Spotify is the leader in streaming music, but Rdio is a competitor that could be better than Spotify. Music is inherently social and both of these services are linked into Twitter and Facebook. Spotify has not way to manage music in a logical manner, such as move songs to albums or tracks, but Rdio allows you to sort your music into albums, tracks, and by artist. A plus is that you are able to get discounts when you buy more than one subscription from Rdio. The prices are the same for one a month subscription to either service, but I wish that they would offer to pay for a whole year instead of month by month.
You can access both on the web, mobile phones (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry), on connected speakers and TV, and Roku. Rdio also allows you to use other open Rdio apps as a remote to play songs on other device that are currently using your Rdio account. Spotify has a robust music collection and offers high quality streams for the best listening experience. Rdio has a similar offering of music, and both collections lack big name holdouts like the Beatles.
The music quality is said to be similar but many users report that the Rdio stream quality is much less but I was unable to tell the difference. Now I know hardcore music fans would be able to. As on Spotify you are able to select songs or playlist to “download” so you are able to play the songs offline. Rdio though you are able to select your whole “collection” that is your music library.
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