Moving in the opposite direction of Spotify, Rdio VP Scott Bagby has announced that Rdio will be expanding into “all” European countries in the next few months. In an interview with paidContent, Bagby remarked:
But Europe is an immediate focus. We’ll be expanding in all countries in Europe - within the next few months, you’ll see several pop up.
In recent weeks, I purchased a top-tier Rdio plan to compliment my existing Spotify equivalent. Although Spotify certainly has a broader selection, Rdio’s latest redesign, lack of forced Facebook integration, and Retina-enabled iPad app have all beckoned me (back) into its service plans.
Of further use, as has been kindly pointed out by Mr. Myke Hurley, evidently U.S. Rdio accounts are also operable outside of the country. Considering I live most of my year between the U.S. and U.K., this is thoroughly welcome news indeed.