We heard that it was on its way to an iOS device near you, and now Rdio for iPad has finally arrived.
Social music subscription service Rdio is already available on a bevy of devices and mobile platforms, and now the tablet version [iTunes link] has landed in the iTunes store with all the same features as the iPhone iteration.
Rdio for iPad allows you to follow friends and influencers and check out their collections, search through its 10 million songs, sync music for offline listening, build playlists and more. However, when the app is blown up to iPad proportions, it becomes a delight to use. Scrolling through album art and playlists is more of a leanback exploration of music compared to the iPhone version.
As with the iPhone app, the iPad version is free to download, but you can’t access any music without paying the subscription fee. Usually, Rdio Unlimited (which is required to listen to music on mobile and consumer electronics devices) costs $9.99 per month. However, due to the 30% surcharge that Apple charges developers for new subscribers, Rdio will cost $14.99 if you purchase it in-app.
In order to avoid the extra charge, Rdio suggests signing up for the seven-day free trial at Rdio.com and then subscribing to Unlimited via the website when the trial expires.
For a look at the goods, check out our hands-on gallery below.
See what your friends are listening to, as well as the rest of Rdio.
Sync music to your iPad to listen to even when you're offline -- like on the subway.
Get all the info about friends and influencers by clicking on their names.
Rdio serves up recs based on your listening history. Click on an album to listen and/or add to your collection.
Scroll through all your music.
Pull up album art while listening for the eye candy factor.
Listen to artist radio to find new tunes.
Click back to songs you listened to a few days ago.
Create playlists and collaborate with your friends.
Subscribe To Playlists
Like a friend's playlist? Add it to your collection.
Scroll through new music to add it to your collection.