Sta­tions by Spo­tify

TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ HARRY DOMANSKI ]

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.

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