Spotify Stations

Last modified
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Description of App

Taken from AppStore
Easily create stations for all the music you love, all for free. With the world’s music at your fingertips, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge. Stations gets you to music instantly—no searching or typing needed. As Stations learns more about what you like, it creates stations packed with the music you love, made just for you. Stations is an experiment by Spotify, and we’re always looking for ways to make it better.

Version

1.16.1

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This is very accessible with voice over.
The buttons are clearly labeled.
Each station created by the user has a tab. As you swipe through the tabs, your stations will change. This used to bother me, but it functions like live radio. So whatever station is selected will be playing.
You add artists to stations by doing the following.
Scroll or select your station, double tap and hold until it brings up the station. From here, you can add or remove artists. So far, I can only add artists. I don't know if this a voice over issue, or that feature is still unavailable. The remove button that does appear when you bring up the station removes the whole station.
Remember, this is a new feature.

iOS Version

13.1.3

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a Spotify plugin, so it is very basic.

Recommendations

4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jen 9 months 1 week ago

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Comments

Submitted by J.P. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I use this app when I’m lacy and don’t want to search much. Very accessible. The one thing I dislike was mentioned by you. I’d rather activate stations myself. The automatic switch really throws me off sometimes. A toggle for that would be nice.

Submitted by Jen on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Correction to my Original Question
It is possible to continue searching, and adding selected artists to a station. So you aren't limited by your first search, as I thought previously.

I searched for Jimi Hendrix, and a few artists similar to him appeared when I clicked on his name. So I added one or two of those.
But is there a way to search again, and add more artists to that station?
Or are you confined to the ones similar to your original search?

Submitted by ming on Friday, October 25, 2019

well,
I am using spotify myself.
and
and just wondering.
1. what's the differences compare with the original one.
2. if I have an account! does it connect to it as well?

Submitted by J.P. on Friday, October 25, 2019

Hi,
This is a separate app, but uses the same credentials.
The main difference is an easier way to create radio style stations. It starts with a favorites station, along with some of your most listened artists and genres. You can add similar artists to the list, or create new stations altogether. Stations were a feature much lacking in the main Spotify app. Unless counting on the Daily Mix and Made for you playlists.
The algorithm will also continue to track your listening habits. Helping to make your stations smarter

Submitted by ming on Friday, October 25, 2019

if I play some music on spotify (original app) does it has butterfly effect that let the Spotify Stations change or add new station as well?

Submitted by J.P. on Friday, October 25, 2019

Hi Ming,
Since both apps use the same credentials, they both get smarter. Your playlists and stations will continue to change reflecting your listening habits. The stations you listen to will also show in the recents list of the original Spotify app.

When you select your station, hold it down to activate it. Then there should be a search button. Search for the artist you want, double tap, and it should select it. At the very bottom of the screen is a next button. You can click on that and it should add it.
Does that make sense? I think I rambled.

Submitted by Aaron on Monday, December 16, 2019

In reply to by ming

Yes, it connects to your account.
The difference is that the main app lets you play certain songs, and make playlists. The stations app is like pandora almost. You can't skip back, but you can skip forward. Stations also has been spitting more good songs lately. I think the main app's algorithm is broken. It plays very little new stuff.