July 30, 2014

Rdio launches new stations and 'You FM' feature

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Rdio announced on Thursday that the music streaming service has completely overhauled the music stations and introduces a new “You FM” personalized station. Designed to help listeners discover new music and enjoy a listening experience that seems to know you better than you know yourself, these features are available immediately.

Rdio’s new Stations will incorporate some never before seen features such as “You FM,” a personalized radio station that is automatically curated based on a user’s listening habits, Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and more to create a truly unique and individualized listening experience.

What service(s) do you like to use for your streaming music needs? Do you have a go-to favorite or do you dabble with all of the players? Do you pay a premium price for additional services or features?

Features in Stations Include:

  • Radio you’ll never tire of — Choose from 10 different station types to create an endless list of favorite stations, each drawing on our catalog of over 20 million songs. Start a station by typing in any artist or song in the search bar, or select one of almost 400 sub-genre stations. No matter what your mood or taste in music, we have a station that’s just right for you.
  • Stunning new player — Vote on individual songs, tune stations towards familiar or adventurous sounds, and pivot stations based on favorite tracks, all inside a dynamic station player design that features album art like they’re meant to be seen.
  • You FM — A brand new, personalized, adjustable station that leverages Taste Profiling technology from The Echo Nest and incorporates all your listening history, track voting, Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and more to create a truly unique and individualized listening experience. As your tastes grow and evolve, so does You FM.
  • Stations front and center — A simple, elegant user interface for browsing various station types, creating new stations, and revisiting favorite stations.
  • Social discovery — Easily play stations based on your friends’ aggregated listening history (Heavy Rotation Station) or tuning into a specific friend’s or influencer’s You FM by clicking People. It’s like flipping on the car radio and knowing every DJ.

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