Important News from Rdio

We’d like to update the entire Rdio community regarding today's announcement that Pandora plans to acquire Rdio's innovative technology and critically-acclaimed design. Pandora has been a pioneer in music streaming for the last decade and shares our passion for delivering the best service possible to music fans everywhere. We’re very excited to continue our tradition of delivering beautiful and powerful music experiences to an even larger audience.

Rdio's service will not be interrupted today. We will have more updates in the coming weeks on what this process means for your Rdio account, but for the time being the service continues unchanged.

We couldn’t be more proud of the entire Rdio team and the product we have built. We’re honored to have connected so many listeners around the world with the music they love. We thank you for your continued support over the years and look forward to bringing you even better music experiences in the future as part of the Pandora team.

∞  16/11/2015 — 7:04PM

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Artist To Watch

Doe Paoro Named Rdio’s Artist To Watch for October


Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Doe Paoro incorporates some of the most diverse influences into her intriguing sonic palette, including Tibetan folk opera, dubstep, synthpop and R&B and everything from Portishead to Aretha Franklin. It all makes perfect sense on her new album After, which was produced with the help of Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey and BJ Burton (who has worked with Sylvan Esso, The Tallest Man on Earth and more).

She is also a member of your Rdio listening community! Follow Doe on Rdio for a front row seat as she starts creating her own exclusive playlists of her favorite music to share with you. Catch up on all our Artist To Watch selections on the A2W station to hear more of tomorrow’s breakthroughs today!

∞  09/10/2015 — 10:03AM

Posted by Rdio at 10:03AM in Artist To Watch |

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Rdio Sessions: Tei Shi

Valerie Teicher, best known as Tei Shi, was born in Argentina and has lived in Colombia, Canada and the United States, making her a true citizen of the world. Her life experiences and travels have directly informed her internationally appealing and future-forward sounds. Listen to her performance for our Rdio Sessions live series to learn more about Tei Shi’s approach to music, which melds the best elements of pop, R&B and electronics. The five-song set features songs from her EPs Verde and Saudade. Tune in to our Rdio Sessions Station for more exclusive editions!

∞  02/10/2015 — 12:09PM

Posted by Rdio at 12:09PM in Exclusives, Rdio Sessions |


Enjoy Rdio Everywhere: From Smart TVs to Multi-Room Speaker Systems, Bring Music Into Every Room of Your Home

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Rdio brings music into your earbuds, onto your desktop, on your drive home, and now throughout your home — on a variety of multi-room wireless speakers and smart TVs. Now no matter where you listen to music, Rdio’s got you covered.

Multi-Room Speaker Systems
As a result of recent global partnerships with multi-room wireless speaker system manufacturers, you can choose the right speakers for your home — and for your wallet — and start listening.

By enjoying music on Rdio through these great speakers, you can tune your rooms to your music, or turn your whole home into a concert hall.

Joining our existing support for Sonos, today we are announcing availability on speakers from:

Smart TVs
Rdio has always been known for great design, and now we're extending that craftsmanship to the big screen, ensuring that the music looks as good as it sounds, right in your living room.

You’ll now be able to play your music through an all-new Rdio app built specifically for smart TVs. Rdio is now live on Samsung Smart TVs and launching soon on additional connected TVs by LG and Hisense.

As soon as you open the app, you’ll be welcomed by an Rdio that lends itself naturally to your TV screen, with the music that interests you front and center.

Rdio for smart TVs isn’t just a personal experience. It’s a global one. Listeners with smart TVs in all 85 countries where Rdio Unlimited and Rdio Free are available can access Rdio features on their screens. Models that support Rdio are:

Rdio is also available across a broad range of “over-the-top” TV services, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Roku customers have instant access to Rdio’s catalog of more than 35 million songs with the Rdio shortcut remote button.

∞  08/09/2015 — 5:20PM

Posted by Rdio at 5:20PM in News |

Artist To Watch

Introducing our September Artist to Watch: Tamaryn

A singer living in New York by way of New Zealand, Tamaryn continues to reinvent herself with each album release. Recognized as a beacon in the revival of classic shoegaze/ethereal sounds, her latest full-length Cranekiss, her third, shatters expectations with boldly personal lyrics and colossal sounds — sometimes dark and haunting (as on the song “Last”), sometimes driven by garage rock and sometimes synth-mechanized and futuristic, but always firmly Tamaryn. All month long, we'll be sharing news and releasing exclusive playlists from this rising talent.

