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Spotify App Coming to the Apple iPad Soon, UK MD Confirms

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Spotify’s superb music streaming service could soon be landing on the Apple iPad, their UK Managing Director, Chris Maples, has confirmed.

In an interview with Pocket Lint, Maples spoke of the recent apps platform that Spotify launched earlier this week, and went on to talk about the possibility of Spotify for iPad.

When speaking of an official Spotify app for the iPad, he confirmed that it was “absolutely in the pipeline”, and that the app was a priority for the company to get out there for customers.

Spotify has already been available on Android tablets for a long time now, giving devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom the edge over Apple’s iPad devices in respect of music streaming from Spotify.

It looks likely that Spotify will be aiming to launch on as many platforms as possible within the coming year. The company have also considered the route of adding their own hardware to compliment its music streaming software. When asked about this, Maples responded:

At the moment we’re absolutely not a manufacturing business but if consumers demand something cool that we should create ourselves and we think we could do it better than anyone else, who knows?

On Wednesday Spotify announced a new direction with apps, available through a new service called App Finder. The software is currently available for users to test for one week by downloading a newer version of Spotify for PC and Mac, though an update will roll out in around two weeks time to bring apps to everyone – free and paid subscription users.

App Finder currently offers 11 apps, including offerings from The Guardian and Last. fm, but Spotify are keen to keep things under control, with Maples saying that they didn’t want their App selection to end up like the Android Market.

We’re pretty excited to hear that Spotify will be coming to the iPad, as it is one of our must have apps for the iPhone and for Android devices already.

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Source: Pocket Lint