Rdio Makes First Move into Asia, Now Available in 31 CountriesBy: Josh Wolford - June 13, 2013
Subscription-based streaming music company Rdio has just announced an expansion that will see it move into 7 new countries.
Starting today, Rdio will be available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland.
This marks the company’s first move into the Asian market, as well as a deeper expansion into South America and Europe.
This brings the total number of Rdio countries to 31.
Rdio is currently offering six months free to new users. After that, the web version of the service will run you $4.99 a month. You can bump that up to included unlimited music on the web and mobile for $9.99 a month.
It’s a crowded world out there for streaming music services. Apple just announced iTunes Radio, which will surely make a big splash when it launches this fall. But Rdio’s true competitors lie in streaming music platforms that let users play tracks on demand – for a subscription fee. This includes Spotify and the newly-launched Google Play Music All Access.