Digital music service Rdio , an enterprise started by the creators of Skype is among the first music services integrated with Facebook timeline in Canada, allowing access to Rdio’s new milestone 15 million songs straight from your Facebook timeline. With the integration, people who use Facebook in Canada will now be able to share their musical tastes with their friends and discover new music directly on Facebook.
“More than half of Canadians are connecting and sharing with their friends on Facebook. In the same way friends share their lives, Rdio lets music fans discover, play and share their favorite music with friends and influencers,” said Carter Adamson, Rdio Co-Founder. “With Canada’s vibrant music community, this integration combines Facebook’s expansive reach with our social DNA. We know the future of music is all about social discovery, and this is a perfect way to expand on that.”
People can log into Rdio with their Facebook account and add songs to their timeline as they listen. Songs will also appear in News Feed and Ticker, giving friends an easy way to discover music. For a person on Facebook who is not yet signed up to Rdio, clicking on a song will prompt the person to give permission and then create an Rdio account. The new account instantly activates a free trial to Rdio and no credit card or application download is needed to get started. People who wish to turn off sharing to Facebook can easily do so within Rdio’s settings at any time, and can also remove specific songs directly from their timeline or control settings through their Activity Log on Facebook. As people see on Facebook that their friends are listening to music, they can also click “listen with” from the ticker and listen to that song together through Rdio.
Rdio’s integration with Facebook timeline follows the recent announcement of the new Rdio, a completely redesigned experience and the expansion of its catalog to more than 15 million songs. These developments in Canada will amplify the social music experience, making discovering and listening to music shared by friends on Facebook through Rdio seamless.