AI app Petey uses ChatGPT to create Apple Music playlists for you

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Petey, the mobile app that introduced ChatGPT to Apple Watch users, recently brought its feature set to the iPhone, giving users faster access to the AI ‚Äč‚Äčassistant and even Siri swapping with Petey using Apple’s Shortcuts. Now Petey has a new trick up his sleeve. In the latest update, out today, the app can connect to Apple Music so it can create playlists for you or help you add individual songs to your Apple Music library.

The new feature comes along with several other updates, including the ability to access the latest AI model, GPT-4, through a paid “Petey Premium” subscription.

In addition to being a smart tool, Petey’s new Apple Music feature demonstrates the extent to which Apple and others could use AI to make recommendations within their own apps if they wanted to. However, it’s unclear if that will be the case with iOS 17, as reports have said it will be a smaller software update this time around.

To get Petey’s music recommendations, simply type your playlist request into the app’s interface. For example, a request for 90s grunge returns expected results such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and others.

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The app then places short samples of each featured song under the returned playlist, so you can browse and sample them all. If you like the song, you can tap the three-dot “more” menu next to the song to listen to the full version in Apple Music or save the song to your library.

You can also tap to “learn more” about the song which opens NowPlaying, the liner notes iOS app from Petey developer Hidde van der Ploeg that offers various facts and details about songs, records and artists.

The creator of the product designer turned indie app launched the well-received NowPlaying app in 2021, but the current 2.0 release arrived in November and now serves as a handy addition to Petey, with the arrival of this new feature.

In addition to storing individual songs in your Apple Music Library, Petey also offers the option to create a playlist. With a tap on the “Create Playlist” button, users can name the AI-created playlist, then open it in the Apple Music app and start listening.

Of course, these features require users to have an Apple Music subscription, as the service does not have a free tier. Users must also have a Basic or Premium plan to use Petey on iOS or they can use their own OpenAI API key.

Image Credits: Petey

Other updates rolling out today, in addition to the Apple Music integrations and support for GPT-4, include different payment options for the Petey Basic plan, alternate app icons, and the ability to send messages to your phone from Apple Watch, even if you don’t have a Basic subscription or your own API key.

Petey is a free download from the App Store, but requires a subscription to use the features on iPhone. The app is gaining a bit of a following, as it now has a total of 24.7K installs since the Apple Watch-only launch on March 8, the developer says. The iPhone version has only been out since April 6.

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