Rhapsody launches new iPad app, completely optimized for Cupertino's tablets

Back when it rolled out its novel SongMatch app for Android, Rhapsody proudly noted that it wasn't anywhere close to being finished announcing new products. Well, staying true to its word, the music streaming service today announced a hot-off-the-virtual-press iPad application, which is designed to take full advantage of both the 9.7- and 7.9-inch Apple-made tablets. Aside from being optimized for the iPad and iPad mini, the sleek app essentially carries over the same tune-listening features it has been offering to iPhone users but with a more visual interface to better suit the larger real estate. As Rhapsody usually does, there's a 30-day free trial for those who wish to try out the service, so anyone looking to check out the new app can do so now by snagging it from the App Store link below.

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New Rhapsody for iPad and iPad Mini: the Fastest, Most Visually-Stunning Rhapsody Experience Yet

During the holidays iPad owners get the gift of free music with a no-risk extended trial

SEATTLE-December 17, 2012-Rhapsody continues its blitz of new product rollouts with the launch of Rhapsody for iPad and iPad Mini, including an extended risk-free trial to enjoy unlimited music through the holidays.

The latest addition to Rhapsody's product portfolio was built from the ground up and is stunning in its speed and beauty, with markedly improved playback speed. The app emphasizes the rich iPad display, inviting listeners to visually navigate Rhapsody's comprehensive catalog.

Thanks to unlimited lightning-fast downloads, Rhapsody members can take their music with them, even when they don't have an Internet connection. As with all Rhapsody players, Rhapsody for iPad and iPad Mini is ad-free, allowing listeners a fully immersive experience without interruption or distraction.

"Our customers are going to be big fans of the latest tablet additions to Rhapsody's growing product suite," said Paul Springer, senior vice president, worldwide product and design. "Rhapsody has never looked or sounded better. We built this app from the ground up optimizing for speed, reliability and an effortless discovery experience for our members. We obsessed – and will continue to obsess - over making this the best way to enjoy music on your iPad, whether you listen through the internal speakers, headphones or external speakers using our Airplay and Bluetooth integration."

In addition to direct access to their complete music library and downloads, members get the full depth of Rhapsody's 16 million songs through a guided discovery experience.

Rhapsody for iPad features new releases and the most popular tracks and artists across more than 600 musical genres. Member-created playlists and libraries are easy to access, edit and create, and sync across the more than 100 devices where Rhapsody is available.

It's been a busy few months for America's leading premium on-demand music service, which released a completely new Android app including Rhapsody Replay; Rhapsody SongMatch, a free Android app that allows you to match, identify, play and save songs to a playlist, as well as a new Xbox Live app. With a continued focus on exclusive editorial content and music curation, Rhapsody has been the leading premium subscription service for more than a decade.

Rhapsody provides the ultimate music experience and offers a premium music service that appeals to music enthusiasts' needs, while bringing music to the masses via partners like Verizon, AT&T, Sonos and metroPCS. In 2012, Rhapsody acquired the iconic Napster service, and operates in the United States as well as in the UK and Germany under the Napster brand.

Rhapsody for iPad is available today, and comes with 30 days of Rhapsody. Screen shots and other images are available on http://news.rhapsody.com.

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Rhapsody launches new iPad app, completely tailored for Apple's tablets