Stations by Spotify App in Testing to Rival Pandora

Herbert Rhodes
February 3, 2018

Again, from the app description: "When you have access to all the music in the world, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge". If you choose to listen to only jazz songs, indie or pop hits, it will automatically open up a station and start playing.

In the app, users can choose from curated music stations that provide a more simplified way of listening to music.

Spotify is testing a new standalone app that would put it in direct competition with Pandora.

Stations is just a small experiment for now, so Spotify isn't making it widely available, reports Variety. "Totally free." Stations is also an "experiment", according to the company. "Spotify Stations" is flawless for anyone who wants to pull up a playlist or set a mood quickly, with very little effort.

Stations' listing on the Google Play Store tells us pretty much everything we need to know about the app.

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Mashable reports that the ad-free app is created to help you get music on your speakers without breaking a sweat. We'll see if the company decides to make anything official in the days and weeks to come, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know if you're able to download Stations while it's in this testing phase. However, you can't skip songs or create brand new stations.

As part of moves to remain competitive, Spotify launched a version of its app for iMessage in September.

This new playlist-based music app seems a lot like Pandora's original streaming service. From app design renders these will take the form of "favourite" playlists and those with particular themes such has "Aussie Top 50" and "Easy Listening".

In case you already have the Spotify app for iOS installed on your phone, you can simply switch on the new Spotify iMessage app from the iMessage App Store.

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