By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 25, 2013 11:01 AM EDT
Rdio fans are in for some good news, as the iOS app received an update that now offers a station tuning feature as well.
In other words, Rdio users on iOS will now be able to tweak their collections to better suit their tastes in music. The new station tuning feature aims to allow users to discover new music while also listening to the Collections they or their friends have made.
Moreover, the new station tuning feature for the Rdio iOS app can now also help users enjoy the tracks they usually listen to, as dividing things into a new Collection is now a bit easier and more fun.
However, the station tuning is not the only new feature available, as the Rdio iOS app update brings two more things to the table: improved search and album art view.
The new album art mode allows users to browse their collections in an easier manner, while also making it more enjoyable through album artwork. The improved search function, meanwhile, will now allow users to filter results so they can find what they're looking for more easily, whether it's an artist, song, label or an entire album.
As iDownloadBlog accurately points out, the new Rdio update for the iOS app follows Pandora's announcement that it plans to remove the 40-hour mobile listening cap starting on Sept. 1. Pandora has also rolled out a minor update to both its iOS and Android apps, enabling a neat sleep timer tool. In an increasingly competitive market, Rdio's new features are widely seen as a response to Pandora's announcement.
Moreover, Rdio's new update for the iOS app also comes right before the launch of the much-hyped iTunes Radio, which is expected to give tough competition to music streaming services. Both Pandora and the upcoming iTunes Radio are major competitors to Rdio, which makes it all the more important to continue innovating and offer increasingly better features to keep users hooked.
For those unfamiliar with Rdio, the music subscription service allows users to stream unlimited music to their PC and mobile devices, but these functionalities are only available for paying subscribers. A free account, meanwhile, allows users to stream music for free to their web browser.
Rdio offers virtually all music genres from many different record labels, making it a top choice for music lovers.
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