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Rdio goes free, mobile apps invited to the party [updated]

By Bla1ze on 6 Oct 2011 04:24 pm EDT

*UPDATE* - Looks like the mobile apps portion is still limited, bad wording on their post. @RdioHelp confirms mobile access still requires a Unlimited accnt. But they still offer a 7-day free trial.

While we could debate the streaming music services available these days, including BBM Music -- I'm personally fond of using Rdio. For a number of reasons really. They have a great selection of music, support multiple platforms and their mobile apps are great -- including their support for BlackBerry devices. Now, they've gone ahead and made things even better for those looking to get in on the services:

Some of the best things in life are free, and starting today, Rdio is one of them. New Rdio users in the US can take advantage of many of our popular features for free, including streaming full songs without hearing a single ad — a meter at the top of your profile will show you how much free music you have each month.

An email address or Facebook account is all you need to start listening for free, and no application downloads or credit cards are required. Just sign up at or through one of our mobile apps to get started. 

You can sign up using your Facebook account but they do offer the email sign up as well in case you don't have a Facebook account. Overall you can't really beat ad-free music which is available for streaming to your device. Give Rdio a shot, it's a really great service.

Click here to learn more about Rdio

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Rdio goes free, mobile apps invited to the party [updated]


off to create a new hotmail address exclusively for this ;D

*edit* nvm, I'm blind, missed the US only part...

So my Subscription to Rdio still says $4.99/month for web. How is this FREE? I haven't recieved any notice from Rdio about changes. :(

I believe they are still working on it. As soon as I subscribed I noticed a 6 day trial has been activated. I believe they will resolve all that with in the next days or so.

why are these always US only....................................................... Canada always gets left out from these

In the time it ook for CrackBerry to update this post, I had set up an account...downloaded the app...deleted my account...and deleted the app. Not nearly as cool if I can't go mobile for free!

Yep probably the quickest download, setup and deletion I've ever done.

"New users will automatically get Rdio free on their computers, but you’ll need to subscribe to use Rdio on your smartphones, tablets and home media devices."

"Rdio free works on the web and with the Rdio desktop apps; this includes the Rdio for Mac and Rdio for Windows Desktop apps. If you’re using Rdio free, you won’t be able to play full songs on any of the Rdio mobile apps or home media players."

A total waste of time for me.
No sense to use the trial IMO, if it's not really free ultimately.

Anyone have an idea as to when they might get an app for the Playbook or at the very least allow you to access the Rdio web site from the tablet. It sure would enhance the Rdio experience.

I downloaded the Rdio app the other day on my Sprint BB Bold 9930 and after 2 days I gotta say this is a terrific free app, most artist and songs that I like are available on Rdio. Kinda reminds me of when I had Rhapsody on my PC paying $9.99 a month, but this app is FREE...and the sound on the Bold 9930 (w/headplugs) is great. Thanx Bla1ze for recomending this app. I heard Tommy Chong might? need a stand-in on the C & C tour :)