Spotify Testing 'Stations' App for Quick Access to New Jams

Spotify Tests Free Stations App for Leanback Listening

Spotify Tests Free Stations App for Leanback Listening

While we can see the listing on Google Play on a browser, we can confirm that it's not compatible with our Android devices, including a flagship phone (Galaxy S8). Like Spotify's core service, there's a personalization element with user-based playlists created once enough music has been played for it to gather data.

There once was a time when Pandora was the king of online listening, as it provided its users with customizable radio stations based on artists, genres, songs, and other preferences.

Spotify is easily one of the most popular apps to stream music, and now, it's launching a new "Stations" app to appeal to another segment of listeners. "With Stations, you can listen immediately, and switching stations is simple and seamless- no searching or typing needed". Even though news of Stations has been making the rounds today, the Play Store says that the app only has 50-100 downloads at the time of this writing.

The "if you like this, you'll also like this" service has been done numerous times, with the likes of Last.fm and Pandora in the USA being wildly successful. They have actually also branched out into on-demand music streaming similar to Spotify.

Apple working on bigger (and cheaper) 6.1-inch iPhone
The news agency cited weaker-than-expected sales results at the end of the holiday season as the reason for the move. It might end up looking a lot like its predecessor with hardware upgrades like the A11 chipset and a bigger battery.

It also seems to be unavailable to download in the United Kingdom and U.S., although reports suggest Australia now has access. The app does not let users create their own playlists, but they are able to customise and hide the ones that have been curated for them. The app called "Stations" was quietly released in Australia for Androids on Tuesday, according to The Daily Dot.

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

It is a free app and doesn't require a Spotify Premium subscription to access.

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

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