Now it’s even easier to discover new music with artists and friends around the world. Starting today, we’re extending free music on the Web to 15 countries.
If you’re a new Rdio listener, you can now sign up at rdio.com, and enjoy up to six months of free music, depending on how many songs you stream. Free streaming is available through the Web or Rdio’s desktop apps for Mac and Windows and no credit card is needed to start listening. A meter at the top of your profile page will keep you updated on how much free music you have remaining each month and at any time you can upgrade to Rdio Web or Rdio Unlimited to stream unlimited music.
Free access is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
When you start typing in the search box, labels will pop up in addition to artists, albums, songs, playlists, and people. You can narrow down your search results by clicking the Labels filter as well. Once you’ve found your favourite label, just press Play Station to spin their roster.
You’ve been asking for it, and now we’ve got it. The Rdio app has been updated with Windows Phone 8 support.
With so many new releases each week on Rdio, it’s hard to keep up with all the artists in your Collection. So, we’re doing the work for you. Starting today, you’ll receive a notification whenever an artist in your Collection releases new music.
Notifications will alert you to the latest jams through the web and desktop apps as well as email. You’ll never be out of tune with your favourite artists again.
Take everything you love about Rdio with you wherever you go on your iOS or Android device. Say hello to the new Rdio for iOS and Rdio for Android apps — they're faster, sleeker, and easier to use.
Beginning this week, artist radio stations will now be powered by The Echo Nest. This means that listeners can find even more tunes tailored to their tastes thanks to The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform. Simply head to an artist’s page on Rdio and click Play Station at the top to have a listen.
This is just the first of many features coming from The Echo Nest and Rdio. Stay tuned for more developments rolling out soon.
We're inviting our tech savvy users to be the first to try the beta version of our new Android app and help us shape the next generation of Rdio for Android.
As a beta tester, you’ll notice an updated look and feel, including a redesigned player, new side-bar navigation, and a new remote control feature. During the beta period, we will be continuously refining and improving the app, so expect frequent updates as your feedback comes in. It’s important to note that if you choose to beta test, the beta app download will replace your existing Rdio app, and quickly migrate your synced music.
Rdio Android users can participate in the beta and share their thoughts directly with us. To become a beta tester, simply join the Android Google Group. From there, you can download and install the app on your Android device and leave feedback.
We’ll let you know when Rdio for Android will be available for everyone on Google Play.
We’re committed to supporting the artist community and the music industry as a whole. That’s why today we’re launching the Rdio Artist Program — the first program of its kind, offering an innovative new model for artists to directly earn money from streaming music.
Scissor Sisters, Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg), Chromeo, A-Trak and Brendan Benson — already fans of Rdio — are among the first artists to join the program. Now through the Rdio Artist Program, any artist can share their music and the music they love with their followers and be rewarded for fan engagement.
The Rdio Artist Program is active in all countries where Rdio is available, and any artist with an existing artist page is eligible to join. To learn more, visit the Artist Program page.
Get all the music you want from Rdio without whipping out the plastic. Starting today Rdio accepts PayPal.
If you’ve been waiting for PayPal to subscribe, head to the Payment tab in your Settings and select it as your payment option. Connect your PayPal account to your Rdio profile online and enjoy Rdio Web or Rdio Unlimited without having to reach for your wallet again. Now you’ll never miss a beat.