There’s a lot happening in the world of music streaming today. A major announcement came from Google as it unveiled the much rumored YouTube Music Key paid streaming service. Rdio is in the news as well since it has decided to lower subscription fees for family plans. This move comes at an interesting time because it has merely been a month since Spotify also announced that it was lowering the subscription fee for its family plans.
Rdio has one claim to its name. Back in 2011 it became the first music streaming service to launch a family plan so members of the same family could access the service without individually having to pay for it.
As part of the new pricing breakdown, subscribers will only have to pay $5 for each additional Rdio listener in the family. Which means that a family of two can access the service for $14.99 per month, and families of three, four and five can do so for $19.99, $24.99 and $29.99 per month respectively.
Each subscriber gets access to Rdio’s library of over 30 million songs and they will all have individual control over the music collection, so they can keep their music individuality without having to pay more. This new pricing is rolling out across the globe starting today.