Following its recent deal with wireless multi-room music firm Sonos, US-based streaming music service Rdio is expanding into further the living room with the announcement that it is launching on Roku‘s Internet-connected set-top boxes.
Available as a new channel from Roku, Rdio allows users to stream its library of millions of songs with support for playlists, search, music discovery features and personal history of listened tracks. It’s also possible to set up a queue of albums, songs or playlists via the Rdio website and then play them from your Roku box later.
The Rdio Channel can be found now in the Roku Channel Store and is available to all Rdio Unlimited subscribers, or via Rdio’s 7-day free trial for new users.
Seen by many as “The American Spotify”, Rdio is currently only available in the US and Canada and has deals with the four main music labels as well as many indie labels. In addition to Sonos and Roku, it is available as a Web or desktop client as well as via mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry.