Just earlier we reported that Rdio was planning on announcing a new subscription plan today called Rdio Select, and sure enough they have. The company has officially announced their latest offering in the form of Rdio Select which will only cost listeners $3.99 a month. Considering that other music streaming services cost more than that, it certainly gives Rdio the advantage.
However the question is, is Rdio Select for you? For those who don’t really see the need for on-demand streaming where you get to pick and choose your songs, Rdio Select might be ideal. For $3.99 a month you will be able to tune into streaming radio without any annoying ads. You can also skip songs as much as you’d like which could be a good way for you to discover new music you fancy.
If you prefer on-demand streaming then perhaps Rdio Select might feel a bit limiting. Subscribers to the service will only get to choose up to 25 songs a day that they can stream on demand. The upside is that you get to download these songs too and change them on a daily basis, but like we said the limit is 25 so you’ll have to manage your playlist carefully. At the same time Rdio will be curating 10-song playlists that will feature a range of artists from a variety of different labels.
If you don’t mind taking Rdio Select for a spin, the company has confirmed that the service has gone live starting today and will be available in United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa. Additional countries are expected to be added at a later date. If you’re still hesitating on pulling the trigger at $3.99 a month, Rdio Select will also be available, for a limited time, as a free 60-day trial.