Spotify’s “Soundtrack Your Ride” feature creates a road trip playlist

Spotify Roadride

Spotify’s Soundtrack your Ride is a new feature for users to create a playlist based for long drive journeys from your Spotify history and your answers to a few questions. To enable, you have to enter the starting and destination points as Spotify will then calculate your drive time with the help of Google Maps as well as the trip’s route. Are you confused about these two apps being collaborated? Both companies have integrated a year ago for seamless audio streaming while navigating.

Spotify Roadtrip map

After the trip route calculation, Spotify pops up with a few questions. It asks who you are driving with, what type of car you drive, asks for your "drive vibe" (Mellow, Sing-alongs, High-energy, Classic, Love Sick, Pedal to the metal, Slow ride, etc.) and ask about the music genre for road trip (pop, rock, hip-hop / rap, country, indie, EDM, or a genre called “mood”).

Spotify will ask to select your ultimate driving song from a selection of six options like - Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles,” Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo,” Rascal Flatts’ “Life is a Highway,” Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” or “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers and others. (There is a clear divide between songs as all of them are either directly referenced to the driving theme and songs with no reference or connection to car travel.)


Spotify will automatically add enough songs into a playlist to cover the length of your trip and saves it into the library. Soundtrack Your Ride can't be used as it can only be found on Spotify’s website here. You can access it on mobile by navigating the URL to the browser on your phone but it's not mobile-friendly. Users have to wait for the latest update in the future to get this feature on your mobile and other devices.

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