Rdio has announced a new tier in their streaming subscription offerings called Rdio Select. This plan runs just $3.99 per month, making it one of the most affordable music streaming options available. It’s not as fully featured as something like a Spotify or Google All-Access subscription, but depending on your listening habits it might work for you.
The sub gives you enhanced radio streaming options, including endless radio playback based on any artist, song, genre, etc., plus a personalized radio station with no skip limits and no ads. Not bad for four bucks. You’ll also be able to stream music at a very high 320 kbps bitrate, which is fantastic for those of you that are bothered by low quality audio.
On top of the better radio features, you can also locally store 25 songs for offline playback. That’s definitely not enough to replace a massive Spotify library, but it is enough to store an album or two offline to listen to on a road trip without burning up your mobile data for the month. And with this Rdio Select sub costing half of what some other big names cost, that could be a very worthwhile trade-off.