Rdio has launched a new Rdio family plan with discounted access for families, and lets them share Rdio accounts. You can link up to three Rdio accounts on a single billing plan, giving you access on the Rdio iPad app, desktop app or whatever you may use. They're calling it the Rdio Unlimited Family subscription.
Before you go thinking that the Rdio app will let other family peeps peep at what you've been listening to, you can rest assured: you get own unique user log in, user profile, music collection, listening history, network of followers, playlists and other social features. Nobody sees them but you.
"When we first introduced Rdio, everyone in the industry offered the same rates and service plans for on-demand music: five dollars per month for Web-only access and ten dollars per month for Web and mobile," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. "Now with whole families using Rdio, we've had a tremendous number of requests from our users for a family plan.
Here's a rundown on pricing of the Rdio Unlimited Family plan and other plans:
Rdio Web - $4.99/month
Rdio Unlimited (web, desktop, mobile, offline, home & car - $9.99/month
Rdio Unlimited Family
2 accounts $17.99/month
3 accounts $22.99/month
Add additional accounts for $9.99/month each
Rdio has had a busy Summer, launching a Rdio Windows app and a Rdio iPad app.
Rdio is the first of the streaming music services to offer a family plan, so in the Rdio vs Spotify or Rdio vs MOG debate, they win this phase. Rdio is available on Mac or PC desktop client, iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile 7, in-home devices like Sonos and Roku, and in the car via Pioneer AppRadio.