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For those of you out there with an iPhone (there must be some of you that haven”™t yet moved over to Android), there is an update to the Spotify app which now allows users to ”˜multi-task”™, ie. keep listening to music after switching to other apps. This will allow you to enjoy all our Spotisfaction playlists whilst checking your email, using fart joke apps, and the miriad of other things you can do on an iPhone. In all seriousness, though, this couldÂ conceivablyÂ replace the native iPod app, as one of the new features allows you to play your synced iPod tracks locally instead of streaming them through the cloud. That, folks, is a game-changer as it will drastically reduce the amount of bandwidth that Spotify on your iPhone will use (as long as your playlists contain tracks that you”™ve synced to your phone).
There are a whole host of further updates to the app, including the ability to share links and playlists with other Spotify users, access Spotify”™s music controls from the iPhone lock screen, and use Apple”™s remote to control your music playback.
The app is available for Spotify Premium users and is available now for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or the third-generation iPod Touch.