The music market has changed rapidly, and there are many companies in the business of streaming music. Rio is not the biggest, but also not the smallest, they are based out of California and are planning to launch a more affordable music streaming plan. Currently they offer a free plan, as well as an Unlimited plan for $9.99 a month. This new service will be entitled Rdio Select and will cost $3.99 a month. This plan is designed for mobile listeners, it will launch for both iOS and Android devices. On these mobile devices you will get to download 25 songs, have unlimited forward skips, ad free listening, unlimited stations to listen to on your mobile device, and higher quality streaming. You can also listen to music on other devices like a Chromecast or a Roku.
Rdio Select is geared for mobile users, and some features will only be available on iOS or Android devices. For instance, if you choose to listen to music on the Rdio website, you will still hear ads when listening online. The 25 downloads is a unique concept as well, you can download up to 25 songs a day and can only have 25 songs downloaded at once. So, lets say you download 25 songs on your first day with the subscription, the second day you can download up to 25 songs but these new songs will automatically replace the oldest ones in your downloads. Rdio Select will only launch in a select number of countries as well, these countries are the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and India. Rdio will offer a 60 day free trial when you sign up for this new plan.
Rdio has not yet officially announced the plan, but it does appear in the mobile application, which can be seen in the screenshot above, as well updating Rdio’s support page with information on a new Select plan. BuzzFeed was first to report on this upcoming announcement(See there article here), along with several other news outlets following after them. We will update this post once Rdio officially announces their new Select plan.