|Streaming music service Rdio is working a new iPad app through the final stages of approval with Apple. Rdio has been launching new apps over the Summer, and the time is right for an overdue iPad app.
"We will have a hands-on locked and loaded as soon as you can get your paws on Rdio for iPad, but we can tell you now that it will be a similar experience to Rdio as it appears on other platforms," said Brenna Ehrlich on Mashable.
TechCrunch has also looked at it so far, and said that the Rdio iPad app is smooth and crispy, and included screen shots to go with it.
This Summer, the foundation has been laid for an all-out streaming music war in the Rdio vs. MOG vs. Spotify battle for users. We've got a front seat, and it's a good time to be a digital music fan.
It's been a good year for Rdio so far, they've raised $17.5 million in funding, before launching their Windows app earlier this Summer.
The Rdio iPad app will add to their dedicated family of apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Sonos and Roku, as well as a desktop version for both Windows and Apple.
Rdio was developed by the creators of Kazaa and Skype, which are Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström. Rdio has licensing with all four major record labels and multiple indie labels, with social media tools to share music, and Twitter and Facebook support is included. The music sharing allows users to listen to the music of of other users they follow.
Rdio runs at a cost of $9.99 for mobile and Web access, while Web access only will cost $4.99 per month, and it features both streaming and offline listening. The Rdio name is a combination of the words radio and audio, pronounced r-dee-o.