Rdio Launches Video Streaming Service and App Vdio

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Music subscription service Rdio has expanded to video, today launching a movie and television streaming service called Vdio. Vdio functions like iTunes rather than like Netflix, allowing users to purchase and rent video content.

    Though it does not offer a subscription service, Vdio does incorporate social content discovery, allowing users to see what their friends are viewing. Vdio users are also able to create and share playlists.

    Pricing is similar to iTunes and Amazon, with a movie rental costing approximately $5 and TV shows priced at $3. Content must be purchased from the website, but can be viewed on an accompanying iPad app, which supports AirPlay.

    Rdio subscribers with premium Unlimited accounts will be offered a free $25 gift certificate for the service, as will people who subscribe within the next 60 days.

    Vdio for the iPad can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Rdio Launches Video Streaming Service and App Vdio
  2. komodrone, Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    I got it! Let's make something like iTunes/Amazon except it'll be harder to buy!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
  4. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
  6. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    Don't forget about having prices over twice that of Redbox.
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2011
    So you have to go to the website to rent the movie and then go to the app to see it?? Seems like too much trouble they should of just done it with the app with in ap purchase!! But I can understand they don't want apple taking that 30% cut!!
  8. macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2007
    Subscription services, like Netflix, are the future. The content providers hate the subscription, but the reality is that it is either subscription, or piracy.

    This one is dead on arrival.
  9. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    So you have to pay $10 a month AND pay $5 to rent a movie ?


    I can rent a movie from iTunes without having to pay Apple $10 a month.

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  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    As an Rdio subscriber which I love I will use the $25.00 of credit and probably never use the service again. I predict a flop for this one.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    I failed. :(
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2005
    Pretty good solution for rentals...

    I love Rdio's design and usability, so I really want to like Vdio (which just let me in). But there's no way I'm going to pay full price to "buy" a movie that can only be viewed via streaming.

    That said, the social sharing and "set/playlist" functionality makes this a really compelling service for collecting a list of movies to rent, then browsing your list and renting them when you're in the mood for a movie. As long as I can easily stream to my TV via AirPlay, I really don't care about DRM on a rented movie.

    The Kindle app-like lack of in-app purchase on the iPad app is a huge bummer, though. Can only make purchases on a computer.

    So, in summary, mixed feelings :)
  13. macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2012
    Banff, AB
    Is it just me or anyone else sees absolutely no reason to use this over itunes or the very same netflix?
  14. macrumors 68020

    May 6, 2008
    I really don't see the point of this. However, I'm already a Rdio subscriber, so I'll use the $25 credit and be done with it.

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