Vevo has launched an updated version of its iOS app with a few improvements that aren’t quite as exciting as you might think at first.
When I first read the release notes for Vevo 1.1 the feature that caught my attention was support for multitasking. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean you can start watching a video and then listen to the music in the background while using another app. Instead, Vevo now supports “fast app switching,” which means the app goes into suspend mode instead of closing when you exit Vevo 1.1 on a supported device running iOS 4.0 and up.
That does mean you can resume a music video where you left off, which is nice — but not as nice as creating a playlist and listening to it while surfing the web would be.
A few other changes in Vevo 1.1 include the ability to close the player while it’s buffering a video, as well as better indications of which songs are unavailable to play for some reason.
Vevo for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.