Spotify have a new app Stations that's all about playlists

Audrey Hill
February 3, 2018

While the music streaming service offers a free ad-supported subscription model, it is strongly focused towards desktop users. The latter two are easily among Spotify's most sought-after features.

The Spotify Stations app is available for download from the Google Play Store but the listing page mentions that it's not compatible with handsets in the United States and many other markets.

So far, users have given the beta app a 3.8 out 5 rating. The music options should adapt to the user's listening patterns as well.

This new playlist-based music app seems a lot like Pandora's original streaming service.

The idea behind the app is simple: it can be hard to figure out what you want to listen to sometimes, so the Stations app helps you get around that by providing you with a bunch of different stations personalised to your taste.

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The app doesn't require you to type anything, and you can scroll to change between stations. Mobile users are unable to skip through songs or play what they like using the free version of the app. There is no way they can create their own stations though they can customize the list of stations based on their preferences.

The app, which is now only available in Australia, works a lot like Spotify's own Radio Stations found in the core Spotify app and repackaged in a free, new box.

However, users will have to keep themselves restricted to listening to playlists that are already there. "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.

"As you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalised stations that you'll love".

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