Rdio said to offer the U.K. and France music streaming

Neck and neck with Spotify, the music streaming service looks to be adding more European countries to its roster.

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On the up and up, Rdio music streaming service continues to grow. Now it looks like the company is expanding into two new countries, the U.K. and France, according to The Verge.

"Just launched in the U.K. and France apparently," Rdio developer Ian McKeller tweeted earlier today. "Happy now?" He was responding to another Twitter user who apparently leaked the news.

According to The Verge, there are other reports of Rdio moving into the U.K. and France and that initially it will offering people an unlimited listening free trial for seven days. However, Rdio has yet to make this announcement officially.

Launched in August 2010, the San Francisco-based music service is already available in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, and Denmark. It has on-demand access to more than 15 million songs and is available on the Web, smartphones , tablets, Sonos speaker systems, and Rokus.

One of Rdio's major competitors , Spotify, is also in the works of expanding its user base. In March, it added Germany to its list of countries, which also includes the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Spain.

Rdio costs $4.99 per month for Web use and $9.99 per month for unlimited use on any platform. According to The Verge, in the U.K. the music service will cost $8.10 (4.99 pounds) per month for Web use and $16.20 (9.99 pounds) per month for unlimited access.

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Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.

 

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