Spotify is a well-rounded audio-streaming service that has a lot of very useful tools and ways to connect an account, such as viewing a user’s most-listened-to artists as Pokémon cards. All people need to do is go to the third-party website and log in using their Spotify credentials.
Once the user authorizes the website to access their Spotify account data, it’ll scour their listening activity and generate Pokémon cards out of their favorite music acts to create the ultimate PokéPlaylist.
There are lots of other similar websites that use Spotify streaming metrics and turn them into fun and quirky art projects. Spotify Palette creates a color mood board of sorts and provides an explanation of how the hues generated can represent the user’s music sensibilities. There’s another one that turns an individual’s listening activity on Spotify into an iceberg made up of the user’s top music artists’ popularity statistics on the app.
To use PokéPlaylist to transform a user’s favorite musical acts into fun Pokémon cards, they first need to head to the third-party website on either a desktop computer or a mobile device’s web browser. Hit the ‘Login to Spotify‘ button — if the user is accessing the site on a machine where they’re already using Spotify, there may be no need to put in their username and password.
Once a user’s log-in credentials are accepted, hit the ‘Agree‘ button on the page that requests access to relevant Spotify data, such as their playlist information and listening frequency. This should automatically use the person’s streaming activity on Spotify and turn their top three artists into Pokémon cards.
Spotify Pokémon Cards & Different PokéPlaylists
By default, PokéPlaylist uses a person’s top three artists they’ve listened to on Spotify over the last six months to generate Pokémon cards. The popular Pokémon phrase, “I choose you!” is also emblazoned on the screen, along with the user’s top-most played musical act.
The cards are arranged in a fan configuration, with the top artist showcased in the middle. Much like the trading cards in real life, each PokéPlaylist-created digital card contains valuable player statistics, such as their popularity score and follower count.
Also featured on the card are the artist’s main genre, their album names with corresponding arbitrary numerical scores, the albums’ most popular tracks, and the Spotify user’s favorite track from the artist.
Users can click on additional ‘Last Month‘ and ‘All Time‘ buttons to generate a different Spotify playlist of Pokémon cards that could potentially feature their other favorite artists. However, depending on just how often they listen to particular artists on the streaming platform, PokéPlaylist may generate the same exact results or at least repeat certain artists.
There’s no button or a quick way to share PokéPlaylist results from the third-party website onto other social media platforms. Those who’d like to preserve their Spotify artist Pokémon cards would need to take a screenshot of their generated results and save them on the device they accessed PokéPlaylist on.
Once they’ve taken snapshots of their Spotify PokéPlaylists, they can then use those to create fun TikTok videos or Instagram stories that feature them or even share them with their friends to encourage them to generate their own set of Pokémon cards.