Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Rdio introduces free music streaming service in US, Canada, Australia

updated 05:17 am EDT, Thu October 3, 2013

Ad-free service on mobile apps, advertising on Rdio web player

Internet radio service Rdio has launched its free music service in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Stemming from a deal with radio station operator Cumulus Media last month, the service will now offer a subscription-free way to listen to music, as it tries to wean users away from competitors such as Spotify and Pandora.

For the moment, mobile app versions of the service for iOS and Android will not feature advertising between tracks, though Cumulus Media is currently managing ads in the web version of the radio player, reports the Associated Press. The $10 monthly account option will still be available to buy, providing users the ability to select individual songs, albums, genres, or artists, while free users will be have to put up with a randomized playlist.

Other parts of the deal said to come in the future includes playlist generation from Cumulus radio stations, and the addition of non-musical content such as talk shows.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News