Catch up on all our Artist To Watch selections on the A2W station to hear our recommendations for those who are about to blow up; recent picks include Shamir, Hiatus Kaiyote and Wolf Alice.

∞  01/09/2015 — 8:14AM

Posted by Rdio at 8:14AM in Artist To Watch |

Artist To Watch

Introducing August’s Rdio Artist To Watch: Wolf Alice

Fronted by the charismatic vocalist and guitarist Ellie Rowsell, British act Wolf Alice has been captivating listeners across the globe with their new debut album My Love Is Cool. We’re highlighting Wolf Alice as our Artist To Watch for August since we think they’re poised to break out big with their wide-ranging sensibilities that incorporate rock, pop, folk, and often the indescribable. Stay tuned for exclusive playlists and other news from the band all month long but in the meantime, get familiar with their album now.

∞  03/08/2015 — 11:34AM

Posted by Rdio at 11:34AM in Artist To Watch |


Rdio in the dashboard: Jaguar and Land Rover drivers can now take their tunes on the road

In January, we announced an exclusive global partnership with Bosch to bring Rdio into the dashboards of vehicles that support Bosch’s mySPIN infotainment system. As of July 1, we’re excited to announce that Rdio Unlimited subscribers can now use Rdio directly within their Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Rdio is the first in-car on-demand music streaming service to be included within Jaguar and Land Rover’s InControl Apps platform. InControl connects the vehicle directly to the Rdio app on your phone safely and instantly, making a seamless transition from earbuds to car speakers. Our award-winning user experience has been re-thought from the ground up to take full advantage of the InControl platform, delivering the best in-car experience around. No more fiddling with the phone—now you can easily and safely access your Rdio features directly in the dash, including personalized radio, curated stations, search, albums, playlists, and favourites—online or offline.

To take the music on the road with you, simply download Jaguar or Land Rover InControl from either the Google Play or Apple's App Store and enable Rdio. Rdio Unlimited listeners can take advantage of this partnership today. Support for Rdio’s free and Select tiers will be integrated later this year.

∞  21/07/2015 — 9:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:00AM in News |


Exclusive: Little Boots Works Her Rdio Session

British angel of electropop Little Boots is the latest artist to bless us with a live show to be recorded for our intimate Rdio Sessions series. Her set features "Taste It," which appears on her brand new album Working Girl and was previewed for Rdio fans first during the recording. Check out her session above and while you're in a live mode, turn on our Rdio Sessions Station for more exclusive performances from stars around the world.

∞  17/07/2015 — 7:24AM

Posted by Rdio at 7:24AM in Exclusives |

Artist To Watch

Introducing Our Artist To Watch for July

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British synthpop trio Years & Years (Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen) kicked off the year with the anthemic hit single “King,” which soared to number one in the UK and hit the top 10 in 10 other countries around the world. Now, as the BBC Sound of 2015 winning group readies the release of the long-awaited debut album Communion on July 10, we’re spotlighting Years & Years as our Artist To Watch for the month.

Press play on their Artists To Watch playlist, which includes emerging acts like Movement and All We Are. Then keep it locked to the Rdio Artist To Watch station to hear all of our picks for the acts who are poised to break out big this year!

∞  01/07/2015 — 8:11AM

Posted by Rdio at 8:11AM in Artist To Watch |


Plug Into AC/DC — Now on Rdio!

We are thrilled to welcome the deep catalogue of AC/DC, Australia’s greatest hard rock import of all time, to Rdio — it’s now streaming for the first time!

The group’s 17 studio albums, four live albums and two soundtracks are all here, starting from 1975’s debut High Voltage and running all the way to last year’s Rock or Bust. This is an influential and extensive discography that has allowed AC/DC to sell more than 200 million albums across the world.

Don’t miss iconic releases like Highway to Hell, featuring the late great vocalist Bon Scott; Back in Black, the band’s bestseller which also happens to be of the top selling albums of all time; and the monster number one album Black Ice, the band’s first chart-topper in over two decades.

Let there be rock in your ears!

∞  30/06/2015 — 8:09AM

Posted by Rdio at 8:09AM in Music |