Earlier this week, news broke that key assets of Rdio would be acquired by one of its competitors in the music streaming business, the pioneer that is Pandora. But instead of being shut down immediately, Rdio would be gradually winding down its service. This raises the question: What happens next to the accounts of Rdio users, particularly paying subscribers?
“Effective Monday, November 23, if you currently have a Rdio subscription, it will be canceled on your next billing date, and you will no longer be automatically charged,” Rdio explains. “Rest assured that your subscription will remain active for any period of time you’ve already been billed.”
Interestingly, Rdio adds that from the end of your subscription until the complete shutdown of the service, you can continue listening to Rdio Free, the service’s tier that offers ad-supported stations on mobile or ad-supported, on-demand songs, albums, and playlists on the Web.
Unsurprisingly, Rdio is set to stop accepting new subscription sign-ups on Nov. 23.
Stay tuned to AppAdvice as we share with you more details relevant to Rdio’s wind-down — including the service’s definite shutdown date and information on how to export Rdio user data to another service — as they become available.