Rdio iOS app gets playlist editing, user & critic reviews, more


Rdio, the popular subscription music service, is rolling out an update today to its iPhone and iPad app that brings a couple of welcomed new features including playlist editing for iPhone and iPod touch and reviews. As for the new playlist editing features, Rdio explained in its blog post:

Now, you can update your playlists from your iPhone or iPod touch — in addition to creating playlists and adding new tracks, you can now remove and rearrange tracks until you’ve made the best playlist ever (or it’s dethroned by your next playlist, of course). You can also customize the playlist artwork, change its visibility and collaboration settings, and more.

The new Rdio app also includes reviews for albums and playlists from both users and critics. Not only will you now be able to write your own album and playlist reviews from within the app, you’ll also be able to browse reviews from critics in addition to reviews written by other users.

Rdio notes in its blog post that it has “also made tweaks to the app’s design, user interface, and overall performance.”

The updated Rdio app for iPhone and iPad is available on the App Store for free.

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  1. This update sounds good but I’m dangerously close to switching to Beats Music. While Rdio’s interface is head and shoulders above (the horribly, violently ugly) Spotify UI, Beats Music’s presentation is incredible making Rdio’s tiny text and controls more obvious when I switch.

    My only real hang-up (other than some tracks that aren’t available on Beats that are on Rdio) is the ability to start a random playlist based on a particular song although the (seemingly) hundreds of curated playlists still give you the ability to discover music that suffices.

    • ☯ haitao (@haitaoxia) - 9 years ago

      i prefer beats UI better too. Just one thing i don’t like: the blurring over the album artwork with progress ring when playing a song


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