Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio & On-Demand Music to Windows Phone 8.1
SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, 2014 — Rdio, a leading global music streaming service, today launches a major new update for Windows Phone, delivering a unique mix of ad-supported Internet radio and unlimited on-demand subscription to Windows Phone users around the world. Rdio on Windows Phone further extends the company’s commitment to providing everyone, everywhere access to its expansive music catalog of more than 30 million songs and innovative music discovery features.
Rdio on Windows Phone complements the streaming service’s existing presence on Windows products, which includes a Windows 8 app featuring Live Tiles. Now with the Windows Phone 8.1 app, Rdio’s superior music experience is available across all major mobile platforms.
“Rdio’s Windows Phone app relaunch reiterates our mission to give all music lovers the ability to listen to the music they choose anytime, anywhere, on any device,” said Chris Becherer, Senior Vice President, Product, Rdio. “We’re thrilled to bring Rdio’s impressive music catalog and powerful new music discovery features to Windows Phone users around the world.”
“Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Phone Store, Microsoft Corp. “Rdio is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Store to get the most out of their phone,” he continued.
The Rdio Windows Phone 8.1 app provides users with access to Cortana and live tile support, as well Rdio’s Home, Favorites, Downloads and Browse features. Windows 8.1 users can download the app beginning today from the Windows Phone Store.
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 30 million songs in 60 countries worldwide. Rdio’s mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline — tuned to you. Rdio’s critically acclaimed applications combine the best of personal choice, social engagement, human curation, algorithmic personalization, and programming from tastemakers. Music fans can enjoy Rdio as either a free, personalized stations-first Internet radio experience or as a full on-demand subscription service. Founded by Janus Friis, co-creator of Skype, in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco. More information on Rdio is available at: www.rdio.com