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Following Spotify’s launch on the iPad Spotify Launches Official Application For iPad With Enhanced Social Functions And More [Updates] Spotify Launches Official Application For iPad With Enhanced Social Functions And More [Updates] Read More , rival streaming service Rdio is upping its game, and has now launched its music-streaming service in the UK and France. While no official word of this has come from Rdio at the time of this writing, users in the UK and France are reporting they can can now sign up for the service as well as download the Rdio applications for iOS and Android.

The prices for the service also match those of Spotify, with £4.99/month for unlimited web streaming, and £9.99/month for streaming on all devices. These prices are a bit higher than those offered in the US ($4.99 and $9.99, respectively), but certainly not by much.

Up till now, Rdio was available only in the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. This sneak launch of Rdio in the UK and France might catch the UK-based Spotify by surprise on is home turf, and turn Rdio into a much more serious competitor.

Less than two month ago, Rdio introduced a redesign Streaming Music Site Rdio Releases New Player Redesign [Updates] Streaming Music Site Rdio Releases New Player Redesign [Updates] Read More of their website and desktop application at the 2012 South by Southwest festival and conference, and have been offering free music streaming Rdio Now Offers Free (Limited) Streaming Music [News] Rdio Now Offers Free (Limited) Streaming Music [News] Feeling some heat? That might be coming from the battle of the streaming music providers, which currently includes a number of competent competitors, each trying to find some edge against the others. Now Rdio has... Read More on a limited basis since last October. Whether free streaming will reach the UK and France remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that Rdio is making an effort to stay relevant in this sizzling market.

Is Rdio now available for you? What do you think of it compared to Spotify?

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  1. Jing
    May 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Not having to install a client is a big plus.

  2. Chris Hoffman
    May 5, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I really like Rdio and its interface -- I've heard people say its interface and apps are better than Spotify, but I wouldn't know. I've never tried Spotify myself, being Canadian.

    I hear the UK/France version of Rdio has a smaller catalogue, which is too bad. Still, it's free to try.

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