Music subscription and discovery service Rdio is now available in Norway, the company yesterday unceremoniously announced on its Twitter account (but not its blog). Rdio is now available in 4 Nordic countries, having previously launched in Denmark, Finland and chief competitor Spotify‘s home turf Sweden.
Rdio works in a browser but also offers apps for desktops and phones running Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iOS.
In the US and Canada, ‘Rdio Unlimited’ costs $9.99 per month, supporting Web, mobile and media player use. ‘Rdio Web’ costs $4.99 per month, and supports Web use only. For local pricing, go here.
The company is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Rdio is backed by both Friis personally and Skype, as well as by Atomico and Mangrove Capital Partners.
I’ve only found a handful of tweets of Norwegians talking about Rdio’s debut in their country, and they weren’t all that positive:
— Tina Hua (@tmth) September 13, 2012
@rdio now available in Norway – but half of Tom Waits’ albums are unavailable for listening?
— martineg (@martineg) September 13, 2012
As Spotify gears up for global expansion, Deezer will be watching its plans for Asia and Latin America