For those who can try Stations, it's designed around big font and individual playlists, all created to build around your preferences without any real user interaction beyond select the playlist.
Spotify have silently launched a new mobile app that is dedicated to exploring and streaming playlists and stations. The app is totally free according to the Google Play listing which was first spotted by Variety, and is being tested as an experiment here in Australia ahead of a broader launch.
Stations gives you simple, ad-supported, yet nonetheless subscription-free, listening of all of Spotify's curated playlists.
While Spotify claims it is simply testing a new product, this could take the Swedish entity one step closer to conquering the streaming market.
You don't need to be a paying Spotify member to use the app, but TechCrunch says it has a built-in log-in button for the main application. You switch between them by scrolling; Spotify specifically calls out that no typing or searching is necessary to use Stations. Spotify haven't commented on the app yet. True to its branding, music starts to play the moment users are logged in. All you have to do is swipe through the available stations which include Indie, Folk, Classical, and also some situational options like Roadtrip, Workout, Feel Good, etc.
The app appears to be a streamlined, though somewhat watered-down version of Pandora. With the condensed user interface recommendations are important so that you can easily find the playlists and stations you want to hear. In the Google Play Store, seven reviews on the app have already been shared.