Rdio Becomes One of The First Music Services Available on Facebook
On Thursday at f8, Rdio announced they would be one of the first music services to launch with Facebook's music integration. Users who opt in to merge Rdio with Facebook will have their "currently playing songs" listed in their news feed, timeline, and ticker — a newly added feature as of Thursday.
Facebook users who click on a song that someone is listening to and don't have an account will be prompted to create one by simply linking the app to their profile. Once accepted the user will be able to participate in a 7-day free trial — no credit card information required. After the trial you can choose to subscribe to one of their plans.
"Rdio, like Facebook, was built from the ground up as a social service so this integration is a natural fit for us," said Drew Larner, Rdio CEO. "Music has always been a social experience and Rdio has built the best social music discovery service. By combining our social DNA with the expansive reach of the world's largest social network, we've made it even easier for consumers to use Rdio to discover music and share it instantly with their Facebook friends."
Rdio will not be the only to offer a music service on Facebook. There will also be MOG, Spotify, Rhapsody, and more. Clearly these companies believe there's a demand for this type of media distribution within Big Blue. I'd like to know what you think?
Source: PR Newswire