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Playing Favorites: Hands-on with Rdio's redesign

Rdio rolled out a fresh new design, but the stripped-down navigation works better on the mobile apps than the desktop.


The 20 best Chromecast apps, and counting

Google's $35 streaming stick is quickly catching up to boxes like Apple TV and Roku as more and more apps add support.

Rdio plans free ad-supported streaming service

Cumulus Media, which owns a 20 percent stake in Rdio, says the service is coming later this year and will feature content from Cumulus's radio stations.


Rdio dumping music recommendation engine after Spotify buys Echo Nest

Streaming radio will rely on other recommendation sources instead.

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Beats Music doubles trial period after first week sign-up snags

The new mobile-focused music subscription service wasn't quite ready for its popularity out of the gate.

Rdio launches free radio on mobile devices

In the battle against Spotify and Pandora, Rdio hopes free mobile radio is a hook for premium on-demand subscriptions.

Rdio to rock free, ad-supported tunes by end of 2013 thanks to radio partnership

Rdio just partnered with the U.S.'s second-largest radio provider, and free, ad-supported rocking could be in the cards by the end of 2013.

Review: Logitech UE Smart Radio a solid music-streaming radio hampered by software

The UE Smart Radio is a capable music streamer with access to both your local tunes and all the online services you could want. The rechargeable battery makes the compact unit even more portable. What holds the Smart Radio back from being a better product is the flaky desktop and mobile software.

Streaming music showdown: Xbox Music versus the world

Which streaming music service reigns supreme? We pit Xbox Music Pass against Pandora, Rdio, Slacker, and Spotify in an epic battle for the mic.

Music social networks that work

Apple's Ping may have been a failure, but there are some good ways to share your musical tastes with friends and expand your horizons at the same time.