Spotify took the US by storm last year after a successful launch in Europe. The music service offers free PC/Mac streaming for all users, with mobile listening added when you sign up for a $10 per month account. While $10 per month certainly sounds like a lot of money to shell out when there are cheaper alternatives out there, Spotify’s streaming solution blows other companies out of the water. Even on Sprint’s lackluster 3G network, songs immediately start playing and switching between songs is seamless, while my Pandora and Slacker accounts struggle to find connection.
Spotify has been a bit behind the 8-ball when it comes to the iPad, not offering a native solution for consuming music on Apple’s market-leading tablet. That all may be about to change, however, as The Verge discovered an Instagram posting from a Swedish technology consultant of what looks to be a beta Spotify for iPad application.
The Spotify iPad application features the same interface used by the likes of the official Twitter application, with overlapping panels that you can swipe left or right to navigate between open panes. The music controls run along the bottom of the application, and the navigation controls are along the left.
It appears that Spotify for iPad is about to get real, and a release may come as early as this month, though Spotify is remaining tight-lipped about a possible release. Hoperfully, those waiting to get their hands on a native Spotify for iPad application won’t have to wait too much longer. Stay tuned.
[via The Verge]