In addition to podcasts, Spotify has been testing out another app called, “Stations” which is a lightweight app available for both free and paying subscribers.
Spotify’s iOS app was more of a test, but now it is shutting down this Friday, May 16th. The app first debuted in other countries on Android, and has now been made available in the US as well on both Android and iOS.
If you’ve saved playlists within Stations, it can be transferred to the main Spotify app. Lists from Stations are now available on the main front page and your favorites will automatically update as you listen.
Spotify’s Stations will no longer be available on May 16th, but you can still enjoy them by signing in with your existing Stations account. There are playlists for every mood, activity, or genre and millions of songs and podcasts to listen to.
With Stations, the app starts playing music as soon as you open it and there is no way to choose individual artists or tracks. The app relies on a variety of preset stations and offers a limited number of custom ones created by selecting your favorite artists from a list.
In a statement given to TechCrunch, Spotify said of its various projects: “Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. Our Spotify Stations Beta was one of those tests. We will be sunsetting the current feature, but users will be able to easily transfer their favorite stations and enjoy a similar radio experience directly within the Spotify app.”
Spotify has improved their service with an easier to use user interface. Now, users can make personalized radio stations and in-theater sound tracks using the main app.
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