Music streaming service, Rdio now have an app for Ubuntu. It has over 20 millions of songs, from hits music to classic songs, with more being added for you to listen to. Until quite recently, you could only access your music on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android devices. There were no support for Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

This brief brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Rdio app in Ubuntu and stream your music directly from Ubuntu Unity Desktop.

Launched in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Rdio has become a direct competitor to Spotify.

It is available in over two dozens countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, the United States and much of Western Europe. For all the countries that Rdio is currently available in can be found @

Although Rdio app supports Ubuntu, it’s unofficial. The app was developed by Scott Ringwelski, but works great in Ubuntu. For the official version, you will have to wait.

To get started with installing Rdio app in Ubuntu, press  Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add the below PPA repository.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/rdio




Next, run the commands below to update your system and install Rdio

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rdio




That’s it!




If you wish to completely remove Rdio, run the commands below to uninstall it.

sudo apt-get purge rdio && sudo apt-get autoremove


Next, run the commands below to remove its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:sgringwe/rdio


If you don’t want to install Rdio from a PPA, run the commands below to download the 32-bits deb package.



The 64-bits package can be downloaded from the link below.



Next, run the commands below to install it.

sudo dpkg -i rdio*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install