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| March 12, 2013
Looks And Sounds Good: Rdio For iPhone Update Brings New Album And Playlist Views
A couple of weeks after Spotify updated its official iPhone app with design enhancements, Rdio has now also updated its own official iPhone app also with several design enhancements. The latest update to Rdio for iPhone is a follow-up to the design refresh the app received last month. That, in turn, is the first major update to come to the universal Rdio app since its big 2.0 update last year. The design refresh in question brought an improved design that greatly enhanced usability. Along with it came support for long-press and badges. The former lets you tap and hold a piece of music to share, sync to device, add to playlist, or play later. And the latter lets you easily see what music you've added to your collection or synced to your device. Now, Rdio for iOS has been updated with additional design changes. But as mentioned, these changes have been applied to the app's iPhone edition only. Let's hope the app's iPad edition gets pretty much the same update soon, since one of the new improvements in Rdio for iPhone would definitely look good on the iPad. [caption id="attachment_391603" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Rdio[/caption] I'm talking about the large display of album art, which is now front and center in Rdio for iPhone's album view. The updated app also introduces a new playlist view with new social features. These let you easily see which of your friends have listened to which albums and shows playlists related to what you're listening to. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later, the newly updated Rdio for iOS is available in the App Store for free. Music streaming on iOS has been a hot topic of late, what with Apple itself seemingly on its way toward introducing its so-called iRadio. Last week, it was reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook and iTunes Music Store mastermind Eddy Cue met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine late last month to discuss "Project Daisy." "Project Daisy" is a music subscription service announced by Beats last January as part of its plans to relaunch MOG, which was acquired by the company last year. However, it was later reported that Apple's own music subscription service won't be launched anytime soon, since it has been delayed by licensing negotiations with music companies. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]