Rdio for Android updated with custom music storage locations

Daniel Bader

January 11, 2013 3:22 pm


Rdio for Android has been updated with some nice features that will sure to appease long-time users of the app.

In November the digital streaming company reworked its app for Android and iOS to utilize the same clean, minimal design ethic as its desktop version. Since then, things have been relatively quiet on the update front as Rdio has tweaked and optimized its apps across both platforms.

A recent Android release brought a new player UI, improved transitions between off- and online modes and, after many such requests, custom storage locations for users with microSD cards. The company says that, by default, music will be stored on the external SD card as long as it was inserted to the device before the first login. But, in some cases, the external card may not be detected and offline storage will burden the often-small internal ROM.

In this case, users must do the following:

To manually specify the path for offline (Synced) storage:
- Go to settings > Sign Out (you will have to re-login and re-sync your music after doing this).
- At the login screen there will be an SD card icon in the upper right corner.
- Select “Custom” from options presented.
- Enter the absolute path of the storage directory for your device (the path must start with / ). For example, the Samsung Galaxy SII has an SD card path of /mnt/sdcard/external_sd (you may need to do a Google search for the actual path on your device, the path may vary from device to device).

If you’re an avid Rdio fan, make sure to download the latest update for Android here .

  • Stephen K

    Great news! Now my daughter can store her offline music on her Microsd card on her Galaxy Player 4.2! This was a big issue before this update!

    • Assdroid

      Android licks asss :)

  • Michael

    This App tires to using Windows Phone Metro UI design, This looks like Zune or Xbox misic marketplace (the Phone on the right),just like the history portion of Zune marketplace except the pictures are further apart and it does not have a full picture of the Artist in the background, it doesnt look as good as Windows Phone though it tries to, a lot of App makers are copying Microsoft UI design, clean and minimalistic approach.

  • n2burns

    I love when apps are posted with a Nexus One in their pics. Makes me feel better that I’m still carrying one around!!

  • Ghostface

    @Micheal Sorry to burst your bubble, but apps have used that design well before Windows Phone. If that design was so good as you claim it is then more people would have this phone.

    Still have yet to see anyone using a Windows phone outside of the store reps at Bell.

  • Ghostface

    @n2burns the Nexus One has a great phone design! They even ported Jellybean to it!!

  • Michael

    @ghostface you need to have your eyes checked and your ears cleaned many people are now rocking Windows Phone just this week its revealed WP is selling 5 times as much as it did a year ago imseeing lots of people especially with the Lumia 710 and HTC 8x, Nokia share prices has jumped over 17% in the week due to WP, WP is only getting stronger i just saw on article on forbes where they said WP is on track to sell 1 million units perweek, look it up. The others are copying WP for A REASON, ITS THE BEST MOBILE OS.

  • Donald

    @Ghostface Yeah, cause google sure didn’t give it 4.x themselves.