I, For One, Welcome Our New Music Streaming Overlords
The hot new thing, US-based music streaming service Rdio, has finally launched in Australia. This follows the recent Australian entry of Zune Pass and JB H-FI’s Now service.
Rdio has been one of the most popular streaming services in the US. It’s available cross platform through a web app, iPhone, Android and Blackberry. The service allows you to stream unlimited music over the internet, and you can follow influencers such as magazines like SPIN and The Fader to get music recommendations. You can also connect your Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM profiles to connect with friends from those networks.
The interface on both the mobile app and the web is very slick, and music recommendations are fantastic. I’m glad they’ve entered the Australian market ahead of Spotify and Pandora as I think Rdio is a better all-around service.
You can try Rdio through a 7-day free trial, and it costs $12.90 per month, which is a bit pricier than JB H-FI Now.
Check it out.