Rdio Finally Lands in the UK

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!

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    It's the UK we are bound to get screwed on the level of service we get. We may be paying a similar price but I bet the selection will be a lot smaller.
  • contrasia
    Yeah the problem these things always have when they come over here is our crappy licensing laws and how uptight the businesses are about them. Pandora had to block UK users and were never able to get a decent agreement for their system that'd allow us to access it. It was just one of many music streaming services that couldn't make it over here. I can see this going the same direction.