Rdio Shuts Down, Assures Subscribers Their Settings Can Be Saved
November 23, 2015 at 5:22 AM (PT)
Last MONDAY (NET NEWS 11/16), ALL ACCESS reported that PANDORA had agreed to acquire several key assets from RDIO for $75 million in cash, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. RDIO plans to shut down after the sale, and the company is promising subscribers that they will be able to export and save their playlists and favorites before the shutdown.
RDIO posted on its website, "Thank you for your support of RDIO over the years. You helped make RDIO not only a place to listen and discover, but also a global community of dedicated music lovers. We’ve enjoyed working on Rdio as much as you’ve enjoyed using it. It’s been an honor serving you. As a result of PANDORA’s planned acquisition of RDIO, the RDIO service will be winding down in the coming weeks.
"Effective MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, if you currently have an RDIO subscription, it will be canceled on your next billing date, and you will no longer be automatically charged. Rest assured that your subscription will remain active for any period of time you've already been billed. Also starting NOVEMBER 23rd, RDIO will no longer take new subscriptions. After your subscription ends, you can continue listening to RDIO Free (ad-supported stations on mobile or ad-supported, on-demand songs, albums, and playlists on the web) until the service goes offline. We’ll be in touch via email in the near future with more specifics, including the exact timing of RDIO’s end of service, as well as information on exporting your RDIO data, including your playlists and favorites."