If you wanted to use Rdio
without the Adobe Air component (which I thought was pretty good), there is now an official Rdio player
built for the OS X desktop. The custom Rdio interface takes on a life of its own by disobeying Aqua’s color scheme for the dark blue seen in Rdio’s online playback controls, and we’d be dipped if it didn’t look a little like iTunes. Similar to something like Songbird
, Rdio enables users to browse the site through the music interface, and can scan your music collection just like the Air app did. If you can purchase individual songs, they’ll be added to your iTunes library.
Rdio isn’t available in the Mac App Store – the download is only available to Rdio subscribers through www.rdio.com
. You can sign up for a free trial, then navigate to the Rdio for Mac page
for a free download.