Rdio Help Center

Using Rdio - Social

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014
  1. Connect to Facebook
  2. Connect to Twitter
  3. Connect to Last.FM
  4. Follow People
  5. Share Music


Facebook

How do I connect Facebook and Rdio?

In Rdio, go to your Settings and select External, then click Connect.

Log in with your Facebook credentials.

Once you're connected, your Rdio Settings should look like this: 

Click Find Your Friends to see which of your Facebook friends have Rdio, and follow them to add them to your Rdio network.

How will I know the accounts were successfully connected?

Once the accounts are connected, you can share albums, playlists and artists on your wall, and on your friends’ walls.

You'll also see updates from friends in your Facebook Ticker, and on your music app page. You’ll see it on your timeline as well.

Disabling Timeline posts on Facebook

Just unselect the “Share the songs you play on Facebook” option in your Rdio Settings. 

You’ll still be able to share on Facebook with the "Share" option, and find your Facebook friends, but your current listens won’t appear on your Timeline.
 

I'm not seeing any updates, did I do it wrong?

Try signing out of Rdio and Facebook, clearing your browser’s cache, and then logging back in. If this doesn’t do the trick, try the following:

Disconnect your account from the Rdio External Settings page and remove the Rdio app from your Facebook app settings page.

To remove the Rdio app from Facebook, go to Account Settings, and select App.

From there, select the Rdio app, click Edit  and select Remove App.

Then, reconnect your accounts, select "Log in and Add to Timeline", and make sure you click "Allow" on the second permissions page as well.

How can I disconnect my Facebook and Rdio accounts?

To disconnect accounts, log into your Rdio account and visit your External settings. There, click the 'x' next to the account you'd like to revoke access to.

 

 

Twitter

How do I connect Twitter and Rdio?

In Rdio, go to your Settings and select External, then click Connect next to the Twitter icon.

In the popup that appears, log in with your Twitter credentials, and click Authorize App.


Once the accounts are successfully connected, your Rdio External Settings page will look like this: 

Click Find Your Friends to see which of your Twitter friends have Rdio, and follow them.

How can I disconnect my Twitter and Rdio accounts?

To disconnect accounts, log into your Rdio account and visit your External settings. There, click the 'x' next to the account you'd like to revoke access to.

 

Last.FM

Connect your Last.fm and Rdio accounts and scrobble what you listen to by visiting your Account Settings page. In Rdio, go to your Settings and select External, then click Connect next to the Last.FM icon.

If you’re not already logged into Last.fm, enter your Last.fm login information. If you are already logged in, select “Yes, allow access.” You should then see “You have connected your Last FM account.” in your external settings on Rdio.

To remove your connection with Last.fm, go to the External tab in Settings and click the "x" to revoke access to Last.FM.

 

Follow People


Why should I follow other people?

Following people makes it easy to discover new music. You'll see what they listen to most, what they add to their Collections, their Playlists and Reviews. 

What will my followers see? 

People who chose to follow you will see what you've been listening to, as well as your Recent Activity, Playlists and Reviews.



 


Find something that catches your eye? Hover over your friend’s name to listen along with a single click, or add his current tunes to your Collection or Queue.

What about people I don’t already know?

The labels, magazines, musicians, and tastemakers you’ll find in our Suggestions section are great for inspiration, discovery, and some pretty fantastic playlists. And Your Network probably follows some pretty interesting people themselves, so you can check their profiles for amped-up discovery. 

How do I unfollow someone? 

To unfollow someone from their Rdio profile , click the checkmark that indicates you are following them. Select Unfollow. 

To search for a user to unfollow, type the person's name or username and select the People tab in the search results. Select the user's profile and click the Following box with a checkmark that indicates you follow him or her.

Share Music

How do I share music? 

Share music by linking directly to the album or posting it to your Facebook or Twitter account. You can also recommend an album, song or artist directly to another Rdio user. 

To share, hover over the action menu and select Share this Album or Song. To share an artist, view the artist's page and click Share this Artist below the band photo on the right sidebar. 
 




When you share music with another Rdio user, your recommendations will appear in his or her Notifications center.


Where can I view my Notifications?

Your Notifications page displays recent interactions with others on Rdio. For example, when a friend follows you, recommends a song for you, or subscribes to a playlist of yours, you'll be notified here.
When you have unread Notifications, you'll see in the top righthand corner of your account.

Can I link directly to an album, artist or song? 

Use the action menu and select Share this Album or Song.  Use the link in the top right of the Share menu to link to the album or song. 

How do I post music to Facebook or Twitter? 

Share music on Twitter and Facebook by linking your accounts to Rdio. Allow Rdio to connect to your accounts by managing your External Settings. You can also use the action menu next to a song or album by selecting Share this Album, and clicking on Connect next to Facebook or Twitter.

Can I embed Rdio music in my player?

You can share music from Rdio on your blog or website with a customizable embedded music player. Click the Plus button next to any song, album or playlist and select Share. Then click on Embed.

Copy and paste the embed code where you want to embedded player to show up.


 

Click Customize if you’d like to select from several different sizes of embedded players.

Can the embeds play automatically?

Yes, just add ?autoplay to the URLs of the embeds.

For example:

<object width="500" height="250"><param name="movie" value="http://rd.io/e/Q1IjXNT3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://rd.io/e/Q1IjXNT3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="250"></embed></object </p>

becomes:

<object width="500" height="250"><param name="movie" value="http://rd.io/e/Q1IjXNT3?autoplay"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://rd.io/e/Q1IjXNT3?autoplay" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="250"></embed></object>

Remember, the URL appears twice, once in a <param>  and once in an <embed>. If you're embedding using something like SWFobject you won’t need to do the steps above.