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Rdio Makes its European Debut with Launch in Germany

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The popular music streaming service Rdio has made its European debut today, launching in Germany with a catalog of over 12 million tracks. New users can sign up and enjoy a 7-day free trial, with membership starting from just €4.99 (approx. $6.40) per month.

That package will only provide you with access via a web browser, however. If you want unlimited Rdio access on your mobile devices — using the official Rdio app for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone — it’ll cost you €9.99 (approx. $12.82) per month.

In addition to Germany, the Rdio service is already available in the U.S. and Canada, and in Brazil where it made its debut on November 1, 2010. Of course, in the United States, it is competing with the music streaming behemoth that is Spotify; but in Germany, Spotify is yet to launch.

Rdio will have other competition, however. The Next Web reports that Germany has a Spotify “clone” service called Simfy, which was recently updated with integration for Facebook’s real-time sharing feature; the French music service Deezer; and another product called Aupeo, which is based in Berlin.

So how about the rest of us in Europe hoping to get our hands on Rdio? Well, the company is yet to announce when — if at all — the service will expand its European reach. Next on its to-do list is reportedly a launch in Australia.

Are you hoping Rdio will come to your territory?

[via The Next Web]

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