Spotify experiments with Pandora-like playlists app

01 February, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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"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.

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.

Spotify is perhaps best known for its on-demand music streaming service by the same name but now the company could be looking to branch out, if only slightly. You'll instead have to rely on the app's ability to automatically generate new playlists based on your musical tastes.

It's called Stations, and it's a free app with a simple interface that only offers up playlists.

Mashable reports that the ad-free app is created to help you get music on your speakers without breaking a sweat.

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You can scroll through stations like Classic R&B, Indie, Folk, Acoustic Hits, Feel Good, Workout, Roadtrip, and Jazz to pick whatever you're in the mood for. Even though news of Stations has been making the rounds today, the Play Store says that the app only has 50-100 downloads at the time of this writing. That said, if you want to participate in testing Stations, you may be out of luck.

An app that focuses on leanback listening via personalized radio stations: That approach seems very reminiscent to Pandora's original streaming service.

There's yet another way to stream your favorite music and discover new favorite artists.

The app appears to be a streamlined, though somewhat watered-down version of Pandora. The latter two are easily among Spotify's most sought-after features. It also put an end to copying-and-pasting links. In the Google Play Store, seven reviews on the app have already been shared.

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