Spotify rival Rdio launches in the UK

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rdio.jpgRdio has made a bit of a name for itself stateside as a valid Spotify alternative, and now the music streaming service has touched down for UK users too.

Matching Spotify’s price plans at £5 a month for a desktop-only subscription and £10 for mobile listening too (though far more expensive than what’s charged for Rdio’s services in other international territories. Thanks rip-off Britain), it offers a 15 million strong-music library in the US, which makes its way more-or-less intact to Blighty.

Rdio’s big bonus over Spotify is that it offers an in-browser listening mode, which is great for those listening at work or in school where IT managers have application installations on lockdown.

And while it doesn’t have an ad-funded option, you do get a 7-day free trial of the premium subscription service, with nifty apps available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry.

Click here to give it a look.

Gerald Lynch