Spotify dances onto iPad
Spotify has pushed its music platform onto Apple's iPad. The new app, specifically designed for tablet use, takes things up a notch from what is currently available through the iPhone and other smartphone versions.
Music buffs are now able to browse Spotify's catalogue, view cover art and search playlists on the same display. Visuals are also improved upon for the iPad 3's "retina display" resolution.
Those already signed up to Spotify's Premium service can get the new Spotify for iPad software free from the App store. Non-subscribers can also download the app for free, and can give the service a whirl for 30 days through a free trial. ®
"......browse and choose music whilst driving"
What. The. F*ck? I seriously hope that you live far away from me.
Maybe they should concentrate on the shambolic Android app instead.
Re: Don't worry
It riles me that certain types of people want to infer everything from my choice of tablet. You're still doing it, for instance.
Look, you're posting in a community populated by Assembly programmers, aeronautical engineers and bearded guys who code using only a magnetised needled and a steady hand.
Indeed, I'm part of that community - that's why I'm posting here - although I prefer vim to a magnetised needle.
It's geeky that I got excited about a software update to a music player. What's your excuse?
Re: Why is it only for premium users?
Two main reasons:
1) The desktop client uses P2P as well as direct downloads to source media, where as the mobile client only uses direct downloads. Therefore, it does cost more for them to offer access to mobile devices.
2) Mobile access is the USP of the premium account. It is the main feature differentiator between the two account types. If mobile access was allowed on the mid-range package, no-one would buy the premium account. The account type you are in is specifically designed to make you want to upgrade to the premium account.
People who haven't bought something - the spotify premium service - expressing anger that that service has been improved.
You are no worse off as a result.
I have, and the new iPod app is yummy.