What is a Playdio show?
A Playdio show is similar to a recorded radio show or podcast, except that it uses a streaming digital music service as its broadcast platform. Radio shows are typically a selection of music, separated by spoken word (chat, banter and interviews).
So, to create a Playdio show, a show's producer follows these steps:
How do I listen to a Playdio show?
- Choose music from a digital music service.
- Upload the spoken word bits as separate tracks to the same digital music service.
- The spoken word tracks and musical selections are re-assembled to create a shareable playlist
- This shareable playlist is a Playdio show.
We don't host any Playdio shows - we just store links to the shows on the appropriate streaming platform. Click on any show, anywhere on our site, and you'll be directed to a show information page. Here you'll find information about the show and its creator, and a link to listen to the show on the streaming platform. Click the link to listen to the show.
To listen to a show on a streaming platform, you may need an account with that service. For example, to listen to a show on Spotify, you will need at least a free account
with them. Once you sign up for an account and download their client software, clicking on a link on www.playdio.com will automatically play the show on your computer.
Which services are Playdio shows available on?
Playdio only really suits either streaming or subscription music services. If we uploaded Playdio shows to an a-la-carte service, (where you pay for every individual download), the price you would have to pay for the entire show and its related music would be prohibitive. Spotify is currently a great fit for what we are trying to achieve. We are already in talks with a number of other streaming and subscription platforms to host Playdio shows, and look forward to announcing new partners shortly. Ideally we would like Playdio to be completely platform independent to ensure shows are as widely available as possible.
How do I get a free Spotify account?
Easy one - click here
. Spotify is currently only operational in Finland, France, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.