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Rdio updates Android app and expands in to Norway

Rdio, the streaming music service rival to Spotify, has released an update to its free Android app while also announcing its expansion in to Norway.

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The US streaming service, which works in a web browser, on your desktop or on smartphones and tablets, has now launched in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Sweden amongst other countries.

Available in iOS and Android, the latest free Android app update brings the Rdio Action Bar to all Android versions as well as including bug fixes.

Rdio has also added a 2012 Mercury Music Prize playlist including tracks from nominated artists including Richard Hawley, Ben Howard, Plan B and Jessie Ware.

Rdio offers a free 7-day trial if you want to try the service, after which there are £5 and £10/month subscription rates depending on whether you want mobile and offline music access to your music.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.