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Twitter today released the first update to its Twitter #Music app for iOS. You can grab the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.
The biggest addition is undoubtedly genres: Alternative, Country, Dance, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Metal, Pop, R&B, and Rock. These are under the Charts section, which has also received five more types: Superstars, Popular, Emerging, Unearthed, and Hunted. Previously, the app only offered two charts: Popular and Emerging.
Here’s a peek at all this in action:
To get to these new additions, you can either tap the pull-down at the top and hit Charts, or swipe horizontally from the left. Twitter has also changed how Rdio authentication works (in-app as opposed to launching Safari) and fixed a slew of bugs.
Here’s the full Twitter #Music 1.1 for iOS changelog:
Genres! Get hip-hoppy or get your metal on or get your dance beats grooving with Twitter #music genres! Tons of genres plus Superstars, Popular, Emerging, Unearthed and Hunted charts.
This build also includes:
- Fixes for some scenarios that could cause tracks to be unavailable.
- Rdio authentication now happens in-app, rather than kicking you out to Safari.
- We have stomped many bugs so that you don’t have to.
Unfortunately, there is still no Twitter #Music app for Android in sight. Apparently Twitter is more interested in getting its iOS app to a certain level of features and stability before launching on Google’s mobile platform.
See also – Twitter unveils its new #Music app for the Web and iOS, integrates with Rdio, Spotify and iTunes and Twitter #music iPhone app falls down the App Store charts, dropping to 126th overall
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