Spotify experiments with playlist-streaming app

The idea is that Stations links to your Spotify account and serves up its curated playlists – such as ‘Discover Weekly’ and ‘Release Radar’ – alongside your own.

It only allows the user to switch between playlists, play and pause songs. Songs can also be favourited, so "as you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalised stations that you’ll love,” promises the Spotify Station description in the Google Play store.

There is already a 'stations' section within Spotify's main music streaming service, but the Stations app looks (from the image above, at least) to provide a more dedicated, intuitive and user-friendly experience for heavy playlist users. There's currently no word on Spotify Connect or Google Chromecast integration.

Stations is free to download and use - as per usual, Spotify Premium subscribers won’t be subject to adverts.

However, for now it’s no more than an experiment available only to Android users in Australia. Whether it will roll out across other markets and to iOS users remains to be seen.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.