Spotify has launched Stations, a brand new ad-supported app that permits you to hearken to playlists curated by the corporate at no cost.
It’s presently solely accessible for Android to customers in Australia, and has been labeled an ‘experiment,’ so it isn’t but clear whether or not it’ll arrive on different platforms and in different international locations.
For now, Stations looks like it’s designed that will help you get music in your audio system with minimal effort: as a substitute of trying to find artists and albums, you merely choose from a spread of playlists, labeled by style. Mashable notes that you simply’ll additionally discover Spotify’s Launch Radar and Uncover Weekly playlists in there.
Plus, liking songs to point what you’re into will unlock customized stations. Nonetheless, you may’t skip songs or create curate your personal playlists by including tracks.
It’ll be fascinating to see if Stations positive factors steam, because it may enable Spotify to compete with the likes of Pandora and usher in advert income, with out having to cost new customers.
Personally, I choose having the ability to select songs, uncover artists individually, and hearken to albums of their entirety, so it doesn’t sound like Stations is for me. Nevertheless it may definitely attraction to people who wish to tune into one thing proper fast, or set the temper for a celebration with out a lot fuss.
Discover Stations on Google Play by following this hyperlink.