Rdio 2.0 for Android has been released today. It brings an all new user interface – one that looks a ton better than the initial release – and has gotten full support for Android 4.0. They’ve also added a ton of new features including profiles, top charts, new releases, recommendations and improved search. The user interface is as pleasing to the eye as any application is and the added functionality is sure to make users happy after using a gimped experience compared to iOS for so long. Grab it here in the Android market and read on for full press details.
Rdio Launches Australia’s First Truly Social Music Streaming Service
Over 12 Million Songs Available on Virtually Every Major Platform
SYDNEY, 19 January, 2012 – Rdio (www.rdio.com), the digital music service started by the creators of Skype, today announced its launch in Australia, bringing instant access to over 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.
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. Because Rdio is available in other countries (including the US, Canada, Brazil and Germany), discovering new music is even more exciting with international users also sharing their own finds.
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.
“Australia has a unique, thriving music culture that boasts a wealth of music artists across all genres,” said Drew Larner, Rdio CEO. “We believe Australians will be extremely excited about discovering new local and international music and accessing their digital music collections through any platform they want.”
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.
• Play any song, any time, as much as you like. Over 12 million songs from major labels (EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group) as well as thousands of international and domestic independent labels.
• Discover new music and re-discover old favourites. Follow friends, people with similar taste in music, and influencers (such as recording artists and music bloggers) to discover new music.
• Manage and access your music – no matter where you are. Discover new songs, update playlists, and listen to your entire collection from any device.
• Listen offline. Sync music from your collection to your mobile device and listen even when you aren’t connected.
• Hear all the latest music the moment it comes out. Browse and listen to new albums and songs instantly the day they are released, including global and local independent music.
• Create and listen to collaborative playlists. Create and collaborate with others on playlists. Also, search for and subscribe to playlists created by other users.
• Let Rdio help you decide what to play next. Listen to artist radio stations to discover music by an artist or others like them. Play customized radio stations of other users’ most listened to albums and discover new music through recommendations based on the artists you like.
• Share music with friends. Rdio is integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. Connect your profiles and easily share music with friends.
• New users can sign up for the free seven-day trial immediately at www.rdio.com and through Rdio’s mobile apps.
• Rdio Images and Press page: http://www.rdio.com/au/press/
• Rdio Blog: http://blog.rdio.com/au/
• Rdio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rdio
• Rdio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rdio
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Note to Editors:
Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 12 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that’s available everywhere – on the web, in-home or in-car, on an iPad or smartphone, and even offline.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners. For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.rdio.com/.