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Rdio goes live in UK

By | Published on Thursday 3 May 2012

Rdio

US-based streaming music service Rdio has gone live in the UK and France, according to various reports. Well, I can confirm the former, as I’ve been listening to music via the web-based streaming platform all morning. French readers will have to go to rdio.com and check it out for themselves.

Like its competitors Spotify, Deezer, Rara.com and Sony’s Streaming Flim Flam, Rdio has been expanding rapidly around the world in recent months. It was thought a UK launch might happen in March when it was confirmed the digital firm had secured a licensing deal with PRS For Music to cover publishing rights in various European territories, but while the service did indeed go live in Germany, Spain and Portugal that month, the UK arrival didn’t occur.

Although no official announcement regards a UK launch has yet occurred, online chatter that the service was now available here began yesterday. Unlike Spotify there isn’t a free ad-funded option with Rdio, though a six day free trial is available for new users.



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