First Look: Spotify iPad app: hands on
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First Look: Spotify iPad app: hands on

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Spotify has announced its new iPad app which is designed to replace a traditional stereo system. We show you how it works.

Hi. I'm Donald Bell from CNET.com and this is a Hands-on with the new Spotify iPad app. Spotify has been in the US for about 6 months now and one of it's most requested features was for an app dedicated to the iPad and today it's here and we're gonna have a bit of a look of how it works. Essentially we're going to use a similar interface to what you get on the desktop application excepts it's down the side instead of across the top. So what you've got is you've got a search bar, you've got a What's New catalogue, you got an inbox which is different from the one that's on the iPhone. It doesn't have a dedicated inbox app. You've got playlist of course and people. So to access Spotify Watch, you'll need is either a free subscription which you can get via Facebook login, either zero per month. There's a 499 unlimited account and there's the premium account which is 999 which also gives you offline access to all of your files or saved tracks. So to start off, what you do is you get off to your search part here and just look for something. Try Pennywise which is been the least today. Let's click on the others. It brings up all the Pennywise albums. Let's go in here. Brings up a second sort of slide-out view there and here's the interesting way. You can actually slide back and forth between those windows as well which will actually bring up an album. Let's have a look here at some of the playlist I've got. An Aussie Indie reader so if you follow me on Spotify, you can find that playlist and you can also bring up the cover up by just pressing on this little button down here. It brings up the cover up but as soon as you go across like this, it spots albums and swaps tracks. It would be nice if it actually had a view where you can seal the albums in the playlist and not have to switch automatically between tracks as well. Okay. Lastly, we've got the settings. You can choose between offline mode. You can scroll to Last FM if you are a Last FM member. You can show them on Facebook if you really spam more of your Facebook followers and I choose extreme which is the highest bit rate as well. Okay. And that's pretty much it. It has a bit more functionality than the iPhone app but the good thing about is the large cover art as far as I'm concerned. Like most music application systems compatible with Air Play so if you wanna play it through a speaker or air express, you just press that little button and get hooked up through an Apple TV here. It glows green and we'll play it here at Apple TV. So that's a little bit on how it works. If you are interested in getting the Spotify app, you can download it now from the iTunes App Store. This has been Donald Bell for CNET.com.

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