Can Rdio Withstand The Spotify Assault? A Feature-By-Feature Look
July 14, 2011 at 14:09 PM EDT
Spotify is finally here in the US. It offers on-demand music for a relatively low price -- just like Rdio. There's several service levels including mobile listening and offline support -- just like Rdio. There's even support for third-party hardware and platforms -- just like Rdio. Rdio has a head start in this race but it might not matter. Rdio left private beta last August and has since gained a good deal of traction here in the States. It's our hometown hero, if you will. Even though it wasn't available until today, Spotify's hype built the service up to near legandary status. The two services are remarkably similar on the outside, but when you dive in, there are some distinct and fun differences.