TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2012) -
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Rdio (www.rdio.com), the premier digital music service started by the creators of Skype is among the first music services integrated with Facebook timeline in Canada, allowing access to Rdio's new milestone 15 million songs straight from your Facebook timeline. With the integration, people who use Facebook in Canada will now be able to share their musical tastes with their friends and discover new music directly on Facebook.
"More than half of Canadians are connecting and sharing with their friends on Facebook. In the same way friends share their lives, Rdio lets music fans discover, play and share their favorite music with friends and influencers," said Carter Adamson, Rdio Co-Founder. "With Canada's vibrant music community, this integration combines Facebook's expansive reach with our social DNA. We know the future of music is all about social discovery, and this is a perfect way to expand on that."
People can log into Rdio with their Facebook account and add songs to their timeline as they listen. Songs will also appear in News Feed and Ticker, giving friends an easy way to discover music. For a person on Facebook who is not yet signed up to Rdio, clicking on a song will prompt the person to give permission and then create an Rdio account. The new account instantly activates a free trial to Rdio and no credit card or application download is needed to get started. People who wish to turn off sharing to Facebook can easily do so within Rdio's settings at any time, and can also remove specific songs directly from their timeline or control settings through their Activity Log on Facebook. As people see on Facebook that their friends are listening to music, they can also click "listen with" from the ticker and listen to that song together through Rdio.
Rdio's integration with Facebook timeline follows the recent announcement of the new Rdio, a completely redesigned experience and the expansion of its catalog to more than 15 million songs. These developments in Canada will amplify the social music experience, making discovering and listening to music shared by friends on Facebook through Rdio seamless.
To learn more about Rdio and sign up for a free trial, visit www.rdio.com.
Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 15 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that's available everywhere - on the web, in-home or in-car, on a tablet or smartphone, and even offline.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal and Denmark, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.rdio.com.
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