Rdio is finally spreading its wings abroad as the company announced the launching of its music streaming services in 20 new countries, hitting a total reach of 51 different international markets. This is more locations than what Rdio’s rival Spotify is now operating in — which is impressive.
More importantly, Rdio has seen its monthly active user growth from countries outside the U.S. grow from 30 percent at the start of 2013, to 57 percent by the end of the year. Some of these new places include major countries such as Latin America, parts of Europe and Africa. What’s even better, people who live in all the new countries named today get the opportunity to use Rdio free for six months on the web and two weeks on your mobile device; a perk that comes with signing up.
Rdio is an incredible service that offers a vast library of over 20 million tracks, which features new releases every week. As an Rdio customer, I’d say that I’ve been more than happy with the service as it offers a sleek user interface on mobile devices (arguably, better than Spotify’s) and a deep archive of music. Rdio’s pricing is another great advantage it has over its competitors; they only charge $22.99 for three premium memberships.
Here’s the full list of the countries getting Rdio service today:
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Are any of you in one of these countries planning to sign up to Rdio?