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This article was published on February 2, 2016

SoundCloud gets serious about music discovery with new non-stop stations

SoundCloud gets serious about music discovery with new non-stop stations
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

SoundCloud has always been one of my favorite ways to discover new artists and music — alongside Hype Machine — and today it’s gotten a little better for casual discovery.

An app update for iOS has added a new ‘station’ feature that lets you create non-stop playlists made up of songs the service thinks you might like. SoundCloud uses your listening habits, likes and other data to create a mix.

To create a station, head to a track you like on your phone, hit the three dots at the bottom of the screen then ‘start station.’ Once you’ve listened to a station once, you can find it on your profile under ‘recent stations’ for later re-listening.

This is a feature already live on Pandora and something I’d been wishing would come to Soundcloud so I don’t have to go anywhere else — it’s just surprising it took this long.

Strangely the new station feature isn’t available on the Web yet, though we’ve asked if it’ll eventually make its way there.

SoundCloud [iOS / Android]

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