Rdio is an excellent service for finding, collecting and carrying as much music as you can with you, but it can be so much more. The Playlist functionality is integral to the way the service works, and on an Android smartphone it is even more important.
Building new playlists is an incredibly easy process, and once you know the process, you will be creating new lists in no time at all. They let you organise your music more efficiently and also show others the type of music you enjoy.
The social aspects of the service mean that you can effectively create a digital mix tape and share it with anyone you like, and it only takes seconds to do. The process for sharing playlists is semi-automated, and all of the work to get in touch with friends is done elsewhere. Follow those people whose music tastes you understand and get some people following you and you are done. When you create playlists, they will be shown in your timeline and can be listened to by anyone simply by tapping them,
Some of the tasks are not completely intuitive, but this simple guide will show you the most effective way to create and share playlists directly on your Android device. Warning: once you start building playlists, you may find it extremely difficult to stop.
RDIO: Dealing With Rdio Playlists
1. USE THE BUTTON
The best way to create your first playlist is to find a song within Rdio and then to tap the’+’ button. A pop-up menu will appear and you should choose Add to Playlist.
2. YOUR FIRST PLAYLIST
You will see a blank page pop up with New Playlist at the top. Tap this and then give it a name in the next box that pops up. The song you chose will now be in the playlist.
3. BUILD IT UP
You can now search for any songs you like and use the’+’ button to add them to your playlist. Try not to make each playlist too long and, if possible, keep them organised by genre.
4. GET ORGANISED
At any time, you can simply hold your finger on a track and remove it, add it to your main collection or add it to a different playlist.
5. GET CONNECTED
In the Activity section, you can search for people and follow them. Let your friends know you are on Rdio and they can follow you too.
6. TIME TO SHARE
Your Activity timeline will be available to anyone who follows you. Everything you do is available to those who share your tastes.