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In a bid to catch up with Spotify, music streaming service Rdio is now free to use and won’t have ads.Those subscribing to the free plan will have a meter at the top of of every Rdio page showing how much music they have available to them for the rest of the month.
The meter refills at the beginning of each month. There is no set amount of available music — it will vary based on how much users listen, with heavy users getting more than light users.
Like Spotify and MOG, you won’t be able to access Rdio’s mobile app with the free plan.
They’re betting that it’ll be enough to get you paying for the service.
Here’s how the paid options break down:
- $4.99 per month for unlimited access from your browser or desktop
- $9.99 per month for unlimited desktop and smartphone streaming, as well as wireless syncing to listen offline
- $17.99 for 2 unlimited accounts or $22.99 for 3.
Rdio is mostly funded by Niklas Zennstrom, the founder of Skype.