May 2, 2012
Finally, Spotify for iPad is here. The official iPad app of Spotify has come to fruition nearly a year after the release of Spotify for iPhone, and long after its music streaming rivals Rdio, Mog, and Deezer released their own iPad apps. A result of the original iPhone app's universalization rather than a separate iPad app, Spotify for iPad is duly optimized for the new iPad's Retina display. A clear inspiration of the app is the official Twitter for iPad app, as evidenced by their very similar interfaces. As in Twitter for iPad, Spotify for iPad employs a left navigation bar and a main window pane flushed to the right, with the ability to accumulate additional panes. Spotify for iPad lets you do various types of searches all in the same screen and view album art also in Retina definition. Full screen mode and AirPlay integration are also supported. More of the app's features will be highlighted in our full review of the app to be posted soon here on AppAdvice. As noted by The Next Web, the app requires a premium subscription to be fully functional, just like other Spotify mobile apps. But it is available in the App Store for free. Are you glad it has finally arrived? Or have you come to be content with simply running the iPhone app on your iPad at 2x magnification, as flaunted in the tongue-in-cheek video below?
MOG for iPad