Hot on the heels of its rival adding support for Android tablets, rdio has updated its music streaming app to support not only a new tablet version, but a complete redesign for its user interface.
Rdio has ditched the three-tab legacy design in favor of something flat, quick, and at your fingertips. The app launches with a new homescreen that pushes more options to the front. Members can jump directly to the collection, playlists, queue, heavy rotation, social activity, history, new releases, top charts, or recommended songs. A search bar rests in the top right corner to get to a specific song, artist, or album.
The playback screen remains fairly untouched because that was previously a bright spot. What has changed is that Rdio has added the long-requested feature to control playback from the lockscreen on Android 4.0 devices. The app can now skip, pause, and show album art. And when you want to find new music to control, there are several ways in which to find them. Here’s a list of the new music discovery options rdio sent to us.
- New Releases