Spotify has a new stations streaming app on Android

01 February, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Tracy Craig
  • Spotify has a new app called Stations

Stations is listed in the Google Play Store, but as of late Tuesday evening (when Variety noted its debut), the app wasn't yet compatible with mobile devices in the United States and many other countries. "Stations is an experiment by Spotify that makes it easy for anyone to listen to great music". You'd imagine it could easily do that with this new app, which has a Spotify log-in button but doesn't require users to be paying members. It also employs a bit of AI as the more you use it and listen to stations, the more it will understand what you like and eventually create personalized stations for you. "We are always testing new products and experiences", the company told TechCrunch, "but have no further news to share at this time". It's a bit like Pandora in that it's also ad-based, but it's not quite as flexible. For now, it's only available in Australia. Users can't create new playlists within Stations but they can customize which ones appear in the main menu.

"When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge".

As soon as you login with your Spotify account, you'll be greeted with an unexpectedly simplistic interface with large, minimalist font detailing all of Spotify's genre-based stations such as Hip Hop, Indie, and even Discover Weekly and Release Radar.

Spotify described that this app plays music instantly once opened.

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Right now, Spotify calls Stations an "experiment", meaning it may or may not stick around in the long term.

Much like the name implies, Spotify Stations is a stripped down version of the app that focuses near exclusively on Spotify's radio stations like feature.

We have reached out to Spotify and will update this article if we hear back.


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