How do I download Rdio for Android?
Can I manage my subscription from the Rdio for Android app?
Yes, you can upgrade your trial or Web-only subscription by logging in to Rdio on your Android, going to Settings, and selecting “Subscribe.”
What’s my Collection, and how do I add to it?
Your Collection is a list of your favorite artists, albums, and songs all in one place.
To add music to your Collection, find an album or song and longpress (tap and hold) the album artwork or track name. Then, select “Add to Collection” or “Sync to Mobile.”
To remove music from your Collection, tap the artist name and select an album. If you want to remove the whole album, tap the next to the album name. For individual tracks, longpress on the individual track.
What does Sync to Mobile mean?
Synced music is stored directly on your device, and does not need a WiFi or data connection to play. Sync as much music as will fit in your mobile device’s storage, and it will remain on the device as long as you have an active Unlimited subscription.
How do I manage my synced music?
To sync music, find an album or song, longpress the album artwork or track, and select Sync to Mobile. Music synced to your device is marked with an orange device icon (). You can also manage your synced music on Rdio.com. Your device will sync newly added music the next time you launch the Rdio for Android app.
To remove albums and songs from your synced collection just longpress on the album artwork and select Remove from Mobile.
How does music sync to the Android?
Music begins syncing when you launch the Rdio app, and it will run until fully synced or until you exit the app.
Under Settings, you can choose to sync automatically over WiFi Only, or both cellular data or WiFi. If you’d rather disable automatic syncing completely, select Never—syncing will only occur when you manually tap the Sync button.
Under Sync, you can manually start syncing (or view sync progress). Tap the button on the bottom of the screen to pause or resume syncing. An icon will appear in the phone’s header when the phone is syncing.
Can I set a custom storage location for my synced music?
You can! However, you should only use this feature only if you have a device where the app is not automatically storing to your SD card.
To manually specify the path for offline (Synced) storage:
- Go to settings > Sign Out (you will have to re-login and re-sync your music after doing this).
- At the login screen there will be the option to set a custom storage path below the login dialog.
- Select "Custom" from options presented.
- Enter the absolute path of the storage directory for your device (the path must start with / ). For example, the Samsung Galaxy SII has an SD card path of /mnt/sdcard/external_sd (you may need to do a Google search for the actual path on your device, the path may vary from device to device).
How can I manage my Queue?
How can I add music to my queue?
Longpress on any album, track, or playlist and select Play Later to add it to your Queue.
How do I play music that isn’t already in my Collection?
Play music that is not in your Collection by browsing your network's Heavy Rotation (see below for more information on Heavy Rotation), or use the search feature by tapping the search icon in the upper right hand corner of the app.
Type the desired artist name, song or album, and results will be automatically sorted by Artists, Albums, Songs, and Playlists. Scroll and tap the desired Artist, Album or Song to begin playing music. Use your Device’s hardware back button to navigate backwards through your results.
You can also listen to Artist Radio by tapping the Radio icon in the upper right corner of an Artist’s page. If you select an artist’s name from search, it will open the Artist’s page. Scroll down to browse Popular albums and Popular songs. If you want to see more music, tap More Albums or Songs.
Can I change my streaming preferences?
Rdio will automatically decrease streaming quality to avoid overload. To adjust this manually, go to Settings and select Enable High Quality Streams. You can select to stream in high quality Always (WiFi and cellular data), over WiFi Only, or Never.
How do I switch between Online and Offline mode?
While offline, you can listen to the music you've synced to your phone. To manually switch between Online and Offline Mode, head to Settings, then "Go Online" or "Go Offline."
What can I do with Playlists?
You can view your own playlists, ones on which you’re collaborating, and playlists you are subscribed to in the left-hand navigation menu. You can also create new playlists, edit existing ones, and sync playlists for offline access.
To create a new playlist, longpress any song and select “Add to Playlist.” Then choose the “New Playlist...” option at the top.
To delete a song from a playlist, open your playlist, longpress the song, and select “Remove from Playlist."
Can I access Rdio’s social features on the Android app?
Check out your network’s Heavy Rotation and Recent Activity, as well as see user profiles and your own listening history.
Heavy Rotation: See what your network has been listening to by tapping Heavy Rotation. You can change the Heavy Rotation filter to see what music is most played by those in your network. Tap any album cover to view the album and start listening.
Recent Activity: Select Recent Activity to see a timely feed of your network’s activity—you’ll see updates when people you follow add music to their collection, create or update Playlists, and more. Tap on someone’s name to view their profile.
History: Here you can see a record of what you’ve been listening to on Rdio. You can see everything from This Week, Last Week, or Two Weeks Ago.
Can I see what’s new and popular on Rdio in the Android app?
Keep tabs on New Releases, Top Charts on your Android.
New Releases: Stay up-to-date on new music via the New Releases section. View new releases from this week, last week or two weeks ago.
Top Charts: See what’s trending on Rdio — view the most popular Albums, Songs, and Playlists.
How does remote control mode work?
When Rdio is active on another device, you’ll see “Rdio is playing elsewhere” in the now playing bar at the bottom of the app. In this mode, you’ll be able to play/pause the music, change what’s playing, and toggle shuffle and repeat controls remotely.
To play Rdio from your iPhone instead, tap the album art to enter Now Playing mode and tap .
Can I use shuffle and repeat?
In the Now Playing view, you can manage the Repeatand Shuffle controls.