Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Spotify Experimenting With New Pandora-Inspired Streaming App

CREDIT Courtesy of Google Play CREDIT Courtesy of Google Play
| 01 February, 2018, 01:11

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).

Despite having nearly all the music in the world at your hands with streaming services like Spotify, it can sometimes be too overwhelming that you can't decide what to listen to. When you will scroll inside the app, stations will be easily changed.

The app will apparently learn by watching what you listen to, with the description stating "As you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalised stations that you'll love" - sounds interesting.

With Stations, the company looks like it has taken an alternative approach by creating a standalone app that offers more direct competition to Pandora.

"When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge".

The unanswered question is, will Stations give users another reason not to pay for a Premium subscription? They have actually also branched out into on-demand music streaming similar to Spotify.


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.

It also seems to be unavailable to download in the United Kingdom and US, although reports suggest Australia now has access. Among the thousands of curated playlists and custom-made selections Stations also features Spotify's personalised playlists for you like Discover Weekly and Release Radar.

It would seem that Spotify has a new app in testing on Android.

The company calls Stations an "experiment" that will help people "listen to great music".

We've asked Spotify about a United Kingdom launch, and will update this article with any response.

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