Rdio on iOS

Rdio, a popular music streaming service that has long been rivaling Spotify in the U.S., finally makes its debut in the United Kingdom and France today. The company is yet to officially announce its expansion, but music lovers have been taking to Twitter to report that they are now able to sign up to the service in those countries previously mentioned.

You can now enjoy a 7-day free trial of Rdio’s premium unlimited service, which gives you access to millions of tracks on your mobile devices. If you choose to keep the service after 7 days, you can sign up for the £4.99 (approx. $8) web-only package, or the £9.99 (approx. $16) premium package, which is required for mobile listening.

Until this morning, users in the U.K. simply saw an “unavailable” page when attempting to sign up for the service, but Rdio developer Ian McKellar teased on Twitter that Rdio is “apparently” now available in another two territories. Furthermore, its official apps have also appeared in the App Store and Google Play for customers in the U.K. and France.

I’ll be sure to take advantage of Rdio’s free trial, but I’m not sure it’ll quite replace Spotify for me — especially now that Spotify has an awesome new iPad app. If you’re a Rdio user, leave me a comment below and let me know what’s great about the service.

Will you be signing up for Rdio?

[via The Verge]