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Experience Rdio on U Browser

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We're excited to announce that Rdio is now available on U, an innovative new browser that lets you control your music while you check your email, chat with friends or read the news. With Rdio’s app on U, you can pull up your favorite music and take it with you while you keep browsing. Volume control, album artwork, and play/pause/skip buttons are always right where you want them. It's being called CrossOver™ browsing, and once you experience it you’ll never look back. U is available for download now.

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Rdio + Shazam: Now With More Power

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The magical power of the Shazam app, which allows you to identify, explore and listen to music, has just gotten stronger with a fresh and full redesign that includes enhanced functionality for Rdio users.

Shazam fans can already use the Listen Free on Rdio mode on Shazam’s tag screen to hear full length versions of songs identified with the app and every song you Shazam is stored automatically in a personal playlist on Rdio called “My Shazam Tracks” — allowing you to revisit all the music that catches your ear and made you pull out your phone.

Now with the latest update, Rdio users can add any song on Shazam to any Rdio playlist, whether they Shazamed the song or found it in Pulse, Shazam’s music discovery feed of popular and trending music. We’re excited for you to try it out and see how much this opens up your playlist possibilities.

The most recent Shazam update is available now in both Free and Encore versions for iOS; the Android version will be available in a few weeks.

To connect your Rdio account with Shazam, follow the instructions in your Shazam newsfeed or go into your Shazam settings and select Connect to Rdio.

Happy Shazaming!

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.

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Developer App: Wake Up

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As if you need another excuse to hit the snooze button, this month’s Developer App, Wake Up, rouses you awake with your favorite Rdio playlist.

Download Wake Up, an alarm clock app that lulls you to sleep and gets you going with any Rdio playlist you create or subscribe to. Pick your morning mix, customize your snooze time, and set your alarm. There’s even an Airplay feature so that you can wirelessly stream to other devices without ever getting out of bed.

The app itself is visually dynamic and minimal to a fault — am/pm is “set automatically” which means that the app chooses the meridiem based on 12-hour intervals. So if you want a 7:00am alarm, you will need to wait until 7:00pm to set it. Follow developer David Brunow and designer Jenni Leder on Twitter for future updates.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

∞  April 25, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Developer App: Talk Radio

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Talk Radio is to Rdio as Siri is to the iPhone. With just the sound of your voice, this month’s Developer App plays what you want to hear without navigating with a mouse.

First, make sure your browser of choice is Chrome, version 25 or later. Then head over to Talk Radio to start the music. Hit the spacebar and tell the app what you want to hear — say an artist like, “Play Jim James,” or a genre such as, “Play indie pop.” You can even get niche-music-nerd levels of specific like, “Play chill music in the style of smooth jazz.”

Talk Radio utilizes Chrome’s brand new Web Speech API and The Echo Nest’s snazzy search function to make beautiful music together. When the speech recognizer hears, “Play music by dead mouse,” The Echo Nest can smartly resolve to “deadmau5.”

The app was built by Paul Lamere who also created Boil The Frog, our pick for last month’s Developer App. Follow Lamere on Twitter to see what he’s cooking up next.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: Boil the Frog

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This month’s Developer App is like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for music. Boil the Frog builds a track-by-track connection from one artist to another based on musical style.

Boil the Frog lets you move from Mickey Mouse to deadmau5, swing from Kanye West to Taylor Swift, and jump from Justin Bieber to Jimi Hendrix almost seamlessly.

Simply enter the names of two artists and Boil the Frog will generate a playlist, letting you know the number of songs needed for the gradual shift. Click the first song to listen to the entire playlist or any album cover to play the individual song. If you don’t care for a particular track or artist, the “New Track” button will replace the song while “Bypass” will create a whole new playlist. To save the mix onto Rdio, click “Save this playlist.”

With the help of The Echo Nest, Paul Lamere created an artist similarity graph that finds the path between two artists for Boil the Frog. Playlists are then built by following the path with the most popular artists and the most popular song from that artist.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: Synco

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Syncing just got a whole lot simpler thanks to this month’s Developer App. Synco helps manage and update your offline music on mobile devices.

Head over to synco.fm and connect your Rdio account. Choose any or all of the four categories to sync — your favorite artists, favorite albums, trending artists, and trending albums. The favorite and trending albums categories are populated by the track listings from the actual albums. Favorite and trending artists pulls the top tracks from the artist’s Top Songs Station, mixing your most loved tracks with new discoveries.

No need to fuss if you have an ever changing queue of trending artists and albums — Synco will automatically update your offline music periodically according to your listening habits.

Follow Synco on Twitter for updates including news on upcoming features like the ability to add and remove more music from each category.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: Eavesdrop

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This month’s Developer App turns your friends into an army of personal DJs. Eavesdrop lets you listen in on any mate’s music in real time.

Connect your Rdio account to Eavesdrop and then tune into anyone you follow. Kick back as your bud navigates the jams — when their tracks change, so do yours. Music plays directly on Eavesdrop. Although Eavesdrop won’t notify your friends that you’ve been nosey, the tracks will appear in your listening history.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: SoundReady

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See the setlist before the band even takes the stage with the help of this month’s Developer App. SoundReady creates a playlist predicting an artist’s upcoming show.

SoundReady analyzes the artist’s trends and past setlists from Setlist.fm to surmise future performances. Want to find out if Lady Gaga will play your jam live? Enter her name and SoundReady will list her bio and upcoming tour dates along with the predicted setlist. Listen to the mix, recreate the playlist on Rdio, and share it with your concert buddies. Follow SoundReady on Twitter for updates.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some cash via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: Fathom

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Searching for music similar to your favorite artists? Find them hanging out in the same “neighborhood” on Fathom, this month’s Developer App.

Hop over to Fathom and look up an artist in the search bar. A visual “neighborhood” of suggested albums are laid out — the app pulls recommendations from Last.fm and plays the tunes from Rdio. You have the choice to give any album a listen, add it to a queue for later, or delete it and a new recommendation will slide right into the empty space. Each album you click on brings new suggestions, letting you surf the music relationships for hours. Follow Fathom on Twitter for future news about the app.

Want to learn more about the Rdio API? Visit Rdio’s Developer page, register for an API key, and start building. Feel free to check out our sample code and libraries on Github and join our API Google Group. Need more incentive? You can even earn some dough via the Rdio Affiliate Program.

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Developer App: Setlist

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Never miss a beat from a beloved band again — Setlist, this month’s Developer App, tells you when one of your favorite artists is coming to town.

Download Setlist and link your Rdio account. The app will alert you if an artist in your Collection is performing in any of your specified cities. Found a show you’re dying to see? Just purchase tickets through the Songkick integration. Follow Setlist on Twitter for any updates and news.

Try your hand at an app idea — just head to Rdio’s Developer page and register for an API key. Our Github page and API Google Group are there to give you a push. Your app can even bring in some dough from the Rdio Affiliate program.