AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Spotify releases long-awaited iPad app

updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed May 2, 2012

Supports full-screen, AirPlay modes

Music service Spotify has released an updated iOS client, v0.5.0, introducing a native iPad interface for the first time. This mainly allows iPad users to stay in the same view while searching through tracks, users, and playlists. Users also get access to higher-resolution album art though, and a full-screen mode, intended for people connecting their iPad to a home stereo system. An AirPlay menu allows for Wi-Fi streaming to compatible speakers.

The app as a whole now supports gapless playback, as well as crossfading. Two major bugs have also been fixed: one involved crashes when updating playlists or starring tracks, while another allowed offline synced playlists to be removed.

Spotify v0.5.0 is a free download for devices running iOS 5.0 or later. Access to more than offline playlists in the iOS app requires a Spotify Premium account, however, which costs $10 a month.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented