August 24, 2013
Rdio for iOS has just received another update that brings a handful of improvements. The most notable of these improvements is station tuning, another feature added to the popular music streaming app ahead of the official launch of iTunes Rdio this fall. With this feature, you can adjust any station to play more "familiar" or more "adventurous" tracks. The ability to listen to personalized stations in Rdio was introduced last June with the addition of Song Stations, a feature that enables users to start a station based on any song. Then, earlier this month, Rdio was updated with YouFM, a related feature that plays a station made up of favorite and related tracks. The latest update to Rdio also lets you browse your Collection with a new album art view and search using filters for songs, artists, albums, labels, and people. Also including various UI improvements and minor bug fixes, the new version of Rdio is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. With the launch of iTunes Radio just around the corner, rival services, understandably, have been beefing up their efforts. Just yesterday, Pandora announced that it would be removing its 40-hour-per-month limit on free mobile listening on Sept. 1, six months after the cap was introduced. And three weeks ago, Spotify launched its curated playlists in addition to its personalized recommendations. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
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