Spotify station is the lightweight listening app which offers you easy access to a curated playlist, it has finally come to the US. This station is the stripped down version of the company’s flagship streaming music service, it can be downloaded for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The app is considered as an experimental version by Spotify and for others a Pandora copycat, due to its support for instant music playback at launch.
If you already have a Spotify account then you can use it to sign-in into the station app. If not, you have to create a new account which obviously requires your name, email address, date of birth and gender, and agreeing to the company’s terms of service. If you think of using a free plan, you’ll hear ads interspersed with songs on the Station app. While the Spotify premium account holder users will hear ad-free music.
More specifically the station app is designed for those who want a more radio-like experience. This lightweight listening app could also attract people who want a simple user interface. Because Spotify’s flagship app’s look-and-feel isn’t something that everyone likes. As we mentioned above free users will hear ads, could give a thumbs up and thumbs down to a song if they don’t like it, but can’t skip the tracks. On the other hand, Spotify premium users will get unlimited skips.
Moreover, the app consists of a wide range of top playlists by genre, decade, activity and more, but over time becomes more personalized to the end user. People can also personalize their own station by choosing favorite artists, just like the customization experience offered today by YouTube Music. A Favorites playlist, based on users’ own interests, is available too.
Back in 2018, the lightweight listening app arrived in Australia initially only for the Android uses. A month ago, it launched on iOS but only for Australia iPhone users. As for now, Spotify hasn’t commented on the recent projects they have been working but the expansion of the company seems like a positive sign. Spotify is getting good feedback from the station users.