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Topic # 96114 20-Jan-2012 14:30 Send private message

Rdio released in NZ yesterday. www.rdio.com. Seemed like a pretty quiet launch. They beat Spotify to the game!

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  Reply # 571267 20-Jan-2012 14:56 Send private message

so far really impressed with apps and library. the sub cost is a bit high ($8.99 a month USD, well i assume its usd), netflix is cheaper, but most likely sign up after my trial ends, lots and lots of music.

cheers for the heads up btw :) 

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  Reply # 571270 20-Jan-2012 15:00 Send private message

ok just discovered theres a lot of "unavailable" content in nz. flight of the conchords for example.

not sure if i will sign up now... too bad really

 

 



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  Reply # 571273 20-Jan-2012 15:04 Send private message

reven: ok just discovered theres a lot of "unavailable" content in nz. flight of the conchords for example.

not sure if i will sign up now... too bad really


Maybe that is why they haven't advertised it, could just be a soft launch with more content coming online soon? 

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  Reply # 571275 20-Jan-2012 15:07 Send private message

true, going to try it at home with unblock-us dns, hopefully that will open up the music.

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  Reply # 571277 20-Jan-2012 15:10 Send private message

Wow, there's a bunch of NZ artists that "aren't avaliable in your region"..

Still pretty fail, publishers/etc still aren't getting it!

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  Reply # 571468 20-Jan-2012 21:40 Send private message

I got the press release today and a trial code. I will try when back in Wellington and contact the PR if I can confirm the "missing" content. But I expect the reply to be "some content owners decide which regions can have this or that..."





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  Reply # 571736 21-Jan-2012 20:22 Send private message

They replied on twitter saying they are working on updating the NZ/AUS catalog full time at the moment.

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  Reply # 571944 22-Jan-2012 15:41 Send private message

I will subscribe to this service once all content is available.

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  Reply # 571956 22-Jan-2012 16:09 Send private message

Whats the quality like? Lossy? How is the bandwidth etc on a slingshot flatrate plan?




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  Reply # 572170 22-Jan-2012 22:25 Send private message

Installed the Rdio app for Windows Phone 7. Very cool app!







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  Reply # 572222 23-Jan-2012 08:42 Send private message

richms: Whats the quality like? Lossy? How is the bandwidth etc on a slingshot flatrate plan?


No it is very good and it starts playing almost immediately on a Vodafone 3G connection. About the same as iTunes match. I had played around with Spotify on the same phone connection and it actually started faster. Immediate playback on every song.

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  Reply # 572833 24-Jan-2012 16:25 Send private message

Now I've had a good chance to play around with this, i love the idea and the way it works but it isn't going to take off in NZ because too much content is blocked.

Don't really know why they bothered....

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  Reply # 572834 24-Jan-2012 16:26 Send private message

Let me ask a question about blocked content... Are you able to legally get this blocked content in any other way online?





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  Reply # 572840 24-Jan-2012 16:31 Send private message

freitasm: Let me ask a question about blocked content... Are you able to legally get this blocked content in any other way online?



Yes, online music stores sell the mp3 files like bandit.fm or vodafone music store/itunes ect... you know this.

Whats your point? 

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  Reply # 572858 24-Jan-2012 17:17 Send private message

I've been using RDIO for a few days now - have it on iOS and Windows Phone (will try Android soon). Very nice Windows Phone app including the ability to pin an artist to the home screen.




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