Spotify Stations was first released in Australia and other countries in 2018, however, it was still in beta at the time as well as today the same beta app we used. Spotify Stations, like the main Spotify app, play music but also create playlists based on what users listen to by tapping thumbs up or down on any track.
However, the Spotify Stations app will be retired on May 16th, 2022, and the company will send emails to its users informing them of this.
First of all, we’d like to thank you for being a user of Spotify Stations, the beta app we have been testing. We have decided not to extend the rollout of this experience, and we wish to inform you that as of May 16, 2022, the Stations app and web player will no longer be available.
Once users close the app, it will stop working on both mobile and web. The web application is currently unavailable. While the mobile app remains functional on devices, the Play Store‘s website no longer allows Stations to be installed on Android devices. On a more positive note, Spotify informs Stations customers that they will still be able to use their stations after transferring them to the main Spotify app in an email sent out.
Don’t worry, you will still be able to listen to your favorite stations. In fact, by clicking here, you can easily move all of your favorite stations to the main Spotify experience and continue listening.
The app did not achieve much interest. According to a statement given to 9to5mac by Spotify, the beta app is one of the company’s trials that “serve only as an important learning.”
“At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of experiments to create better listening experiences for our users,” Spotify told 9to5Google. “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.”