US-based music streaming service, Rdio which acquired Dhingana to enter into the Indian market, has finally launched its service in India – offering both streaming and download of music. Rdio is following its freemium model in India as well. The ad-free version is priced at INR 60 per month, an unlimited subscription service is priced at INR 119 per month.
Rdio is directly competing with Saavn, Hungama and Gaana which allow free streaming on their respective mobile apps, although with paid subscriptions for those who intend to cache songs for offline listening. Gaana’s unlimited plan is priced at INR 120 per month while Saavn charges INR 220 per month. The other competitor Hungama charging INR 110 per month for unlimited audio and video access.
Airtel also has its Wynk music service while Vodafone had launched a music streaming service in December 2014. Reliance Jio, a data service venture of Reliance Industry is also developing a similar service named Jio Beats which is expected to go live with it’s 4G service.
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