News by Andrew Kameka on Friday May 30, 2014.
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Music streaming service Rdio has updated its Android application to support the seamless switch form one smartphone to another on its Android device. Finally doing away with the short seconds of silence between tracks, the introduction of gapless playback will finally allow users to listen to pause-free transitions between songs as some artists intend for the music to be listened. This is a small but important change that affects many albums in hip-hop, rock, and orchestral music. Rdio cites Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon as a perfect example of why users will be pleased to see this change.
Android users can download the latest version of Rdio to use the new gapless playback. Android 4.1 or higher is required to access the feature, and you'll need to have paid monthly subscription to listen to the service on mobile devices. There's currently no version of the iPhone and iPad apps that enable the improved transitions, but an update to the iOS app is said to be "coming soon."Engadget
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