Rdio Preview is ready

Hello there! It’s been a while, but we’re now ready to let more people start using Rdio (pronounced r-dee-o). Starting today, current users will receive a number of invitations, so they can invite their friends to check it out.

If you haven’t heard about Rdio yet, it’s a new music subscription service available on the web, iPhone and BlackBerry, with an Android app coming soon. You can also sync music to your phone and play it when you’re offline.

Rdio takes the work out of finding and choosing what to play next — you can follow friends and other people with great taste in music, get inspired by what they’re playing, and listen to their playlists. You don’t have to sit and stare at an empty search field, trying to think of what to play.

We’ve got music from labels large and small, majors as well as indies — they’re listed on our Content Partners page. We’re constantly adding more music, so if you don’t see something you’re looking for, it’ll probably appear soon.

Rdio is initially available in the US, and will roll out to other parts of the world soon. Rdio Unlimited costs $9.99/month and works on the web and smartphones, while Rdio Web is $4.99/month and is web-only. There’s a free trial, so you can check it out without paying.

We’d love to hear what you think — leave us a note in our forum, or message us on Twitter.

And many thanks to our early private beta testers — you know who you are!

∞  June 3, 2010 — 12:00AM