July 1, 2014
Spotify has just introduced a significant search improvement to its official iOS app. With its latest update, Spotify for iOS has been updated with the ability to search for downloaded music when offline. Just go to the app's Search section, enter your search terms, and see the offline search results under the Offline Synced Songs heading (as shown in the screenshot above). I've been able to search through my offline synced songs since before this new update. But perhaps it's only now that Spotify has officially rolled out the offline search feature to its iOS app. Spotify for iOS is available on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. Note, however, that the offline search enhancement is applicable only to Spotify for iPhone and iPod touch, since Your Music, where offline songs are stored, is yet to be added to Spotify for iPad. Spotify for iPhone and iPod touch was previously updated earlier this month with a single and simple option for syncing all items in Your Music for offline listening. Just select Your Music in the sidebar, go to the Songs tab, and enable the Available Offline option. Prior to that update, Spotify for iOS received its biggest update yet last April with a new interface that’s in line with the design of its Mac and Web counterparts. Later that month, it was updated with the aforementioned Your Music section for saving, organizing and browsing favorite music. Going back a month further, in March, Spotify acquired the music intelligence platform The Echo Nest. Then, earlier today, rival music streaming company Rdio announced that it has acquired the music discovery service TastemakerX as a potential replacement for The Echo Nest, from which Rdio dissociated shortly after Spotify's acquisition.
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