Stations by Spotify

Stations is the easiest way to listen to the music you love.

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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. As you listen, it learns what you like and creates personalised stations that you’ll love.

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Potentially cool

    Cons: 

    Region-locked and Android-only.

    Stop with the teasing, Spotify.

    Wojtek Witkowski has never used this product.
  • Alina TroelnikovaNeed to discover something new
    Pros: 

    don’t have to search for music for a long time

    Cons: 

    not available in my country, used it with vpn

    add more countries

    Alina Troelnikova has used this product for one day.

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Adam Marx@adammarx13 · Freelance writer/editor and music addict
This concept is a lot of "ehh." A lot of it is Spotify flexing their brand power before IPO (not uncommon), but I *still* think it distracts from two major things: 1. Their actual business model & strategies which still leave a lot of fundamental questions unanswered, and 2. Other areas of the music business (outside streaming) which they are pretty much ignoring (to their own disadvantage imo) Actually, one could argue that this is Spotify drawing attention to one of the major flaws in its own system: that its hyper-curative approach is great for recommendations, but crap for serendipity. While they currently win in the curation game, they fall far short in the pleasurable serendipity that characterizes the radio format. Things go in cycles, and it seems that we're at the end of the hyper-curation cycle, and moving back towards a preferred focus on serendipity (not unsurprising, given how curated our music tastes and "discovery" have become). We'll see how it rolls out, but this initial release and fanfare (or lack thereof) leaves me fairly underwhelmed by the overall concept right this moment.
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · I talk about apps on YouTube <3
@adammarx13 You make some valid points. Question for you: when you add 2 whole albums to your queue, do they get placed in proper order or does something wonky happen? Whenever I try to queue up 2 albums, the 2nd album gets placed in between the 1st and 2nd song of the 1st album. I'm talking to Spotify about this issue but I just wanted to see if anyone else had noticed this kind of behavior as Spotify hasn't been super clear whether this is an error for just my account or something they never fixed.
Adam Marx@adammarx13 · Freelance writer/editor and music addict
@jeffeisley I don't use spotify so I'm not really the right person to ask about technical quirks like this.
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · I talk about apps on YouTube <3
@adammarx13 Ah no problem, thanks anyway
Andrew Mutavdzija@andym_dc · JD
Only available in Australia :-/
A Singh@asingh2 · Tech obsessed student.
@andym_dc hahahaha it's actually pretty funny. For once we down here in Australia get something before the rest for the world. 😁
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · I talk about apps on YouTube <3
@andym_dc @asingh2 haha hell yeah! cheers m8!
Braxton Huff 🙌🏻@3raxton · Creator traveling the world 🙌🏻
Can't wait for this on iOS. I think it will help my dad make the switch from Pandora to Spotify. Something for that smaller, underserved by big streaming platforms, audience.
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · I talk about apps on YouTube <3
@3raxton you nailed it yea
Jim RandPro@jimsrand · CEO, Switchboard
I think this is actually a pretty smart experiment to run. It will answer questions about user behavior, potential growth strategy options, lateral expansion potential, and it rounds out the experience from a user perspective... I would totally use it if it were available in Canada.
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · I talk about apps on YouTube <3
@jimsrand could not agree more
David A. Lindahl@austriker27 · web dev | into design & startups
To save other people from making the same mistake I did: it is not available in the USA.