Following the release of Apple’s iTunes Radio, the music streaming site, Rdio.com has made its own Stations feature available for free on its mobile iOS and Android apps [No Longer Available] in the US, Canada, and Australia.
In its blog post, Rdio says up to 10 different types of Stations can now be accessed by both subscribers and non-subscribers. Stations are based on artists, songs, individual member users’ listening habits called You FM, and over 400+ genres including Alternative, Country, R&B, Rock, and World in Rdio’s vast library of 20 million songs.
Rdio’s regular paid mobile service allows subscribers on-demand and unlimited music streaming of songs and albums and offline song storage, whereas the free access to Stations is limited to just streaming playlists. Free users can add tracks to their custom playlists and collections, but they are not allowed to vote up or down streaming songs in Station playlists. All users can select to have more music similar to what is currently being streamed.
All Rdio members can also add songs and albums to user collections and playlists, as well as share links to them with other users and social networks. New Stations can be started based on any selected song or artist.
To get full mobile and web access to Rdio, subscribers pay $9.99 per month, or $4.99 for web access only. Paying for streaming music services like Rdio costs users a lot less than purchasing individual songs and albums. Rdio also allows users to buy MP3 versions of DRM-free versions of songs and albums.
You can try Rdio for free, via the apps or the website by registering with your Facebook or regular email account.
Source: Rdio Blog