Rdio Songs on Spotify: Using The Importer Tool

Adding an Rdio song archive to your Spotify music library

Rdio
Rdio

If you're an ex-Rdio user, then you'll know that this (once popular) streaming music service has now shutdown. It closed its doors for the very last time on December 22, 2015. But, now that you've moved on to Spotify, did you remember to download your Rdio song list?

If you did then you're half way there already. But, if you didn't there may still be an opportunity to do it, but be quick about it.

If you Haven't Downloaded Your Rdio Song List

At the time of writing this article, Rdio's website is still up and it's therefore possible to download your playlists, saved songs / albums, and any artists you were following.

However, before you get too excited you don't of course get the actual song files. The download is an archived record (in various formats) that you can use to add content to your Spotify library.

Once you've got this list you can use Spotify's special importer tool to get all the songs you used to listen to on the now defunct Rdio service.

  1. The first step is to go to the special Rdio webpage and click Continue.
  2. There are two options to log into your Rdio account. Either type in your Facebook security credentials or the email / password you used to sign up. Click Log in to continue.
  3. Click the View Export Options button.
  4. Click the Download Collection button. After a few moments you should get a zip file which you can download using your Web browser.

Importing Your Rdio Song List into Spotify

Armed with your zip file that you downloaded from Rdio, it's now time to use Spotify's Web-based importer tool to upload the content to your music library.

To do this:

  1. Go to the Spotify Rdio Importer Web page.
  2. You will see on this Web page that there are two ways to upload your Rdio song archive. You can either drag and drop the file from your computer or use the import button. To keep things simple for this article, click the Select a File button.
  3. Go to the folder on your computer where the Rdio zip file is located and double-click on it.
  1. If not already signed in, click the Log in With Spotify button.
  2. Click Log in to Spotify.
  3. Either use Facebook or the email / password you used to sign up to log in.
  4. Click the Okay button to connect the Rdio Importer app to your Spotify account.
  5. You should now see a progress bar as the importer works on your uploaded file. After a while a message will be displayed confirming that the import has been successful.
  6. Now you can go to your Spotify library as usual to see everything that you had back at Rdio.

Tips

  • The zip file you downloaded contains a list of songs in different file formats such as CSV, json, and xspf. These can also be useful as a simple database of all your Rdio songs.