We reported earlier that Rdio is shutting down following its acquisition by Pandora and today we have news on what will happen to current subscribers of the streaming music service.
Rdio has released a statement that effective November 23, all pro subscriptions will be cancelled on the next billing date and these accounts will be transitioned into free accounts. The company has also announced that no new subscriptions will be allowed from November 23.
Effective Monday, November 23, if you currently have an Rdio subscription, it will be canceled on your next billing date, and you will no longer be automatically charged. Rest assured that your subscription will remain active for any period of time you’ve already been billed. Also starting November 23, Rdio will no longer take subscriptions.
After your subscription ends, you can continue listening to Rdio Free (ad-supported stations on mobile or ad-supported, on-demand songs, albums, and playlists on the web) until the service goes offline.
If you’re currently an Rdio user, it’s time to start looking for an alternative, of which there are plenty. If you’re not in an area serviced by Spotify or Google Play Music, you’re probably stuck with Apple Music which boasts of an extensive coverage across the world. For me, Rdio was the only option till Apple Music came out, which I switched to last week. If you’re an Android user, you can read my review of the new app.
Although not the most popular music streaming service, Rdio will be missed by its fans, especially some of its features like the way it handled music queuing among other things. Like I said previously, it was a great service, albeit one let down by a less than mediocre mobile experience, especially on Android. There are signs that the service will be back in 2016, with a fresh start under Pandora – and I’ll definitely be checking it out then.
Are you an Rdio subscriber? If so, what will you be switching to? And what features of the service will you miss? Let us know, in the comments below, on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter!Source: Rdio