Telus has announced an agreement with Rdio (pronounced ar-dee-oh), a premium music streaming service, whereby Telus wireless subscribers can subscribe to the service and have it billed directly to their Telus invoice.
Beginning today, Telus customers can sign up to the service for $9.99 per month.
The price is the same as what non-Telus subscribers pay for the service, so the benefit of signing up through Telus is billing convenience. To use, users create a profile at the Rdio site, download the Rdio app for their smartphone and then subscribe through the app. The Rdio app is available for the Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone 7 platforms.
"Our integration with TELUS will make it even easier for Canadian customers to enjoy music in a way they have never experienced before," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio.
For $9.99 a month Rdio users will have unlimited Web access, unlimited mobile access and the ability to sync songs to their mobile phones of off-line listening. If you own a Sonos or Roku music player, you can play Rdio through these players as well.
Created by Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, Rdio's says its library has more than eight million songs including content from the four major record labels (Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Group, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group) as well as the aggregators IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard, IRIS, and Finetunes.
The service provides users with the ability to search, browse and play music its library along with a social music discovery feature which lets users follow the musical tastes of friends and influencers, share favourite songs and playlists, explore thousands of themed playlists, and check out what's in "heavy rotation" by other Rdio listeners.
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