Tips & Tricks

Tips and Tricks: Search

Tips & Tricks

There’s never a dull moment here in the Rdio office. Since the recent Rdio Australia and New Zealand launch, we’ve been working full-time on a slew of exciting projects, including expanding our catalog, streamlining the Rdio fleet of mobile apps, and continuing to update and improve the site.

We wanted a way to keep this community of music lovers in-the-know about the latest Rdio new features, so today marks the launch of Rdio’s Tips & Tricks Australia and New Zealand series. Every few weeks we’ll highlight a feature — it might be brand new, it might be top secret, or it might be just plain cool.

We’re sure you’re familiar with the old saying “Give a listener a song and she’ll listen for a couple minutes. Teach a listener to search on Rdio, and she’ll rock out forever.” This week we’re here to help you fine-tune your tune-finding skills.

Your jumping-off point for Search is, of course, the search bar itself.

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Type the name of an artist, album, song, or playlist into the search bar, and results will magically appear in a dropdown list, separated by category.

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To see more, select Show All Results (or hit your Enter key), and browse through the tabs at the top of the Search page.

Pro Tip: When searching for a tune, you can also see all user-created Playlists that include the song—just click the song title, then select the Playlists tab.

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“Nice tips, but where are the tricks?” you may say. Don’t worry, we’ve got some up our sleeve.

Trying to find something but don’t want to go through 10 pages of results? You can narrow things down by putting quotation marks around your search term, or use the hyphen character (-) to exclude words from the search. (“The The” is a favorite search-befuddling band.)

Still seeing too much noise? Check out more search-related tips on the Rdio Help site. And if you still have questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

∞  02/05/2012 — 3:30PM

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