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Rdio comes to Australia, New Zealand but Windows Phone app still terrible

We haven't covered Rdio around these parts too much, partly because there are plenty of other alternatives that we're more familiar with (e.g. iHeartRadio, Last.FM, etc.). Still, we imagine for a few people in Australia and New Zealand who may want to try it, so good news for them as they now have access to the music streaming app.

That's the good news. Well that and there's been a Rdio app in the Marketplace for quite some time, meaning you can now also stream it to your Windows Phone. Which is all great except for the fact that the Rdio Windows Phone app is pretty awful, judging by the reviews in the Marketplace. The consensus seems to be that it barely works and is coded terribly, despite being updated numerous times.

So congrats on the new service and our condolences on the app which can be found here...if you dare.

Source: Rdio Blog; Thanks, KustomAU, for the tip

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • I can only see one 5 star review?
  • Might be a regional thing. Here it's average at 2 stars out of five from 100 reviews. That's terribly low.
  • Beat Zune pass to New Zealand, so I guess they've won my membership 
  • Scratch that, the app doesn't play music :( never loads
  • Works... But only for a while then it crashes my 7mozart! And U have to take battery out. Also don't like how U only get a 7day trial and then $10 a month!