Spotify Tests Free Pandora-Like 'Stations' Playlist App

Spotify Tests Free Stations App for Leanback Listening

"When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge", the app's description reads. "With Stations, you can listen immediately, and switching stations is simple and seamless - no searching or typing needed". Instead, when they choose to go with this new service they can easily listen to all the playlists they have created so far, choose to listen to available playlists based on the genre of the song and tap into trending numbers. According to TC, Spotify is testing the app in Australia, but that it's not compatible with a lot of Android devices. "Stations is an experiment by Spotify that makes it easy for anyone to listen to great music". If you're looking for ad-free listening, then, you might want to stick with Spotify proper for the time being. Spotify has not indicated if the app will be rolled out globally, and no word yet if the company has plans to extend it to other operating systems like iOS.

The app is now only available in Australia, but can be found in the Google Play Store.

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.




The app appears to be a streamlined, though somewhat watered-down version of Pandora.

Last October Spotify announced a brand new mobile app designed specifically to help artists, including their managers, and members of their entourage better manage their presence when using its service. It is much like a radio and users can scroll through playlists that are already there. All you're able to do on the Stations app is pause, play and "love" a track.

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