because it shows that, more often than not, humans also think about their pets' emotional well-being, with 70% of animal parents considering the emotional wellness of their pets daily.

"Plus, eight in 10 people believe their pets like music, and around 46% of people feel that music is a stress reliever for their furry friends.

"That being said, we created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together."

The new service caters for dogs, cats, iguanas, hamsters and birds.

Users can log in online and give details about their pet.

It asks questions about their demeanour (shy vs quiet) as well as activity levels.

The music service then creates a playlist for the pet, based on the information supplied as well as the user's own music tastes.

People can also upload a photo of their pet for the playlist.


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