The service is a free version of its “Station” feature, and is available for users of the service’s mobile apps in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and features unlimited listening to a wide variety of music that is available on the service.
Starting today, Rdio’s radio feature, which it calls Stations, is free to non-subscribers on its mobile apps in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Previously, a user who reached the end of Rdio’s 14-day free trial and decided not to pay could no longer listen to music inside the app. Now that user can listen to an unlimited number of artist, album, genre, and track-based stations, in addition to "You FM," Rdio’s personalized take on a listener’s tastes. It comes two months after the company rolled out a similar offering on the web.
Rdio was updated with highly personalized radio stations for its premium users in August, and the move to offer free unlimited music streaming comes after Pandora announced in August that it would be removing its 40-hour free listening limit ahead of the launch of Apple’s iTunes Radio.