The long-awaited Spotify application for the iPad has been released today, but don’t just expect a big version of the current mobile app, this latest offering really plays to the tablet’s strengths.
Up until now Spotify lovers with an iPad have been able to play their favourite tracks, but only from the music streaming service’s mobile app, which looks tiny in comparison to the tablet’s screen and doesn’t make the most of its functionality. Well today, after waiting for what feels like eons for it to arrive, the Spotify iPad app is finally here.
The new Spotify app isn’t just a bigger version of the mobile version, but it has a slide-out navigation panel, a trending playlists section (based on both location and friends) and full, individually-tweaked support for both landscape and portrait orientations.
The search functionality has been updated too, with band biography information and pictures offered up alongside tracks, while all album art work and interface features make full use of the new iPad’s Retina Display.
Available from iTunes for free.