Streaming music service Spotify took the wraps off of its native iPad app this morning, offering Spotify Premium subscribers an attractive new way to enjoy the service’s 17 million song library on the go without resorting to running the iPhone version on their tablets. The iPad app offers crisp, high-resolution album art and graphics, sports a “Now Playing” screen with huge cover art, and features gapless playback and crossfading so you’ll never notice when the song changes.
The Spotify iPad app has also been optimized for Retina displays like those on the new iPad, and allows you to search for songs, playlists, and users all from the main screen without having to tab around or stop the song that’s currently playing. You can just as easily search for hot and trending music if you’re looking for something new to listen to, or find out what your friends are listening to from the same screen. The mobile app is free, but you’ll need a Spotify Premium account to use it—or any—of the mobile apps. It’s available now in the iTunes App Store.Follow @hoswal98