Spotify vs. Rdio

By  |  Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’m trying out Spotify–the much-loved music service from the UK that debuted in the US today. I’m still forming opinions. In the meantime, TechCrunch’s Matt Burns has a good comparison of it with my current favorite, Rdio. (Spoiler: He likes ’em both, but prefers Rdio overall.)


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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Karl Says:

    It's actually from Sweden. Cheers!

  2. Fred Says:

    I suspect the integration with my local library will win the day for me. No more need to open iTunes, yay.

  3. bob Says:

    Spotify is Swedish…. nevermind…

  4. hari seldon Says:

    I'm glad that Spotify is now in the U.S. for those that want it, but I'm not sure I get all the excitement. Here in the UK Spotify is quite popular, but most brits use the free service, which is ok but you get ads and the streaming quality is not as high as the paid-for service.

    It certainly is not a competitor to iTunes – which seems to be the way that U.S. tech writers are positioning it, music subscription services are niche at best, Spotify doesn't change this.

  5. dixie Normous Says:

    Supposed to have more music than rdio, but I found less of artists that I listen to..

  6. Matt Says:

    If you want to compare music libraries (Spotify, Rdio, Grooveshark, etc.) with a particular search, I've made a little tool that might help –