The experimental app mimics the experience of listening to the radio or Pandora by requiring less manual input from users.
Spotify’s experimental lean-back listening app Stations is now available for both iOS and Android devices in the U.S. The app was previously only available in Australia, where it was introduced for Android in January 2018 and iOS just last month.
Stations is a minimalist spin-off of the standard Spotify app that effectively mimics the experience of listening to the radio by requiring less manual input from users. Unlike the main Spotify app, there is no typing or searching required; users simply tap, scroll and swipe to create the experience they want. Over time, Stations personalizes playlists (“stations”) for each individual user based on their listening history. It is meant to be a complementary experience to Spotify's main app.