Spotify, the popular music streaming service is ready to sizzle on Android devices that run on Ice Cream Sandwich. The company has now released a redesigned Spotify app for Android, reveals the official Spotify blog. The preview of the app was released a few weeks ago. It has been crafted with an array of improvements and new features like a cool new design and faster performance. The app completely supports the latest flavour of Google operating system - Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich.
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The app has been released with a facelift, featuring all new slide-out navigation, displaying artist imagery in high resolution and it also offers related artist view on the mobile device. It also follows the social fad, allowing users to check friends’ profile pages and playlists on-the-go, and supports ‘Extreme’ 320kbps files. The slew of features further include play queue, Last.fm scrobbling and Crossfade/gapless playback settings. Then, there’s the Spotify widget that allows access to the app from the homescreen and also support for folders.
Spotify now provides free access to Spotify Premium on your mobile devices with a trial period of 48 hours. If 48 hours isn’t enough, then users can further extend it by 30 days. Spotify offers instant access to over 15 million tracks, allows online streaming, listening to music offline, sharing music with friends, wirelessly syncing MP3s to Android device, creating and syncing playlists and sending tracks to Facebook and Last.fm.
The app with almost similar features has also been launched for the new iPad. However, late last month, reports claimed that Apple Inc. may have tried to prevent Spotify from entering the U.S. market. Sean Parker, a director of Spotify said Apple felt threatened by Spotify and that he had gotten indications from dealings with people inside the industry that the iPhone maker was trying to impede Spotify's expansion onto its home turf. The app can be downloaded from here, click here for the free trial.