[Radio] Create New Station button missing

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[Radio] Create New Station button missing

tkannenb
Casual Listener

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Platform

Windows 10

 

On the Radio screen, I used to be able to create a new station by clicking the Create New Station button, as described here in the documentation.  But that button has disappeared from the page, and there does not appear to be any other way to create a new station.

 

Peter
Spotify Legend

Hey @schaadman and @lauramcc,

 

Thanks for your questions.

 

Under Radio, you will find a list of recommended stations which are in the new (finite) Radio playlist format. These are based on your recent listening.

 

Under Stations, you can find any endless Radio stations that you are following. These can be generated in one of two ways:

  1. When Autoplay is switched on and you reach the end of an album/playlist
  2. When you right-click on a playlist and select Go to Playlist Radio.

To follow a Radio station, just click on the three-dot menu in the Radio station in desktop and click Follow.

 

Hope that clears things up! Let us know if you have any further questions.

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jankyupeblik
Regular

Like heck you've noticed the problem. Fix it. I don't want to hear your ridiculous acknowledgments.

tkannenb
Casual Listener

@Peter wrote:

Hey folks,

 

We just wanted to let you know that this is expected behaviour since we rolled out our new Radio feature to all platforms.

 

To find out how the new Radio works, just head over to this thread.

 

Thanks!

 


Hey Spotify,

 

You know what else is expected behavior?  People canceling their Spotify subscriptions because you decided to remove the feature they felt was worth paying for.

 

To find out how people feel about how the new "Radio" works, keep on reading this thread.

 

Thanks!

Chanteur
Music Fan

@Peter wrote:

Hey folks,

 

We just wanted to let you know that this is expected behaviour since we rolled out our new Radio feature to all platforms.

 

To find out how the new Radio works, just head over to this thread.

 

Thanks!

 


Where is the "dislike" button...

We need one here...

japrile-us
Casual Listener

Yeah, its really really stupid...

 

To the point that the last "radio playlist" I attempted went something like "Disturbed", "Shinedown"...... "Thomas Rhett....??... huh

 

wth... !?!?!?!?!

 

Since there was no way to remove the random country song from the rock playlist, I had just skip it....

 

Real great idea Spotify

algenib
Casual Listener

It seems like Spotify has no intention in reinstating the radio stations as they were so I will go back to my free account. Sucks cuz I signed up for the trial to test it out as my plan was to get the family plan for me and my niece but I am not about to give away money when the one feature I wanted is the one feature that's been removed. 

Chanteur
Music Fan

@algenib wrote:

It seems like Spotify has no intention in reinstating the radio stations as they were so I will go back to my free account. Sucks cuz I signed up for the trial to test it out as my plan was to get the family plan for me and my niece but I am not about to give away money when the one feature I wanted is the one feature that's been removed. 


Indeed, if we all cancel then maybe they will get the picture...

But I am not holding my breath...

I switched back to Pandora.

schaadman
Newbie

So looks like Spotify squashed creating new stations - is that right?

 

If so what is the point of having 'Stations' listed in the Library menu?  Is that just to **bleep** off users (a.k.a. CUSTOMERS) because they have to look in TWO places to see Stations they have created and/or Radios saved to Playlist?!?? 

 

Why aren't Radios listed under Stations in the Library menu??

 

What up Spotify??  Having some trouble with logic and common sense?!?!

lauramcc
Regular

I've been wondering the same thing. Pointless - and annoying!

Peter
Spotify Legend

Hey @schaadman and @lauramcc,

 

Thanks for your questions.

 

Under Radio, you will find a list of recommended stations which are in the new (finite) Radio playlist format. These are based on your recent listening.

 

Under Stations, you can find any endless Radio stations that you are following. These can be generated in one of two ways:

  1. When Autoplay is switched on and you reach the end of an album/playlist
  2. When you right-click on a playlist and select Go to Playlist Radio.

To follow a Radio station, just click on the three-dot menu in the Radio station in desktop and click Follow.

 

Hope that clears things up! Let us know if you have any further questions.

ksreed
Regular

Still incapable of saving stations to your list of stations.

Peter
Spotify Legend

Hey @ksreed.

 

Thanks for reaching out 🙂

 

Could you let us know what exactly isn't working for you? We'll do our best to help you out.

 

Thanks! We'll be looking out for your reply.

03-ckyvl_ivh5
Roadie

I do not understand anything. Spotiy is increasingly confusing.
Example:
Band: Pavement.
If I create an artist radio, spotify creates a playlist of 50 songs. This playlist can be saved. Ok.

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If I have "Autoplay" activated, and I reach the end of the playlist, it becomes a station. But this station can not be stored in stations. Why do I have "Stations" in "Your library"?

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"Stations" in "Your library" does not allow me to create new Stations. Right now my stations are a mix of playlists and stations ????? I do not understand anything.

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How can everything be so confusing? Lots of developers and designers working on Spotify to finish designing something that does not make any sense.

ksreed
Regular

Can create stations but can't save them to the stations list.

mrlinc
Newbie

Ive done as you asked and let the playlist play through but it still does not turn into a station. It remains a playlist with a finite number of songs that I can "like" or "dislike". 

Steps taken:

-went to an artist that I follow

- clicked on Go to Artist Radio

- playlist radio  was created

- followed playlist

- Playlist remains playlist after playing through finite list. 

Please advise. (hoping I'm doing something wrong and not that the service I'm paying for is not working properly) 

thanks, 

 

 

 

Chanteur
Music Fan

Unfortunately you are right.

 

they removed this feature.

 

I canceled long time ago and got a chargeback on my funds.

ksreed
Regular

Yep seems infinite radio stations are gone replaced with Spotifys patented finite radio stations. I had 2 saved from when it still allowed stations which is the reason I joined spotify.  They are gone now along with all the customization I put into them. Tried to make a new station based on the same stuff but 80% of the list that they give me is not what I want so now I'm suck with a non customizable station where I only enjoy 20% of its music.

lauramcc
Regular

I don't get it. Why are the Radio Stations that I'm following listed under Playlists and not under Radio (mobile) or Stations (desktop)?  All I have under those are a bunch of suggested radio stations. It's confusing and frustrating

Blessedjac
Gig Goer

I am not following you.  There is no way to save or follow a radio playlist from iPhone interface. Can you illustrate in details the steps ? Kindly be precise as this update that was rolled out is rude.

All my radio / station playlists are missing.  

 

platform : iphone

user: premium  ( for now) 

 

 

ksreed
Regular

Started listening to goldfish so decided to create a "station" for one of their albums. What should have been "3 Second Memory Radio" was just "Goldfish Radio". I though ok weird and compared it to artist radio you can make. They were exactly the same list of songs not to mention same number of followers. Custom stations are dead for good it seems.

aak6yjk-_r05
Newbie
They are suggesting we vote the old radio stations back as a feature! https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Android-Radio-bring-back-song-radio-follow-feature-on-ap...
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