After months of rumors, Spotify for iPad arrives in the App Store

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It’s been just a few weeks since Spotify made the announcement that an iPad app was in development. Now, the wait is all over, because the newly universal Spotify app is available in Apple’s App Store.

This universal version brings a entirely new interface made specifically for the larger display (with Retina display support). The app also features a “Now Playing” screen that allows users to scroll easily between tracks and artists by using swiping gestures to change music tracks.

Spotify includes the ability to search for playlists, users, and music tracks from the same “Now Playing” screen, and brings the ability to log into Facebook to check what tracks and trending music your friends are listening to, as well. The developers also included grouped messaging, gapless playback/crossfade, and integration with Apple’s airplay technology.

What’s New in Spotify:

  • Explore Spotify’s full 18 million song catalogue, and look for playlists, users and music from the same view.
  • A smooth interface with a dual-panel layout accommodating with the screen size. Swipe around the app as different panels open at a single click.
  • Airplay integration. If you’ve got Apple’s Airport Extreme set up, you can easily play Spotify tunes wirelessly from your iPad through your speakers.

While the download is free, don’t forget that users will need to subscribe to a premium account in order to use the Spotify app.

Product [Spotify]

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