Beats Electronics today updated its iOS app with iPad support. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.
While the iOS app always worked on the iPad, users had to find and use the small-screen iPhone version on the bigger screen. Today’s release is the first version of Beats Music optimized for the larger tablet screen.
All the features from the iPhone version are included, plus the ability to find artists, albums tracks, and playlists bookmarked for later. Listeners can also change their profile, make a playlist and share it with the world, as well as download music to the iPad to listen offline.
Here’s what the Beats Music 2.0 for iOS changelog says you can expect on the iPad:
- A stylish and sophisticated interface designed specifically for the iPad’s larger screen.
- All your favorite features including Just for You, the Sentence, Find It, My Library and Offline Mode.
- Dedicated support for both landscape and portrait modes.
- In-app subscription and account management via your iTunes account.
The iOS app has also gained a “Find Your Friends” features on all three devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). In short, it lets you find and follow your Twitter friends in the app so you can listen together.
Beats Music first launched for Android, iOS, and the Web in mid-January, followed by a Windows Phone version later that month. The on-demand music service is priced at $9.99 per month, although AT&T customers can sign up for a $14.99 per month family plan, which gives full access for up to five users.
Instead of simply offering music and leaving users to discover their own tracks, Beats Music attempts to stand out from the competition by helping users discover artists and albums. The app onboards users by asking what genres they’re interested in and then recommends music tailored to those tastes.
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