Ever wondered what the heck we’re talking about on Rdio’s site, blog, FAQs and forums? Use this glossary to get the scoop on some of our favorite and oft-used Rdio terms.
Action Menu: See that little ‘+’ or checkmark that appears over albums and songs when you mouse over them? We call it the Action Menu. Use it to Add (to Collection or Queue), Sync, Share or purchase (Download) music.
Clip-only, Not Available, Preview Only: These indicators are present when we don’t (yet!) have streaming rights for a specific album in your region. Some of these albums are available for Download.
Collaborative Playlist: Stop. Collaborate & Listen. Allow other people to join the fun by making your playlists collaborative. Share ideas, play musical games, and take advantage of other Rdio-ers’ vast musical knowledge.
Collection: A list of your favorite artists, albums, and songs all in one place. Add things to your Collection using the Action Menu.
Downloads: For some albums and songs, you’ll see the option to Download. These MP3 Downloads are entirely separate from your Rdio subscription, and the Rdio desktop apps manage downloads for you. You own these MP3 downloads, and thus you can transfer them to different computers, and they’ll remain playable whether or not you have an active Rdio subscription. You’ll see the individual download price listed next to the Download option.
Following: Click ‘Find and Invite People’ in the People sidebar to find out which of your friends are already on Rdio—you’ll have the option to connect with Facebook, Twitter or your email account directly.
Playlist: Get creative! Use playlists to organize & share your favorite tracks, collect holiday jingles, create odes to your favorite sports team, tell someone how you feel...You can access your playlists from your profile header or in one of our mobile apps. Extra points if you share your creations with friends and followers!
Queue: Albums, songs, playlists, and stations you'd like to play later will display here. We use this list for keeping track of new (and old) music discoveries, new tunes, recommendations, and other items on our musical laundry list. Quickly add new music from the 'Play Later' option in the action menu. Once whatever you’re currently listening to finishes, whatever is next in your Queue will pick up right in its place.
Sharing: To share, hover over the action menu and click ‘Share this...Album, Artist or Song.’ From there, you can link to, embed, or share music from Rdio directly through Facebook or Twitter, with a shortened rd.io link, or via email. You can also use drag and drop to Share—just drag the item to a friends icon in the right-hand sidebar to open up the Share menu.
Stations: The Ultimate shuffle—Stations are an easy way to hear a shuffled mix of music from any Collection, Heavy Rotation or artist page you find on Rdio. Just click the Station button, sit back, and listen.
Sync: With an Unlimited subscription, you can Sync songs to your mobile device using one of our mobile apps. Synced music is stored directly on your device, and does not need a WiFi or data connection to play. (Whether you’re Online or Offline, synced songs will play locally.) You can Sync as much music as will fit on your mobile device, and it will remain on the device as long as you have an active Unlimited subscription.