Spotify releases experimental Pandora-like 'Stations' app on Android

01 February, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Myrtle Cook
  • 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. "As you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalized stations that you'll love". However, Stations will automatically create new stations based on songs you have been listening to.

Spotify has launched a new app Stations which will let users to listen to music for free and is simple to use though the app right now is available only in Australia at the moment. "With Stations, you can listen immediately, and switching stations is simple and seamless - no searching or typing needed", according to the description of the app on Google Play Music. "We are always testing new products and experiences", the company told TechCrunch, "but have no further news to share at this time".

The "if you like this, you'll also like this" service has been done numerous times, with the likes of and Pandora in the U.S. being wildly successful. It only appears to be available in Australia.

Stations is now labeled as an 'experiment, ' which clearly indicates that the app is being tested. Among the thousands of curated playlists and custom-made selections Stations also features Spotify's personalised playlists for you like Discover Weekly and Release Radar.

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With the regular Spotify app, you can play any song or band you like with a paid-for membership.

At this point, it's unclear how much of a focus Spotify will put on Stations. Experiment or not, Stations is the latest tool in Spotify's arsenal as the company continues its rivalry with competing music services.

We've reached out to Spotify for more information and will update when we hear back.


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