After nearly two years of availability in the United States, online music streaming service Rdio is finally launching in the United Kingdom. The brain-child of Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the people that brought us Skype, Kazaa, and Joost, Rdio offers users an ad-free music subscription for a monthly fee.
Similar to the U.S. pricing (in numbers, if not in value), subscription fees are rumoured to be £4.99 per month for web-only streaming and £9.99 a month for unlimited streaming and mobile access. No word on the Unlimited Family deal that the U.S. has, which offers two unlimited subscriptions for $17.99 per month (customers also have the option of adding a third for a total of just $22.99) but we'll update you if we find out more about that one.
The news was confirmed by Rdio developer Ian McKellar (@ian) on Twitter, however, the official Rdio feed has yet to make any mention of the launch.
Rdio is available for a free 7-day trial so you can try before you buy. Be sure to let us know what you think!