Rdio Offers Free On-Demand Music ... Sans Ads
October 6, 2011 at 11:48 AM (PT)
SKYPE digital music service RDIO is launching the first-ever free, on-demand music offering with no ads. U.S. users who sign up to RDIO on the web will now have access to full song streams for free while discovering and sharing music from a growing catalog of over 12 million songs.
Only an e-mail address or FACEBOOK account is required to sign up and no software downloads or credit card information is needed to start instantly listening to music.With RDIO's full integration into FACEBOOK's Open Graph platform, anyone on FACEBOOK can instantly share and play any song in the News Feed, Ticker, or Timeline.
"We're proud to be the only service in the U.S. to offer everyone the opportunity to listen to millions of songs for free, without the distraction of a single ad," RDIO CEO DREW LARNER said. "With free access to RDIO, now everyone has the freedom to discover what our fans already know – we're the best service for listening to and discovering music."
Free access users will see a customized meter at the top of their profile page indicating how much free music they have each month. At any time, they can choose to upgrade to one of RDIO's flexible subscription plans for unlimited music streams and RDIO's mobile apps. Plan options run from $4.99 per month for unlimited access to songs from a browser or desktop to $9.99 per month for unlimited web mobile streaming on smartphones, iPAD, SONOS and ROKU, as well as wireless synching to listen offline; to Unlimited Family discounts of $17.99 per month for two Unlimited subscriptions or $22.99 per month for three.
New users can sign-up for free access immediately at www.rdio.com and through Rdio's mobile apps.