Ever since I learned the best music site on the internet is being acquired by Pandora, I’ve been sick about losing the amazing Christmas playlist that I’ve been carefully curating for years. Thankfully, Rdio and Spotify have made it really easy to export and re-import my playlists. Here’s how to do it.
Last month, Rdio unexpectedly announced that it’s shutting down service and handing over the keys to Pandora. Existing subscriptions are rapidly dying off, which means it’s time to lament all the poor life choices you made with Rdio’s help.
There, I said it.
As you’ve probably heard if you’re an Rdio user, the music-streaming service is shuttering its doors. The fate of the company’s assets is clear—sold for $75 million to Pandora—but the wind-down process has now been outlined.
Whoa, this is surprising news: The music streaming site Rdio is filing for bankruptcy protection and handing over key assets to competitor Pandora.
Jay-Z’s TIDAL made big, messy waves the other month when it launched a $20-a-month streaming service. The accepted monthly rate for this kind of streaming service has normalized around $10 — which is why Rdio’s is hoping to undercut the competition with a new $4 tier.
Rdio's great, but it's long been the under-featured, overlooked alternative to the likes of Spotify and Rhapsody. Now, the New York Times reports that Rdio is striking out with a new freemium model: abundant free music, with a shed load of ads. So, like Spotify then.
Today, Sprint launched a partnership with Spotify, which offers special deals on the premium version of the music service to Sprint subscribers. That's great because it'll gets you a marginally lower price for a great music service—but it's also the beginning of what could one day make streaming music services…
Rdio's rumored free radio service is now real: from today, it's offering free, personalized radio to non-paying users on iOS and Android. Time to get listenin'.
We've heard some about how Red Bull's chief engineer (with the help of NASA) managed to drop daredevil extraordinaire Felix Baumgartener from the edge of space and see him back down in one piece. But now a new documentary is going to give us—or Rdio subscribers, rather—a behind the scenes peek at what it takes to for…
The New York Times is reporting that Rdio is partnering with Cumulus Media—a company that owns, like, real radio station—to provide a free version of its audio streaming service.
In the future, streaming radio stations will be so sophisticated that they'll know based on all sorts of factors exactly what it is you want to listen to. We're not quite there yet, but Rdio—our favorite streaming radio service—has a new personalized radio feature, which takes a bold step in that direction.
Today, Rdio streaming music subscribers with Unlimited accounts will get access to new video service from the company called, appropriately, Vdio. (It had previously been in a closed beta.) It's a rental and purchasing platform—not a subscription service—but it incorporates the social and content discovery features…
Siri isn't all that helpful when it comes to doing stuff you actually want to do on your iPhone, like search Spotify for example. But a voice-control app called Vela can fill that void.
Sometimes sentiments are best expressed musically. Understanding that, BuzzFeed has added an Rdio button that lets you react to any post with a song. How cool is that?
We've known that Microsoft has been working on a music service for a while now, and we finally got a chance to check it out first hand. Xbox Music is exactly what you'd want in a streaming service and store. It's complete in a way that Spotify, Amazon, and even iTunes aren't. Microsoft's new music platform is…