An easy way to learn about your most-played genres on Spotify is to use Spotify Pie. Here’s how to get a pie chart and then share it with others.
For anyone looking for a detailed breakdown of their music tastes, Spotify Pie more than has you covered. The simple website has caught on and gone viral instantaneously as Twitter users continue to love publicly sharing things they privately listen to. Fortunately, Spotify pies are bite-sized and easy to digest, unlike the real ones.
Spotify users have embraced the concept of algorithm-driven listening habit breakdowns for years now. There are a variety of methods through which Spotify has created artistic, easily shareable web applications for people to post online and get a rise out of their followers. Typically, these types of features start to trend immediately, as evidenced by the annual popularity of Spotify Wrapped posts.
This time, no one has to wait until the year’s end to share their embarrassing music habits, thanks to Spotify Pie. The application, created by a UCLA student, quickly generates a colorful pie chart of your Spotify listening habits by genre. The charts are comically specific, splitting every genre into dozens of subcategories. Pie also gives users the option to exclude certain results from the chart, which is surprisingly handy.
How To Get And Share Your Spotify Chart
The website is charmingly straightforward. The github-powered application initially prompts the user with a button to log in to their Spotify account. After a successful login, the Spotify Pie is automatically generated. The service is free, requires zero signup or downloads, and functions in both desktop and mobile browsers.
As with the dessert, sharing your pie is a bit difficult. Given that the site has no tools or links for sharing, users will have to do things the “old-fashioned way“. That means using your system’s screenshot tools, ideally to create multiple screen captures of the Spotify Pie. You’ll want one for the pie itself and likely a separate one that shows the chart’s legend. Beneath each pie is a list of artists to which the user listens, seemingly organized in descending order by time played. Capturing that will only be more difficult the more diverse your music interests are. It’s unclear how far back the site goes when compiling listening data, but the going consensus is that it tracks your plays since January of 2022.
After taking satisfactory screenshots, the images can be shared online anywhere. Spotify Pie isn’t as user-friendly or detailed as the platform’s own yearly wrap-ups, but it’s a quick, fun glance at a person’s musical tastes. If nothing else, Spotify Pie is worth checking out for the ridiculously granular genre names.