Spotify will permanently shut down Stations, its radio service, in May

Spotify will permanently shut down Stations, its radio service, in May

After several years, Spotify will say goodbye to Stations (Photo: Pixabay)

Spotify is a streaming service that is characterized by its podcast and music libraryhowever, it also has other things like annual summaries, options for car and gas stations radio through stationswhich was launched on a trial basis in 2018 and will be closed in May 2022.

Available on iOS (until 2019) and Android for both paid and free subscribers, it was characterized as a lightweight app opened in the US on a trial basis. However, a few years after its launch, Spotify is considering canceling it.

According to 9to5Google, Spotify has started notifying users that the app will shut down on May 16. In case you used stations you can go to this link to transfer saved playlists to the main Spotify app.

The farewell message Stations would give to its relatively few users is as follows:

Spotify will continue to test its Terms of Service (Photo: Pixabay)

Spotify will continue to test its Terms of Service (Photo: Pixabay)

“The stations will close on May 16. The stations you created will be gone, but you can still enjoy Spotify by logging in with your Stations account. Discover playlists made just for you, plus millions of songs and podcasts. »

The available stations included a number of preset stations and some that could be created by choosing favorite artists from a list, the application would thus attempt to personalize the experience over time.

Also, as soon as the app was opened, it started playing, and while users could swap out their favorite stations/playlists, there was no way to choose specific tracks or artists. Besides, returning to a station, it started just when it was left.

In a statement delivered to Tech Crunch Spotify said of its various projects: “Some of these tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others they only serve as important learning. Our Spotify Stations Beta was one such test. We will be removing 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 logo (Photo: Onur Dogman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Spotify logo (Photo: Onur Dogman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

As indicated Tech Crunch, Spotify has announced a rebranding of its live audio platform from Greenroom to Spotify Live last month and will include its functionality in the main app and make a standalone app available.

Spotify provides sound quality by default. This quality varies depending on two factors: the Spotify plan; free or paid, and the internet speed offered by the device connected. Whichever version of Spotify you use has an effect.

Example: The maximum speed of the Spotify web player is 128Kbit free Yes 256 Kbits of payment.

But if Spotify is used for pc, Mac, iOS Is android the best quality that will be obtained is 160Kbps free Yes 320 Kbps for payments. In the case of Podcast, the quality is 96 Kbits. Interestingly, the web player is up to 128 Kbits.

Millions of users use Spotify around the world (Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Millions of users use Spotify around the world (Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

From there, to get the best default quality, the following steps should be followed:

1. Access Setting. Depending on the platform, access rights may vary slightly. All versions of Spotify include this option except the web player.

2. Once in Settings, go to Sound quality. By default, automatic mode is usually activated, adapting to the speed available at that time.

3. But if you want the best quality, choose high by default.

Depending on whether the user is home alone or walked or jogged outside, or took public transport during rush hour, it is convenient to use one volume or another as default in spotify so as not to lose the details of the music outside.

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