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Spotify’s Pandora-esque Stations app will shut down on May 16

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experimental is soon no more. The company says it will shut down the app on May 16. It took a leaf from the Pandora playbook of Stations, because the app and web player provided a way to listen to curated playlists in a radio-like format. Stations debuted in Australia in 2018 and arrived in the US the following year. The app has since been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store.

The company says it often conducts tests to “create better listening experiences” for users. Our “Spotify Stations Beta was one of those tests,” Spotify told † “We will be discontinuing the current feature, but users will be able to easily transfer their favorite stations and enjoy a similar radio experience directly from the Spotify app.”

If you are a Stations user, you can: move the channels you want to keep to the Spotify app. You can find them in your library in a folder called Spotify Stations.

Those who like and the streamlined design may be disappointed by the move. However, the company noted that the radio feature in the main app offers a similar feature: it can create an ad hoc station based on any artist, song, album, or playlist.

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