We knew music streaming service Rdio would be shutting down following Pandora’s acquisition of Rdio last month, but we didn’t know when. Now we know that the service will go offline on December 22.
The company just informed users of the sad news in an email.
“As we announced last month, Rdio is being acquired. As part of the acquisition, the Rdio service will be shutting down worldwide on December 22, 2015 at approximately 5pm PST,” the email states.
The message directs users to the URL rdio.com/farewell, which contains a timeline of your usage, as well as exporting tools. Spotify has its own Rdio-to-Spotify tool, which follows the appearance of the third-party service Rdio2Spotify.
At least something good could come from this — a Pandora that builds on what the core Rdio team has learned about music streaming.
“We’re honored to have connected you with the music you love,” the email states. “And we look forward to bringing great music experiences to even more listeners in the future as part of the Pandora team.”
Update on December 22: Rdio has updated its website to reflect that the service has now been shut down. RIP Rdio. “Rdio has been acquired, and the service has been shut down,” the homepage greeting states. “We’re excited to bring great music experiences to even more listeners in the future as part of the Pandora team.”
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