Rdio on Wednesday announced it has updated its native Android and iOS apps with user interface changes and new features. You can download the latest versions now directly from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

First and foremost, the new “Find People” feature (available on the side navigation) gives you a curated list of recommended friends and their music taste, based on your connected Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as hand-picked artists and influencers. If you use Rdio for music discovery, this will definitely appeal to you.

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Next up are the new label Pages. Just like on Rdio’s Web and desktop apps, you can now search for a record label and find its top albums and artists.

Last but not least, Rdio has updated the side navigation panel in its app. It now shows blurred background and a cleaner interface, which Rdio says makes it easier “to access your profile, sort through playlists, and more.”

Rdio says these new apps unify the service’s experience regardless of platform, thanks to various user interface improvements and new features. In fact, the Rdio for Android and Rdio for iOS changelogs are identical:

  • Find People. The new feature makes following friends and artists easier than ever.
  • Labels. Search for a record label to find its top albums and artists.
  • Various minor bug fixes and UI improvements, including a new, cleaner look for sliding side navigation.

Rdio is facing increased competition from the likes of Spotify and most recently Google. The company’s latest attempt to differentiate itself has been a video service by the clever name of Vdio.

See also – Rdio launches Vdio social movie and TV service with an iPad app coming later today and $25 credit for Rdio subscribers and Rdio launches free music streaming internationally, unlimited listening for 6 months in 15 countries

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