SPOTIFY LAUNCHES STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
Available only to Australian Android users so far, Stations is Spotify's latest app that has launched via the Play Store this week.
The app opens right into a curated directory of playlists, similar to those found via the Spotify app, but now called 'stations'.
The Play Store listing describes the app:
Stations is the easiest way to listen to the music you love. Totally free,
Stations is reported to be an experiment by Spotify to "make it easy for anyone to listen to great music."
Within seconds of loading the app, select your station and the music starts. With functionality reminiscent of Pandora which ceased operating in Australia in 2017, users can 'like' tracks and Stations will personalise the music played.
When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge. With Stations, you can listen immediately, and switching stations is simple and seamless — no searching or typing needed.
There's no ability to search or skip tracks. Just a pause or like (in the form of a heart) function.
No word yet either on an iOS version of Stations.
Get the app here, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
GadgetNET says: Stations could be Spotify's answer to put the nail in the Pandora coffin. We're streaming Stations in our office right now completely free of charge, what's the catch? Give it a shot.
As the publisher of both GadgetNET and StereoNET, Marc can still be found buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the Event Director of the International HiFi Show.
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