Spotify has elected to shut down Stations, an app designed to function similar to a radio station. Launched at the end of the last decade, Stations would begin playing music as soon as users opened the app. While listeners were not able to pick specific tracks to play, they could personalize their experience by selecting their favorite artists from a list provided within the app.
“Stations is shutting down on May 16th. The stations you created will go away, but you can still enjoy Spotify by logging in with your Stations account. Discover playlists made for you, plus millions of songs and podcasts,” a statement from Spotify obtained by The Verge reads.
In light of Stations’ demise, Spotify has upgraded its Spotify Radio experience within the main app. Users can now enjoy personalized stations as well as news and music playlists for drivers.
“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 told Tech Crunch.