Music Streamer Rdio Adds Movies & TV
Music streaming service Rdio has added film and TV dubbed Vdio. At launch, Vdio has thousands of hit titles available for rent or purchase. "It's the next extension in our strategy to become a full-fledged entertainment service," the company said in a statement.
Rdio, which launched in 2010, has been planning to add video for four years. But for now, Vdio is only available to Rdio subscribers in the U.S. and U.K. TV shows are available the day after they air, and new titles are ebing added daily.
Spotify has reportedly been talking to partners to help fund and create its own video service, according to recent reports. But in a recent interview with CNet, Spotify suggested that video was only a distant possibility. "I won't rule it out because we're a company that looks at what we're doing incredibly long term," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said. "But right now, we're all focused on music."