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  • Spotify Stations will no longer be available from May 16.
  • The app will be shut down both on its mobile apps and on the web.
  • Spotify Stations first launched in Australia in 2018 and later rolled out in the US in 2019.

A few years ago Spotify opened up a second app that offered an experience based around “radio” stations. Now, Spotify Stations is shutting down later this month. As announced in an email to some subscribers, Spotify said stations are being shut down on May 16, 2022. The app will be shut down both on its mobile apps and on the web. Technically, Stations has been in beta this entire time, with a slow rollout to Spotify’s supported regions.

As posted by Jared Newman on Twitter, the email being sent to Stations users reads:

“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. 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”.

Spotify hasn’t elaborated on the reason behind its decision to shut down Stations but notes that users can move all of their favorite stations to the main Spotify app to continue listening to them. The company says that while it doesn’t take sunsetting services lightly, Spotify Radio provides a similar listening experience to Stations so listeners can use that instead. Spotify Radio is a feature in the main app that creates a playlist based on any song, album, playlist, or artist you select.

Spotify Is Already Shutting Down The Stations App

The Spotify Stations app has been removed from the App Store and Play Store on iOS and Android, respectively. Furthermore, visiting the Spotify Stations website displays a message prompting users to transfer their stations to the regular Spotify site. You should be able to keep using the Stations app if it’s already on your phone, but once May 16 rolls around, it’ll be gone for good.

As of Friday morning, the Stations app has disappeared from both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store, but the app itself seems to be functional for the time being to allow current users to move their stations to the main app.

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