Spotify on the New iPad (Retina Display)

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by CKtoph, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    Anyone have pics of using Spotify's iPhone app on the new iPad's retina display?
  2. macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2010
    Coconut Creek, FL
    It's awful. They really do need to get on the ball and update this app to support the iPad. Hell I would even take a non-retina display version at this point. The iPhone version stretched to the iPad is horrible.
  3. macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    I was very disappointed when I saw there still wasn't an iPad app. I had googled before I got my iPad and the CEO mentioned they should have an app soon at the end of last year. I'll be cancelling my premium subscription when it comes up in a few weeks.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    The same goes for the bigger companies like eBay and Facebook. They should have apps ready to be pushed out as soon as the iPad is released. Even some small companies had retina ready apps from day one. It boggles the mind how they can't organise an app for a release close to just after the initial release.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    It is disappointing but the iPhone app does work but yeah it is sloppy.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    The lack of a proper iPad app is a big failure for Spotify.

    The Mac App seems to be very well written it uses very little in the way of CPU and memory resources. I would think porting it to a touch interface would not be that hard.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    The Spotify iPhone app has always kind of sucked. A dedicated iPad App would be legit.
  8. akdj, Apr 2, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    I agree with all above fact, this weekend, I downloaded MOG. They beat Spotify to the punch *with an iPad UI*...and with a 15 day free trial for the premium, same priced package (9.99 and playlists to mobile devices; same pricing structure as Spotify) was a no brainer for me. Today is my first day trying it out. It's excellent--the UI is definitely a step above Spotify (comparing to my iPhone UI--but I do have it on my iPad 3 *Spotify x 2" as well where it's really fugly!).

    I love Spotify and I've had it since launch (and the 9.99 premium package, as I travel a lot and the offline, on the iPhone/iPad playlists are excellent at 320kb/s) but I won't hesitate to change up--to MOG if it so protest it's worth. I'm not sure if I signed up for a year subscription or not--someone else mentioned this earlier in the thread...if you did do a year subscription, is there some sort of savings (from the 9.99/month)?

    Maybe, being a new launch to the US in late fall 2011, they were aware of a new iPad on the horizon...and were waiting for it's specs to update their app. One can hope! It seems there's no excuse for how bad their UI is on the iPhone. I dig their execution on the website--from my laptops. Just the 'mobile' UI that I'm not fond of.

  9. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2012
    Haha, I was just coming here to say this. :D MOG has a gorgeous iPad app (and, imo, is a much better service than Spotify).
  10. macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    Absolutely, they're needs to be a iPad Spotify app. I'm a premium user and love using the it. But come on and bring out an iPad app!
  11. macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Recently switched to Rdio

    After buying the iPad, I recently switched to Rdio which is the same price as Spotify but offers a great ipad app and offers in browser playback which is great since i can't download the app onto my Work Laptop. And they have some albums that Spotify was missing.

    Highly Recommend.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanks. I'd been looking at Rdio for awhile now. I'm a 22 year radio vet (last 16 working for clear channel. I'm definitely lucky to still be employeed in the business these days...which Pandora, Spotify, Mod, TurntblFM et's been a tough coup,e of years...

    However, we at CC are fortunate to have the forward thinking group putting together I 'Heart' Radio...which while not quite there yet, is slowly but surely gaining the music, resources and functionality as the other services...while still being free and commercial free at this Pont...with several hundred terrestrial stations we've already built in the 'analog' realm

    Still, I find myself much more excited by the Spotify and Mog's of the world--and possibly Rdio soon:)

  13. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    How is MOG better, do you mind saying? I have Spotify and really like it. Is MOG's library as big?

    To their credit, the Spotify iPhone app lets you add songs to the current queue, something I've long been frustrated by iTunes music app lacking. But I also agree, particularly paying for their service, Spotify has dropped the ball not having an iPad app yet.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    I've been hoping ever since the first iPad came out... So good luck with that :)

    For some reason they announce the iPad app is 'almost there' on secondary outlets like Twitter and then there's month of nothing. The last time was 6 months ago I think. Petitions have been tried, facebook groups, calls for people to cancel their subs, but they just don't care about the iPad.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    It is because there is no iPad app that I am leaving Spotify for Rdio. I tried mog for a while but you cannot edit playlists on the iPad app which is a deal breaker for me.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    I've had Spotify pretty much since they launched in the U.S. and have always liked it. I know the criticisms are there, but I still think it's one of the better of it's kind (I've only tried MOG so far).

    I think many of us are disappointed with the lack of an iPad app, but it's one of those things where I use it enough on my desktop and iPhone where I might as well wait it out.

    One can only hope that they're working on it...
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2005
    I agree an iPad app would be optimal but I think there's a lot of whining in this thread. It's a music app, for the most part you pick what you play and it goes back to the background. Canceling subscriptions and such is a bit dramatic.

    Any of the complaints in this thread would fit nicely on IMO.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    ...I don't think there's much whining in this thread...more an attempt to answer the original poster's query and a nice debate about other options. No one is 'threatening'...come on man!

    I'm with's a music app. However, at the same time, it's an organizational and music playlist 'building' application. When it comes to those options, it sucks that the UI isn't available yet on iPad. It's an incredible service...hence the reason I subscribe to the premium service..and will continue to. I am a music lover! These types of services are phenomenal...BUT, having them on the iPad is just an extra bonus--and like having the UI on your computer, makes it a much easier way to search, create, edit, and establish playlists for 'on the go' listening. No more. No less. Certainly not worth you jumping in calling us whiners and using the well 'over-used' cliche of "First World Problems".

    I'm sure you're living comfortably as well as (most) those of us that are regular MR visitors. Honestly...there really wasn't any room in this thread for your why take the time to post?

  19. macrumors regular


    Jan 4, 2011
    Here is a screen shot of the app in x2 mode:

    Works perfectly fine, but they need to step up and deliver an app that has the full feature set (stuff like music discovery) that the desktop version has.

    Making new playlists is a breeze in the Mac. Not so on iOS.
  20. macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2005
    Same reason you took the time to reply, it's the internet ? :cool:
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    Perfect, that's exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks!
  22. macrumors member

    May 5, 2008
    Although spotify's own iPad app is non-existent, there is a great alternative.

    It used to be known as Tablified, but has been re-submitted to apple in the last couple of days as Spotable. I downloaded it when it was Tablified, and it's free and really is great, spotify will really have to try hard to make their own version better than this. Spotable will be in the app store once apple give it the ok, hopefully soon.

    P.s. I have nothing to do with the app / developers, just love their product.

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