Rdio will let you access 25 songs a day for $4 a month

By Scorpus ยท 4 replies
May 14, 2015
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  1. Rdio is today launching a new, cheaper streaming music subscription tier called Rdio Select, which is designed for users that want easy access to songs on-demand but don't actually stream a ton of music each month.

    Rdio Select will cost just $3.99 per month, which gives you access to personalized radio stations, ad-free, and with no track skip limits. You also have the ability to download up to 25 songs of your choosing, which are kept on your device for offline playback, and can be replaced on a daily basis.

    As this new streaming tier limits you to a library of just 25 songs, it might seem a little bit restrictive for the average user. However, according to Rdio CEO Anthony Bay, 25 songs is "more than most users download in a day, so we feel it’s enough."

    By offering access to music for just $4 per month, Rdio is bridging the gap between $9.99 per month unlimited streaming options and free ad-supported streaming, the latter of which is a model the music industry generally dislikes. It could also bring more paid subscribers to the company, which commands an audience far smaller than its main rival, Spotify.

    If you want to try out Rdio Select, a free 60-day trial is now available for iOS or Android users in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,923   +756

    $4/mo, 25 songs/day. Last.fm $3/mo, unlimited songs per day. Tough choice!
  3. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    That's because even if I listen to 100 songs a day, maybe only 4-5 are worth keeping long-term. 25 songs is about 1 to 1.5 hours of music. Not a lot. I listen to music at work all day (8-10 hours), so yea...
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Oh Spoilt for choice I see!, Makes me wish we had a website where you could listen to songs and watch video's on & download music or videos... oh wait... we do...
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,656   +1,095

    the 25 songs are for offline play (downloads). the service does give you access to personalized radio stations, ad-free, and with no track skip limits.

    it's a good alternative for people who can't access other streaming services for whatever reason.

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