Spotify wants your pet to listen to music too

If you’ve ever felt guilty about leaving your dog home alone, Spotify may be able to salve your conscience — by bringing out a podcast and range of playlists aimed at soothing lonely pets.

The Swedish audio streaming site, which has 113 million subscribers, has launched a range of “algorithmically curated” pet playlists and a new podcast intended to calm dogs left on their own.

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There is something uniquely special about the relationship we humans have with our pets—it’s one filled with unconditional love, licks, snuggles, and cuddles. It’s hard to put into words the emotion…

The playlists are based on subscribers’ own musical tastes and pet species, while the “My Dog’s Favourite Podcast” has been created with animal experts to “help alleviate stress,” Spotify said.

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The podcast runs in two five-hour stretches and features reassuring human voices, relaxing music and ambient sounds, including rain.

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It is voiced by British actors Ralph Ineson and Jessica Raine, whom your dog may remember from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and BBC period drama “Call The Midwife,” respectively.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the UK’s largest animal welfare charity, said it supported the podcast — though it warned that nothing could “ever replace the company and presence” of a dog’s owner.

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