Music Service From Skype Arrives

  • 12 million songs
  • Free trial on offer
  • Most major labels on board

Rdio, a digital music service started by the creators of Skype, has announced its launch in Australia, bringing instant access toover 12 million songs from both international and Australian artists.

Rdio is available on every major platform, giving users access to their digital music collections from anywhere, whether online or offline.

It is claimed that Rdio is Australia’s first truly social streaming music service, letting users discover music through friends and other influencers as well as search for and instantly play any song, artist, album or playlist from its growing catalogue.

Rdio is working with every major music company (EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Univeral Music Group, and Warner Music Group) as well as key local independent labels and distributors (such as Inertia, Liberation Music, Modular, Shock and more) to ensure Australians have the largest available library of music possible.

Rdio is offering Australian users a free seven-day trial. At any time, they can choose to upgrade to one of Rdio’s flexible subscription plans for unlimited music access and Rdio’s mobile apps.

Plan options include:

  • Rdio Web, $8.90 per month: unlimited access to millions of songs from a browser or through it’s Windows and Mac desktop apps;
  • Rdio Unlimited,  $12.90 per month: unlimited web and mobile streaming, including offline access, on iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, iPad, and Sonos (coming soon to Kobo Vox).
  • Free 7-day trial for new users.