Now being called the lean, green, music machine… the iPad has a new native music app friend. Spotify for iPad hit the App Store today to take advantage of the “dazzling” display with razor sharp images and richer colors. Besides new retina graphics for iPad, the newly announced app brings easier browsing capabilities to ensure you can explore the entire 18 million song catalogue.
The award-winning digital music service added a new “Now Playing” full view with high-definition cover art as well as the ability to search for playlists, users and music all from the same view. One of the greatest aspects of the service is being able to check in with your friends’ playlists to see what’s hot and trending. Beyond the internal features, Spotify for iPad offers AirPlay integration to give users a new living room stereo option.
For up-and-coming UK singer-songwriter/producer Labrinth, the new Spotify for iPad app is perfect for touring: “My iPad’s always with me on the road so being able to access whatever music I’m feeling right at that moment – either classic or fresh tracks – and then share those with my fans is a big deal,” he said. “As an artist I love the way my music is presented so slickly. Artwork is really important to me, and in Spotify’s iPad app it’s like it’s popping off the screen.”