Rdio Becomes the First Music Service to Offer Amazon Payments

Subscription Payment Made Easier and Frictionless For Amazon Customers

Apr 27, 2011, 15:20 ET from Rdio

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio (www.rdio.com), the unlimited, on-demand social music service from the founders of Skype, today announced the availability of Amazon Payments as an option for users to pay for their Rdio subscription. Amazon Payments is an easy-to-use and secure payment method that lets millions of Amazon customers use the payment information already saved in their Amazon accounts to pay for third-party goods and services like Rdio. Starting today, new and existing Rdio users can choose to pay for their recurring subscription costs with Amazon Payments.

"Millions of people have an Amazon account, so offering Amazon Payments is not just a win for Rdio, but also a win for our customers," said Carter Adamson, chief operating officer at Rdio. "Rdio is committed to growing our service offering by expanding to other platforms, enhancing features, and implementing innovative solutions like Amazon Payments so that our customers can focus on what is most important – playing, discovering and sharing music."

As a part of updated payment procedures on Rdio, all users will now be presented with the option of adding their Amazon Payments account as a payment method. New customers can immediately select Amazon Payments as their payment method while existing users may change from their existing method to Amazon Payments.

Amazon Payments will become the first alternative payment option on Rdio in addition to Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

About Rdio

Rdio is an unlimited, on-demand social music service that brings music alive by letting subscribers listen to as many songs as they want, anytime, anywhere, and discover and share new music with friends. Rdio subscribers build and share their online music collections from a catalogue of over 8 million songs and can check out the listening activity, collections and playlists of other users and influencers as well as see what's in heavy rotation in their network, top charts, and newly released albums. Subscribers can access their Rdio on a variety of platforms including web, Mac or PC desktop client, mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile 7, and in-home devices like Sonos and Roku. Rdio was founded by Janus Friis, one of the founders of Skype and is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Mangrove Capital Partners and Skype. For more information please visit www.rdio.com.