SoundCloud has just updated its official iOS app to bring the app’s iPad edition on par with the iPhone edition.
In June last year, the SoundCloud app was updated with a cleaner and simpler design for iPhone that features streamlined controls for playing, pausing, skipping, and exploring sounds on the go. In December, the app gained support for building playlists on iPhone.
And now, the app has been updated with the same design and feature enhancements for iPad.
On iPad as well as on iPhone, the app lets you enjoy a design that looks and feels right at home on iOS 7 and iOS 8, and easily discover, collect, and share the latest and greatest tracks on SoundCloud’s audio distribution platform.
Note that, as with its iPhone counterpart, SoundCloud for iPad has been deprived of the ability to record audio, in accordance with SoundCloud’s focus on mobile listening.
Indeed, in the long run, it would be wise for SoundCloud to concentrate on offering an unadulterated listening experience especially given the increasingly competitive music streaming landscape, which has recently seen significant moves from Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.
But perhaps no move is more highly anticipated than Apple’s rumored relaunch of Beats Music, which is expected to include a lower subscription fee, deep integration with iOS and iTunes, and analytics powered by Apple’s recently acquired Musicmetric tool.
See also: Rdio partners with Digicel, as the streaming music service expands to 85 countries, Tidal’s lossless hi-fi quality streaming music service arrives in more countries, and Don’t have CarPlay for audio? Check out the new version of iHeartRadio for Auto.