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Get Higher Audio Quality With Rdio Select


If the sound of a great song played with exceptional audio quality gets you buzzing, you’ll love what Rdio Select has on offer.

Rdio Select brings you an immense array of stations playing your favourite artists and tunes to your mobile, all with your choice of audio quality. So if you’re an audiophile who likes their music delivered with crystal clear sound, Rdio Select has you covered.

You’ll have access to four levels of audio quality, all the way up to the stunning clarity of 320 kbps sound, allowing you to hear every element and every intricacy of your favourite artists and producers, from Ed Sheeran to Flying Lotus.

Rdio Select makes listening to high-quality music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever, all for just $5.99 per month. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:17PM

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Tune In With No Ads & No Skip Limits On Rdio Select


Love music but hate interruptions? With Rdio Select, an endless stream of songs await you on your mobile device, with zero ads and zero skip limits.

With an Rdio Select subscription, you can listen to countless stations built around your favourite artists, songs, genres and more on your smartphone or tablet, and all without any ads, so whether you’re commuting to work, school or anywhere else, you can put on your headphones and unwind without stopping. Plus, there are no limits on how many songs you can skip, letting you change tracks as often as you like so you can find always something to suit your mood.

When you’re at your computer, you’ll have full access the the massive library of tunes available through Rdio’s free, ad-supported service.

At only $5.99 per month, Rdio Select makes listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:14PM

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Listen To Your Favourite Songs Offline With Rdio Select


Whether you’re travelling overseas, off the beaten track or just into a tunnel with poor reception, the music won’t end with Rdio Select.

With Rdio Select, you can download up to 25 songs to your mobile device for offline listening, so your favourite tunes can follow you wherever you go without any need for an internet connection. When you’re online, just choose all the songs you want to take with you so you can keep the melodies going all through the day with no data usage - perfect for when you’ve got no reception or if you’re trying to keep your mobile data in check.

You can change your 25 songs once per day, and when you’re back online, you can relax to the endless music stations available on Rdio Select, completely ad-free.

Rdio Select is just $5.99 per month, making listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 7:10PM

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What Is Rdio Select?


If you like your music ad-free, top quality and available on the go for a low price, then Rdio Select is your perfect mobile music companion.

Rdio Select allows you to tune into your favourite artists through countless specially-curated stations on your mobile device. No matter what artist, song or vibe you’re looking for, you’ll find a station pumping it, along with a huge selection of cleverly curated songs to fit the mood. There’s also You FM - your own personalised station, crafted to match your tastes.

Better yet, there are no ads and no skip limits, meaning the tracks can keep on coming, and if it’s that crystal clear sound you’re after, Rdio Select lets you pick your audio quality, all the way up to a flawless 320 kbps.

While you might not always have an internet connection, the music won’t ever need to stop because you can download up to 25 songs onto your device for offline listening. To start your portable collection, you can download the tracks your favourite acts have been spinning lately, from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Best Coast, Django Django and many more. When you’re at your computer, you can enjoy unlimited ad-supported streaming.

For just $5.99 per month, Rdio Select makes listening to music on your mobile device easier and cheaper than ever. Get your first 60 days free.

∞  06/17/2015 — 6:59PM

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New Features Add Functionality to Favourites

Last September we introduced Favourites on Rdio, allowing listeners to quickly collect their favourite songs, albums, stations, artists and playlists with the tap of a button. Now we’re adding even more functionality to Favourites — four new features make it easier than ever to listen to the songs you love the most.

  • Multi-Select Your Favourite Tracks
    On the web, you can quickly select multiple tracks from an album or playlist to add them to your Favourites. Command+click the tracks you like, then right click to favourite them.

  • Play Just Your Favourites
    Want to play only your favourite tracks on an album? Check out the “Play favourite songs” option on web and mobile.


  • Start Exploring With Listener Favourites
    Introduce yourself to new music on Rdio by starting with the most popular songs on an album to find your own hits (or misses). The most favourited songs on an album are now easy to find with the new Listener Favourite icon.


  • Sort Your Favourites by Most Played
    It’s now easy to find your favourite Favourites. Back by popular demand, you can sort your favourite tracks by the number of times you’ve listened to them. On the web, choose “Most Played” to order your top tracks by play count.


We'll continue to roll out more new features in the coming weeks, based on your listener feedback. We're dedicated to making Rdio the best music service in the world, tuned to you.

∞  01/27/2015 — 6:52PM

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New Feature: Like and Reply to Comments

You asked, we responded.

Now you can start a conversation within Rdio by replying directly to any comment left on songs, albums and playlists. Or simply click the Like button on any comment if you just want to show your support. We’ll notify you when someone’s replied to or liked a comment you wrote.

We know you have a lot to say about your favorite tunes, and these new features help keep the conversation going while you’re listening, without ever having to leave Rdio.

Now available on the web and desktop app, coming soon to mobile!

