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

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

It also touts the fact that users don't need to search for anything, or type into the app at all. "As you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalised stations that you'll love", Spotify noted in the app listing for Stations.

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.

Spotify is testing a new, standalone app for Android devices.

While such an app may not appeal to Spotify users with premium accounts, the allure of free music streaming could catch the attention of people who have yet to sign up to Google's Play Music service, providing they can stomach the in-app adverts.

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This is when Pandora's non-interactive streaming service thrived in generating stations based on artist or genre, yet always creating chaos when an unstoppable ad came on. It only appears to be available in Australia.

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. The app is now an Android exclusive and, at least at the time of publication, appears to still only be available in Australia. There is no option to skip through songs but it does keep track of your music listening habits so as to suggest songs that match your mood or taste. It's still not clear if it will make its way to other countries or if an iOS version is in the works. Again, from the app description: "When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge".

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


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