The first thing you’ll notice is a brand new user interface, which organizes all of the app’s features in a “springboard” dashboard, eliminating the tabs along the bottom of the screen. Moreover, this dashboard can be easily customized in a same way as you would organize apps on your iPhone – simply tap and hold icons to rearrange them. Additionally, thanks to the always-visible search bar at the top of the screen, you can quickly find a song from the music catalogue.
Additionally updated Rdio iPhone app includes:
- One-touch access to new releases, top charts and recommended music from where you can learn about new music from this week, last week or 2 weeks ago. Top albums, songs and playlists, as well as a visual collection of album recommendations based upon the music you’ve previously played are all there.
- New persistent player at the bottom of the screen that moves with you no matter where you are within the Rdio app. At a glance, you’ll see what’s playing and “act on it” by accessing player controls.
- Enhanced “deeper” search now goes beyond artists, albums and songs, to include results for playlists and people, too.
- Finally, you can fine-tune syncing options and set syncing over Wi-Fi or 3G, Wi-Fi only or never. And thanks to a new way to filter your Collection and Playlist, you can see what you have synced to your device without going into offline mode.
Rdio for iPhone is available as a free download. After a 7-day free trial, Rdio Unlimited (web, desktop, mobile, Sonos) costs $9.99 and Rdio Web – $4.99.
Rdio (FREE) [iTunes link]