April 2013

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Unleashes Catalog on Rdio

Red Hot Chili Peppers

From classics like Blood Sugar Sex Magik to more recent releases like Stadium Arcadium to forever favourites like Californication and One Hot Minute, there’s now plenty of Red Hot Chili Peppers action on Rdio to spice up your ears to whatever level of heat you desire. The L.A.-bred band is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year with the verve and effervescence of musicians much younger and greener — evidence that RHCP shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you start at the beginning or work backwards from the newest releases, the catalog is sure to offer insights, surprises, and old favourites.

We’re giving you a quick taste of the Chili Peppers with our RHCP Retrospective playlist — rock on below.

∞  30/04/2013 — 1:00AM

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Rdio and Twitter Make #music Together

Twitter Music

A little birdie might have told you that Twitter #music launched today. We’re thrilled to be part of the new Twitter #music experience — it’s built for music discovery, just like Rdio.

With the Twitter #music app for the web and iOS, you’ll be able to see what tunes are trending, discover emerging talent, get recommendations based on your taste, and follow what people are listening to. Everyone gets to hear a 30 second preview but when you connect with Rdio, you can play the full track.

Don’t have an Rdio account yet? Sign up for free now and try the Rdio Unlimited mobile app for 14 days without pulling out the plastic.

Tweet at @RdioUK and tell us how well we play with Twitter.

∞  18/04/2013 — 6:12AM

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Introducing Vdio

When we launched in 2010, our ambition was to design the best experience for the watch-and-listen-anywhere, share-everything, stream-it-now era of content distribution. We started with Rdio and built the most beautiful way to discover, listen, and share an endless stream of music — 18 million songs. Today, we’re previewing our next step on that journey, Vdio, a beautiful new way to buy, rent, and share your favourite movies and TV shows with your friends, in real-time. We’re offering Rdio Unlimited subscribers a special preview of Vdio, right now, right here.

Vdio

The first thing you’ll notice about Vdio is that it’s designed to solve the “what to watch” problem. It’s not just that we’ve got amazing content, but that the experience is now geared to get you from searching to watching faster. We’re introducing the notion of Sets — playlists for TV shows and movies — so anyone can make and share lists of their favourites, making it easier than ever to discover new stuff. Or, you can just check out what your friends are watching in the moment and jump in. Beyond that, Vdio has the beautiful design and social features that people love about Rdio, with plenty more to come.

So, what exactly can you watch on Vdio? Everything from the newest releases to cult classics and a whole lot in between from the major studios and networks. Right now, you can watch Argo, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, Brave, Prometheus, Lawless, and thousands of other hit movies. You can down a cocktail with Don Draper on Mad Men, tune in to the Dowager’s latest quip on Downton Abbey, death-grip your armchair during Homeland, or marvel at the jaw-dropping perfection of Breaking Bad. TV shows are available the day after they air and you can subscribe to seasons at a discount. We plan on adding new titles and bonus content daily, so be sure to check back regularly to see what’s new.

For the moment, Vdio is only available to Rdio Unlimited subscribers in the US and UK. To get you rolling, we’re giving all Rdio Unlimited subscribers a £20 credit to use on Vdio (same goes for anyone who subscribes in the next 60 days). Vdio currently works on the Web and iPad, with other devices and platforms in the plan.

So, find a comfy chair, grab your iPad or PC, and catch up on the TV episodes you missed last season or find out how Argo took home Best Film at the BAFTAs — all on us, of course.

Thanks for being an Rdio fan. Enjoy!

∞  03/04/2013 — 9:41AM