Petey, the AI assistant app that has gained popularity among Apple Watch users, has just released a new update that allows its users to connect to Apple Music. With this new feature, Petey can now help users make playlists and add songs to their Apple Music library.
Petey’s music recommendation system works by having users type in their request for a playlist. For example, a request for 90s grunge would return songs by bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden, among others. Petey then lines up short previews of each recommended song, allowing users to scroll through and sample each one. If a user likes a particular song, they can tap on the three-dot “more” menu next to the song to listen to the full version in Apple Music or save the track to their library. Petey also offers the option to create a playlist with just one tap of the “Create Playlist” button.
In addition to the Apple Music integration, Petey’s latest update includes access to the latest AI model, GPT-4, through a paid subscription called “Petey Premium.” The update also offers alternative app icons and new payment options for the Petey Basic subscription. Users can also send messages to their phone from their Apple Watch, even if they don’t have a Basic subscription or their own API key.
Petey’s developer, Hidde van der Ploeg, previously launched the NowPlaying app, which offers liner notes for songs, records, and artists. Now, with Petey’s new Apple Music integration, the NowPlaying app serves as a handy companion to Petey.
Petey has gained a following since its launch on March 8 for Apple Watch users, and since its iPhone launch on April 6, the app has seen a total of 24,700 installs, according to the developer.
Petey’s new Apple Music integration is not only a useful tool for music lovers but also demonstrates the potential of AI in serving up recommendations within apps. As for whether Apple will incorporate similar AI features in future updates, that remains to be seen.