Say goodbye to Spotify Stations!
The Spotify app “Stations” is closing down on May 16th. The app was designed to provide curated playlists of music and allow users to access audio content more like a radio station, rather than picking out individual songs or creating their own playlists.
After first launching in Australia in 2018 and later rolling out in the United States in 2019, Spotify has been running an experiment with Stations since 2018. Now, 9to5Google reports that Spotify is notifying users that the app will shut down on May 16th. The app will be shut down both on its mobile apps and on the web.
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This sucks! pic.twitter.com/QaQrNBdHBP— Jared Newman (@OneJaredNewman) May 5, 2022
Spotify still didn’t give reasons behind shutting down the Station but Don’t worry, your favorite playlists and stations will still be available!. They say you can transfer your favorite stations from the site to the Standard Spotify app, they’ll be available in the standard app.
Now you can’t even install the app from the play store or even from the web page, but the downloaded app still works.
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A spokesperson for Spotify gave a statement to TechCrunch, says:
At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of experiments to create a better listening experience for our users. Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. Our Spotify Stations Beta was one of those tests. we will be sunsetting the current feature, but users will be able to easily transfer their favorite stations and enjoy a similar radio experience directly within the Spotify app.
Spotify is going to be rolling out a few changes. The streaming service announced it will integrate live audio capabilities from its companion app, Spotify Greenroom, within the main Spotify streaming app. The rebranded Spotify Live app will continue to allow independent creators to go live, while the regular “Spotify” app will feature content from a variety of original programming.
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