Monday, 16 September 2013

budtobud V2 Beta – It’s ON!

Story from the budtobud Team

We hope you enjoyed the Summer. We sure did. We got to enjoy a lot of music and worked hard to bring you budtobud V2. It’ll help you keep the spirit of Summer alive by letting you listen to music with your friends. If you’ve got a Mac and an Rdio account (try it for free!) download the V2 app here.

Here’s what you need to know:
  1. We’ve got a new look and feel that incorporates the feedback we received from our V1 beta testers – thanks everybody!

  2. You’ll need an Rdio account to use V2. Use your Rdio account to register with budtobud and then simply press Play on the music that (a) your Buddies who are using Rdio or (b) people you follow on Rdio are listening to. We’ll take care of the rest so you can listen with them.

  3. The social media goodies along with chat for your Buddies are still there. So is Song Crush – where you save your favorite discoveries.

  4. You can and should send this to everyone you know who listens to music online, particularly if they are already Rdio users. Remember, budtobud gets even more fun when your friends are there. Take our word for it.
So why Rdio? If you know Rdio, you’ll know what we’re talking about. We chose them as our first music service to support because they have a huge music library available in multiple countries, they present a smooth and intuitive user experience, and are cool San Francisco neighbors. If you haven’t given them a try, set up an Rdio account here.

For now, the budtobud V2 app runs on Mac OS X and supports listening with friends using Rdio. We’ll be adding budtobud support for mobile devices and will add support for other music services such as iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube in the near future.

Don’t forget to check out our featured artist series, #CRUSHWORTHY, on the budtobud Blog, Facebook and Twitter. These are artists that we’ve discovered with friends that you may enjoy, too. Join the conversation or if you’ve got a crush on a particular artist, please let us know and we’ll try to feature them and spread the love.

Have fun and let us know what you think.

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