service Spotify released their iPad app this week, and while New York Times
writer Ben Sisaro pointed out that apps have already been created by basically
all of Spotify’s competitors — Rhapsody, Slacker, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Rdio,
Mog, TuneIn and Sirius XM Radio — “few apps have been as anticipated as
Spotify’s iPad version.”
The app is only
available to subscribers who pay $10 a month. It boasts Retina-level graphics,
AirPlay integration, a full-screen view, enhanced playback and crossfade and a
search engine for playlists and users.
For those unfamiliar
with Spotify, which has been in the United States for just under a year, its
music catalog comprises 17 million songs and it claims to have 10 million
active users and more than 3 million paying subscribers.
The 12 other
countries in the world using Spotify are UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark,
France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Spain.