Spotify has finally launched its iPad application after endless months of using the iPhone application in 2X mode. We aren’t to sure what took so long either, competitors have been a step ahead of Spotify for months, already having an iPad application. But now that they have an application, lets go through the wonderful features that have come along with the release.
For one, if you have a new iPad, you can take advantage of the beautiful retina graphics, all album art is displayed in max resolution. Airplay features are also available. If you’ve used the iPhone application you have a great idea of what to expect though.
To take advantage of Spotify, you will need to purchase a monthly subscription. With your premium subscription you will receive ad-free listening at 320 kbps streaming. If you aren’t yet a member, try it out free of charge by clicking here.
Although the application is obviously stunning , we can’t forget that Spotify is still lacking features such as artist radio, or even a live feed of what friends are currently listening to. I’m not ready to complain though because Spotify did an excellent job with the application, and websites like The Verge,CNET, and few others seem to agree also.
Here are the full notes that came along with the release:
- Retina graphics for iPad – dazzling display, razor sharp images, richer colours
- 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
- New: Gapless playback and crossfade
- AirPlay integration
- Fixed: Offline synced playlists can no longer be removed by the system.
- Fixed: Crashes related to updating playlists or starring tracks.
Check out the Spotify video they’ve created: