What you need to know
- Spotify Stations is shutting down.
- The company will shut down the app and web player on May 16.
- The web player no longer works and the app is no longer available to download.
Spotify Stations, the music service's "radio station" app, is shutting down.
As reported by 9to5Google, in an email to users, the company announced that the Spotfy Stations app and web experience will both be shutting down on May 16, 2022.
The email, which was posted to Twitter by Jared Newman, offers existing users a way to transfer their stations to the main Spotify app.
In a statement, a spokesperson from Spotify said that "some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning" and that Spotify Stations ended up being the latter.
While Spotify Stations is gone, users will still be able to use Stations in the main Spotify app. If they want to use the rest of the features that the main Spotify experience offers, they will need to subscribe to the paid version of the service.
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