MOG Quietly Introduces iPad Native Music App

Streaming music service MOG recently released a new app for the iPad, beating rival Spotify to the punch.

What’s MOG? It’s a service similar to Spotify and Rhapsody, but it’s been mostly under the radar since its introduction in 2009. There’s been an iPhone app since 2010, but the iPad app is entirely new.

The app, which allows users to stream and download music to their iPads, is stylistically similar to both the MOG website and the already existing iPhone app. The iPad app, like the website and the iPhone app, allows you to listen to music at a higher bit rate (320 kbps) than other, similar music services.

Like on the iPhone, you can download an unlimited number of songs to play while offline, and the app also supplies both music recommendations and personalized radio stations based on the type of music that you prefer. In total, the service includes more than 14 million songs.

MOG for the iPad has been designed with Apple’s third generation tablet in mind, and it features high definition graphics and a clean, easy to use layout. The app works in both landscape and portrait mode, and you can view full-screen high-resolution artwork to accompany albums and songs that you listen to.

You can browse new music, check out the top charts, look at editors’ picks, or build your own playlist from your favorite types of songs. There’s also access to a queue and a list of downloaded songs, so everything you need is right at your fingertips.

While there is a free, ad-supported version of MOG available using your computer, you must pay a fee of $10 per month in order to access content on your iPad or your iPhone, which is the same fee that Spotify charges.

Want to try it out? The app itself is available as a free download from the App Store, and you can get a 14-day free trial from the MOG website.

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