The new regions are: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
F**k it, we'll do it live!
Rdio is now available in 51 countries, spanning six continents around the world. Today’s expansion marks its first entry into Africa, and makes Rdio the second largest music streaming service – Deezer still holds that mantle – in regards to the number of countries where listeners can tune in.
We’re expecting a high-profile announcement from Spotify, arguably Rdio’s biggest competitor, later today. The WSJ reported that it would be launching a free, ad-supported version of its service for mobile users, which would be a vital differentiator against Rdio and Deezer.
Regardless, today’s expansion shows that Rdio, which recently appointed ex-Amazon exec Anthony Bay as its new CEO, is ready to go toe-to-toe.
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