Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Rdio takes many of the changes we've seen in music sharing over recent years and compiles them into a single, easy-to-use interface that offers a bit of everything for different types of music lovers.
Rdio's function is straightforward. Subscribe and gain instant access to 20 million songs. Create playlists, download other playlists, or search for bands or albums you want to listen to. Where it stands out is the deep social integration and the ability to create and download playlists to your device for offline listening--something other services like Pandora don't allow. The interface is very intuitive, focused almost exclusively on the music, but with numerous features including recent activity tracking, new release lists, pre-made playlists and a queue of your current playlist. You can also share with other users or follow them to discover new tracks faster.
Because of the freedom Rdio gives you over how you play your music (and where), there is a cost. Basic service starts at $15/month and is done through in-app purchases. The app doesn't do a lot if you don't have a paid account, though you can try it for 14 days the first time you download. While Rdio isn't perfect, it is one of the better music subscription services on the App Store and well worth checking out for anyone constantly looking for new tracks.
Rdio is a new social music service for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Follow your friends and other people with great taste in music, and find new and old favorites. Play any of our more than 10 million songs as much as you like, make your own playlists, and collaborate with friends on theirs. Search and find any song, album or artist, and start listening immediately. Sync songs, albums and playlists to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch and listen even when you're offline. Access 10+ million songs. Tons of new albums added every week. Carry your collection in your pocket. Sync and play music when you're offline. Build unlimited playlists. Search the entire Rdio catalog. Rdio is a subscription music service.
What's new in this version:
Minor bug fixes