According to reports from Twitter, the music subscription service Rdio, appears to have secretly launched in the U.K. and France. While Rdio has yet to chime in on the subject, users in those locations are now able to sign up for a free 7-day trial of unlimited listening. Everything seems to work, although I’m hearing quite a few people in the U.K. are unable to stream or download a significant number of albums (probably why we haven’t heard an official announcement from Rdio).
Once U.K. users have completed their free trial, Rdio will cost £4.99 a month for web-only streaming, and £9.99 a month for unlimited streaming and mobile access. Rdio is going to have a tough time competing with the likes of Spotify in the European market but it’s nice to know you have another choice should you be unhappy with one or the other.
Features of Rdio include:
- Access to more than 15 million songs
- New albums added every week
- Carry your collection in your pocket
- Sync and play music when you’re offline
- Build unlimited playlists
- Search every single song, album, artist, playlist or user on Rdio
So if you live in the U.K. or France, give Rdio a try and let us know what you think. To grab the mobile Rdio app, follow the appropriate app store link below.
Source: The Verge