Stations by Spotify
A STREAMLINED SPOTIFY FOR CASUAL PLAYLISTERS. Free | spotify.com/au Music streaming mammoth Spotify has snuck a new ‘experimental’ app dedicated entirely to playlists onto the Google Play Store. Stations is incredibly streamlined compared to the fully-fledged Spotify app, featuring little more than a list of curated playlists to scroll through, as well as some of the service’s personalised options, such as Discover Weekly, that use algorithms to suggest new and relevant music. You can customise which of the pre-selected stations appear in your menu, but you won’t be able to create your own. The current playlist will begin to play as soon as you open the app and the only options you’re given is to pause or favourite the track, or scroll to a different playlist. If you already have a Spotify account and are logged in on your device, the app will automatically log you in and pull your user data for its personalised playlists. Otherwise, you’ll have to create a free account and select a few artists as a starting point. While the latest from Spotify certainly is streamlined and will suit those after a background soundtrack, there’s never been an easier way to slip into repetitive music habits.