Music subscription service Rdio will soon be releasing an iPad app, making it one of the few services of its kind to release such an offering (at least officially).
It’s not available yet — Apple has yet to approve it — but Rdio is saying that it will soon add an iPad app to its roster of platforms, including web, Mac and Windows desktop clients, mobile phone applications for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7, in-home devices like Sonos and Roku, and in the car on Pioneer AppRadio. News of the app’s existence leaked Tuesday, but Rdio does not know when the app will officially be available for download.
We will have a hands-on locked and loaded as soon as you can get your paws on Rdio for iPad, but we can tell you now that it will be a similar experience to Rdio as it appears on other platforms, complete with social aspects (the ability to follow friends and influencers), offline caching, user profiles (featuring user collections and activity), charts, playlisting, new releases, recommendations and artist radio stations. Users will have access to 9 million songs on the iPad, provided they are Rdio Unlimited subscribers (for $9.99 per month).
Among the many on-demand contenders, Rdio is one of the few to offer an iPad app (Pandora, which is not on-demand, was an early iPad adopter). Slacker Radio has an app designed for iPhone and iPad, and services like Spotify and MOG’s apps work on the iPad. But Rdio’s product was built especially for tablet use.
Again, this service is not yet available in the iTunes App store.