Rdio Help Center

Windows Phone App Guide

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2015

Browse the article below or jump to one of these sections: Favorites, Downloading, Playlist, Search, Sharing, History, New Releases, Now Playing, Shuffle and Repeat, Remote Control Mode, Sleep Timer

Getting the app

From your Windows Phone device, visit www.rdio.com or click this link to download the Rdio app from the Windows Phone Store — it requires Windows 8.1 or newer. 


Your Favorites is a list of your favorite Artists, Albums, Songs, Playlists and Stations all in one place.

To add music to your Favorites, find an album or song and tap the heart icon located in the app bar. The heart icon will then be highlighted white as shown below.

You can also longpress (tap and hold) the album artwork or track name. Select “Add to Favorites.”

To remove music from your Favorites, tap the artist name and select an album. If you want to remove the whole album, tap the highlighted heart icon in the app bar. You can also longpress (tap and hold) the album art and tap “Remove from Favorites.”

To remove individual tracks from the album, longpress (tap and hold) on track title and select "Remove from Favorites.”

You can view all your favorited content by heading to “Favorites” and filtering by Overview, Albums & Songs, Artists, Playlists and Stations.

Download to Mobile

Downloaded music is stored directly on your Windows Phone device and does not need a WiFi or data connection to play. Download 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 Rdio Unlimited subscription. 

To manually switch between Online and Offline Mode, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand navigation menu and tap "Go Offline.”

Why did Rdio turn grey?

Without a WiFi or cellular data connection, the Rdio app will enter Offline mode. You will have access to the music you have downloaded in your Favorites, as well as any downloaded Playlists. You can tap any of the greyed-out music to make the Rdio app search for a signal to reconnect, or go to Settings and select “Go Online.”

Managing Downloaded music

Please note that you cannot download music while streaming music at the same time. 

To download music, find an album or song and tap the down arrow icon located in the app bar.

You can also longpress (tap and hold) the album artwork or track, and select “Download to Mobile.”

Music downloaded to your device is marked with an orange download icon.

​Remove downloaded albums and songs from your Windows Phone by tapping the highlighted download icon in the app bar or by longpressing the album artwork and selecting “Remove from Mobile.”

You can also manage your downloaded music on http://www.rdio.com.

You can choose to have your device automatically download newly added music the next time you launch the Rdio app or only when you’re connected to Wi-Fi if you don’t have an unlimited data plan. If you’d rather disable automatic downloading completely, select Never. Then downloading will only occur when you manually tap the Download button. 

To change the setting for this, tap the “...” in the bottom right hand corner and tap “Settings.” From there, you can select Never, Wi-Fi only, or Automatically as shown below.

Creating a Playlist

In the left-hand navigation menu, you can create new Playlists, edit existing ones and download Playlists for Offline access.

When you’re in Offline mode, you’ll see only Playlists that have been downloaded to your device.

To create a new Playlist, longpress any song or album and select “Add to Playlist.” Then choose the “New Playlist...” option at the top. Now just type in a new title!

Add tracks or entire albums to your existing Playlists by longpressing the song title or album artwork and selecting “Add to Playlist.” Then choose which Playlist you’d like to add it to.

To delete a song from a Playlist, open your Playlist, longpress the song, and select “Remove from Playlist”.


The search bar is located in the app bar. Type the name of what you’re looking for—your results will be sorted by Artists, Albums, Songs, Playlists and People.

Sharing Music

You can share songs, albums or Playlists while you’re on the go—just longpress the item and tap for the Share option. The Share options will allow you to share with the people who follow you, post to Facebook and Twitter, or copy the link to share where you choose.


History shows a record of what you’ve been listening to on Rdio. You can find it by tapping your name in the left hand navigation panel as shown below.

New Releases

Stay up-to-date on new music via the New Releases section. View new releases from this week, last week, and two weeks ago.

Now Playing

Check what you are currently listening to by tapping the Now Playing icon located in the app bar.

Shuffle and Repeat

In the Now Playing view, you can manage the the Shuffle and Repeat controls. Shuffle is in the lower left hand corner while repeat is in the lower right hand corner. The icons will be highlighted white when turned on.

Remote Control Mode

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 Windows Phone instead, tap the album art to enter Now Playing mode and tap “Play here Instead.”

Sleep Timer

Go to Settings > Sleep Timer and select how long you want the app to play before turning off. You can use this feature to save on data use and battery life if you want to listen only for a set amount of time.