An official Spotify for iPad app is on the horizon and could be released into the App Store sometime in the New Year, according to a new report by Pocket-lint. This news comes just a day after Spotify announced that the streaming music service would soon launch a series of third-party apps available worldwide.
Spotify, which launched in the U.S. earlier this year, has made it clear it intends to be a huge player in the ever-changing streaming music business. For that to happen, the Swedish-based company in relying on a number of new initiatives that will guarantee it a larger footprint across multiple platforms including mobile.
Earlier this year, Spotify announced its API to third-party developers for integrating its service in other apps. Then came the introduction yesterday of Spotify apps, which will reside within the existing Spotify application for Windows and Mac. These apps will eventually make their way onto both iPhones and Android-based devices. For example, first-day apps will include those from Last.fm, Rolling Stone, Fuse, and Billboard, among others.
However, the Spotify iPad app is perhaps the company’s most significant initiative, at least for iOS customers. According to Spotify’s UK MD Chris Maples, the iPad app launch is “a priority” and was “absolutely in the pipeline.” However, no time frame for the app’s release was announced.
Spotify is already available on the iPhone/iPod touch, so its introduction on the iPad was never in doubt. It’s nice to know the app looks to be coming sooner, not later.
We’ll keep you updated.