Rdio may be the underdog in the streaming media wars when compared to Spotify, but for my money, they still have the best software around. And it’s just gotten even better.
Today, Rdio for iOS was updated to version 3.1, bringing a new station for just-released music, enhanced sharing abilities and a load of other features and bug fixes.
The keynote feature of the new Rdio is the New Music Weekly Station, a curated selection of the week’s hottest new tracks, all plucked by hand from Rdio’s new releases. I listen to a lot of Rdio’s automatic stations, and I’m looking forward to trying this one as well: It should help me keep more current than 2012 for a change when it comes to new releases.
The other addition is Enhanced Sharing, which allows users to quickly share music just by pressing and holding their finger down when listening to any track, album, playlist or station. Not an earth-shattering feature, but any tweak that removes some friction from the interface is a good tweak.
In addition to the changes Rdio made to its iOS app, it has also changed how favorites are handled on its Web app, allowing users to select multiple favorite tracks at a time, sort favorites by most-played, build a playlist of their favorites, explore their friends’ favorites and more.
Rdio’s a fantastic app, and an even better service, and I legitimately worry that Spotify or Apple might someday put it out of business. Give it a try by downloading Rdio from the App Store for free.