Spotify recently brought a free radio streaming option to iOS users, and today it brings the same feature to Android devices.
Starting today Spotify users on Android can create radio stations based on songs, artists, albums, or playlists. The new feature is available to any Spotify user, whether they pay for the service or not. All users get unlimited skips in each radio station, however free users have to deal with breaks in their music for ads.
Like the iOS app, the radio feature in the Android app lets users give users a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to rate each song. Spotify saves songs that users like to a playlist so they can listen to them again later. The downside [...]
Spotify started gunning for Pandora when it offered a radio option in the desktop app, and now it’s going after Pandora’s mobile apps.
The latest version of Spotify for iOS includes the ability to listen to personalized radio for free. Unlike the rest of the Spotify app, the radio feature is ad-supported for users who don’t want to pay $9.99 per month for the streaming service. The free radio works like Pandora radio: users can listen to an unlimited amount of music, but they only have a limited number of skips available each hour.
The new radio feature adds the ability to give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to personalize the station more. Songs [...]