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Plex’s music player, Plexamp, now works with ChatGPT for playlist creation


Plexamp, the music player originally incubated by the Labs division of media company Plex, is tapping into ChatGPT with its latest update. The company announced today a new feature called “Sonic Sage,” powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, that will build unique music playlists by scanning users’ libraries and leveraging their TIDAL subscription.
The update follows other efforts around using AI interfaces to program users’ music selections. Spotify, notably, launched an AI DJ to both introduce and select music for its streaming app users, while other third-party apps like Petey are now using ChatGPT to make Apple Music playlists.
In Plex’s case, it’s using the feature for its music player side project for the time being, not its main media player app.
First launched in 2017 as the debut project from Plex Labs, Plexamp was introduced as Plex’s spin on the classic Winamp media player app, even offering visualizations to accompany your tunes. It later expanded from the desktop to iOS and Android, and got an overhaul, becoming a subscriber-only service.

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