Rdio redesigns its service to emphasize radio and recommendations

Rdio, the best music-streaming service that (statistically) you’re not using, is unveiling a smart redesign Thursday morning aimed at helping you discover new music faster. Free users will see the web and mobile apps place near-total emphasis on Rdio’s ad-supported radio stations, including more than 60 programmed by new human curators, while seeing fewer pleas to upgrade to the premium version. And all users will have access to the service’s useful new “Home” feed, which offers Facebook-like stories about trending and notable artists, songs, and albums. (It’s rolling out to users over the next couple of weeks.)

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