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Spotify will definitively close Stations, its radio service, this May

Spotify is a streaming service that is characterized by its podcast and music libraryhowever, it also has other things like annual summaries, options for the car and stations of radio through Stationswhich was launched experimentally in 2018 and will be closed this May 2022.

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Available on iOS (until 2019) and Android for paid and free subscribers, it was characterized as a lightweight application open in the United States on a trial basis. However, a few years after its launch, Spotify plans to cancel it.

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

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The farewell message that Stations would be giving to its relatively few users is the following:

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

Available stations included a number of preset stations and some that could be created by choosing favorite artists from a list, thereby the app would try to personalize the experience over time.

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Also, as soon as the app was opened it would start playing, and while users could swap their preferred stations/playlists, there was no way to choose specific tracks or artists. Additionally, when returning to a station, it started right at the moment in which it had been left.

In a statement delivered to TechCrunch Spotify said of its various projects: “Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others they serve only as important learning. Our Spotify Stations Beta was one of those tests. We will be retiring 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.”

as pointed out TechCrunch, Spotify announced a rebranding for its live audio platform from Greenroom to Spotify Live last month and will include its features in the main app and make a standalone app available.

This is how you can improve the quality of music on Spotify

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

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

But if Spotify is used for pc, Mac, iOS either Androidthe highest quality that will be obtained is 160Kbps free Y 320 Kbps for payments. In the case of podcast, the quality is 96 Kbits. Interestingly, the web player is up to 128 Kbits.

From there, to get the best default quality, the following steps must 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, the automatic mode is usually activated, adapting to the speed available at that moment.

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

Depending on whether the user is alone at home or has been walking or jogging outdoors, or taking public transport at rush hour, it is convenient to use one volume or another by default in Spotify so as not to lose details of the music on the outside.

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