Rdio 2.3.3. for iOS (app icon, small)

Rdio has updated its free radio streaming app for the iPhone and iPad with some bug fixes and a brand new, albeit long overdue, feature: push notifications. That’s right, you can now elect to received push alerts for various social activities going on in your stream.

The Internet radio app offers a catalog of 25 million songs and now you can get notified when someone shares a song with you, follows you on the service, subscribes to your playlist and more.

Push alerts settings are granular so you can choose to receive alerts for specific events and mute alerts for the others. For example, you could tell Rdio to send notifications to your device only for new songs shared with you…

In addition to push alerts, the new Rdio version 2.5.9 includes various user interface enhancements and minor bug fixes.

Rdio 2.5.3 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Rdio 2.5.3 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Here’s the full changelog:

• Push Notifications. Get notified on your mobile device about the activities of your choice, such as music shared with you, new followers, subscribers to your playlists and more
• Various UI improvements and minor bug fixes

Rdio back in March received support for Google’s $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle.

Updates in months past have brought out various improvements, such as in-app playlist editing and reviews, Sleep Timer and revamped user profiles, streaming support in two dozen new countries, Shazam integration and what not.

You can download Rdio free in the App Store.

The universal app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, plus a Rdio subscription – starting at seven bucks per month for unlimited listening everywhere.

Rdio also offers a 14-day free trial and various Family plans.

  • J. Rockwell

    As much as I liked Rdio back in the day I had to dump them for not offering 320kbps streaming which only Spotify and Beats Radio offers. I prefer my music crystal clear.

    • neez

      You know what. I’ m from a country other than USA. And I’m trying Spotify for about 1 month, And I can assure you that Rdio is a better streaming service than Spotify. It may have a lower streaming audio quality, but beside you can’t really tell the difference on a day-to-day basis using a standard headset or earphones, it’s a better service by far, in all aspects. Everything they offer is better and easy to use, in all aspects, and since I often use a great quality headset to listen to music on my spare time, I can tell you that Rdio is better by all means. It’s so more simple and easy to use that I’m regreting to use Spotify Also, all the features are better offered, and I have much more control over what I’m listening, and discovering, that I already changed back…
      You should try! Not kidding. And sorry for my english, I’m fighting autocorrect…