It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that Spotify was a Europe exclusive streaming application. When it finally debuted in the U.S last July, Spotify didn’t put any limits on how many hours you could stream music via the desktop application. Spotify is available on many mobile platform from Android to Windows Phone and obviously iPhone. Spotify said it was coming and now you can find it in the App Store. Spotify has now been optimized for the iPad with the iPhone app becoming a universal application. A premium subscription is required to be able to use Spotify on your mobile device though.
Here are a few features of Spotify for iPad:
- Retina graphics for iPad – dazzling display, razor sharp images, richer colors
- Even easier to browse and explore Spotify’s entire 18 million* song catalogue
- New ‘Now Playing’ full-screen view with high-definition cover art
- Search for playlists, users and music – all from the same view
- Check out what’s hot and find trending playlists & songs amongst your friends
- Inbox grouped by user for easy searching
- Gapless playback and crossfade
- AirPlay integration
You can try Spotify Premium for a 48 hour period. If you would like to continue using Spotify’s premium service it will cost $9.99 a month. The Spotify press release can be found below as well as a link to the App Store.
App Store Link: Spotify
Say Hello to Spotify for iPad
Today we’re extremely proud to present our native iPad app in all its green-hued glory. Features include:
Retina graphics for iPad – dazzling display, razor sharp images, richer colors
Even easier to browse and explore Spotify’s entire 17 million* song catalogue
New ‘Now Playing’ full-screen view with high-definition cover art
Search for playlists, users and music – all from the same view
Check out what’s hot and find trending playlists & songs amongst your friends
Inbox grouped by user for easy searching
Gapless playback and crossfade
Enjoying all the world’s music instantly on your iPad has never been easier. And with the brand new full-screen view and AirPlay integration, Spotify and your iPad are perfect for each other, both as your pumped-up living room stereo and your lean, green music machine when you’re on the move.
For up-and-coming UK singer-songwriter/producer Labrinth, the new Spotify for iPad app is perfect for touring: “My iPad’s always with me on the road so being able to access whatever music I’m feeling right at that moment – either classic or fresh tracks – and then share those with my fans is a big deal,” he said. “As an artist I love the way my music is presented so slickly. Artwork is really important to me, and in Spotify’s iPad app it’s like it’s popping off the screen.”
Click here to check out the Spotify for iPad video on YouTube. You’ll find the full-range of hi-res videos, screenshots and images here.
Spotify Premium subscribers can head over to the App Store to get their hands on the new Spotify iPad app. Non-subscribers can sign up to our 30-day Spotify Premium free trial to check out the app today! www.spotify.com/freetrial