Yesterday, reacting to the news that Spotify was getting a darker look on the Mac, we despaired that it would ever catch up to the aesthetic appeal of Rdio.
As if they heard our words, Rdio widened the gap a little more today, releasing a new update that contains not only iOS 7-oriented UI improvements, but a notable new feature as well.
Although Rdio already has an attractive design that seems in-keeping with Apple’s iOS 7 design philosophy (if not slavish to it), previous versions of the app still contained the ugly old iOS 6 keyboard. In the new Rdio, this has been replaced by iOS 7’s default keyboard, which helps keep things consistent.
The iOS 7-ification of Rdio doesn’t stop there, though. The new update also features improved Rdio profiles. But it’s the new feature that’s really cool: you can now set a sleep timer that will tell Rdio to automatically stop playback after a given interval from 15 minutes to two hours.
As always, the new version of Rdio can be download on the iOS App Store. The app is free, although you will have to subscribe if you want to keep listening after two weeks.