∞  11/20/2014 — 2:47PM

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Cast a Wider Net: Introducing Rdio on Google Chromecast


We are thrilled to share news that starting today you can listen to Rdio on Google Chromecast. Chromecast allows you to cast songs, albums, stations, and playlists to your TV — then control playback from anywhere in your house and enjoy a beautiful display of album art on your big screen. This means you now have a whole new way to surround yourself with your music in the comfort of your home.

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows. Once the Chromecast device is setup, simply press the cast icon in the Rdio iOS, Android or Web apps. You won't have to learn anything new. If you’re new to Rdio, you can start a free trial by simply downloading the Rdio app and registering.

“Rdio on Google Chromecast marks another milestone in Rdio’s commitment to delivering the best music experience everywhere,” said Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio. “Music fans can access Rdio’s massive catalogue of over 20 million songs or start a station easily, all from Chromecast on their TV.”

We are very excited about this awesome new way to play Rdio at home and unleash your favourite music, check out new releases, and stream an endless variety of Stations from anywhere in the house right to your TV with Chromecast’s bold new technology. It’s not only easy, but with a starting price of £30 Chromecast is also affordable.

Ready to cast your first song? Learn how to connect Google Chromecast to your TV and Rdio app.

New to Rdio? Start listening for free right now. Want the most of your Rdio experience? Upgrade to Rdio Unlimited for mobile on-demand features and ad-free listening everywhere you go.

∞  03/31/2014 — 8:01AM

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Rdio + Shazam Go Global

Rdio and Shazam

We’ve been incredibly stoked about working with Shazam the past year to power music discovery in new and creative ways. Earlier this month we announced our latest integration with Shazam to offer a personal playlist of your Shazamed songs in the Rdio App. This playlist automatically updates with every new song you tag in Shazam, making it easy to relive an amazing night out, track for track, on Rdio. Music fans can also instantly listen to entire songs on the fly right after tagging them in Shazam by clicking the “Listen Free on Rdio” link within the app.

Now Rdio and Shazam are taking these integrations around the world to 29 additional countries including France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

“Working together in major countries across the globe, we are now providing more than 270 million Shazam users the ability to instantly listen to an entire song they just identified exclusively on Rdio and seamlessly build playlists on Rdio,” said Daniel Danker, chief product officer of Shazam.

“Music lovers around the globe can now connect Shazam's tagging feature with Rdio's digital music service. All the songs tagged in Shazam are automatically added to a 'My Shazam Tracks' playlist in Rdio, making it easy to identify, save, and organise their music discoveries,” said Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio. “Rdio and Shazam are at the forefront of how people are discovering new music.”

Here is the complete list of the 35 countries where the Shazam and Rdio integration is now available: United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela.

Our partnership with Shazam is one of the many ways we are dedicated to bringing the Rdio experience to music lovers everywhere. Paired with our option to listen to Rdio for free on web or mobile in Australia, we can proudly say the music never stops! And for on-demand listening everywhere you go upgrade to Rdio Unlimited.

∞  01/28/2014 — 8:42PM

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Rdio Feature Spotlight: Remote Control

Back in November, we introduced our brand new Rdio apps for iOS and Android. Today we’re highlighting one of the most loved additions from our update to help make the most of your Rdio experience — with the remote control feature, your music is never out of reach.

When Rdio is in Remote Control Mode, you can still control the tunes playing from your phone with the web and desktop apps.

Remote Control

Clicking Play Here Instead will stop the song in its tracks. Press play to continue the same song on whichever app you’re using.

Remote Control

On the flipside, now the mobile apps will let you know when “Rdio is playing elsewhere,” too. Tap the bottom to bring up the updated playback screen. From there, you can use your mobile phone to control Rdio if it’s playing on another device.

Remote Control

Listening to music on your laptop while getting ready to go out? Pause, skip, play a Station, modify your Queue, and more from the comfort of your palm. Ready to head out? Keep the jams going by tapping Play Here Instead and your mobile device will pick up where your laptop left off.

If you haven’t tried out the new Remote Control feature yet, download Rdio for iOS or Rdio for Android now.

∞  01/09/2013 — 3:00PM

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New Rdio Spotlight: Stations

This week, we’re diving into new Rdio’s Stations — Stations provide easy, instant mixes for those who are in the mood to sit back and listen. Wherever you see a Play Station button, click Play to hear a shuffled mix based on the music from that page.


Here are three types of Stations you’ll see as you browse new Rdio:

Heavy Rotation: Want to hear a sample of the great tunes your Network is listening to? If so, the Heavy Rotation Station is for you.

Collection: Create a Station from your Collection (or anyone else’s) to play a shuffled mix of songs — then relax and bask in the carefully-curated musical glory.

Artist: With Artist Stations, you’ll get a mix of songs from both your selected Artist, and similar Artists.

Prefer to hear a shuffled mix of tunes from the selected Artist only? Press the play button from the page header to start an Artist-only station.


That about wraps it up for this week — if you’re using new Rdio, and have have questions or suggestions, get in touch with us via @Rdiohelp or

Curious? New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio. The completely redesigned new Rdio is available to all Web and Unlimited subscribers.

∞  04/12/2012 — 4:00PM