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There are already plenty of ways to get music on your Chromecast, but consider Rdio among the options now. The popular streaming service has announced that Chromecast support is coming to the app this very day.

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The update with Chromecast support isn't showing up quite yet, but it should be available some time today (it's already live on iOS). Along with the Chromecast support there will be a few small UI tweaks – nothing to get too excited over. When you queue up Rdio on the Chromecast, you'll get a big high-resolution album art image and playback status.

Rdio comes with a free trial, but like most streaming services, the subscription cost is $9.99 per month. Update: The new version is now available in Google Play.

[Rdio Blog]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Yorick

    Meanwhile Spotify pushed this to the 'now now' list

    • Yorick

      'not now' of course

      • sssgadget

        Paid handsomely by Sonos and other audio manufacturers to not support chromecast.

  • selonmoi

    w0000t!

    The update is now available.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/106360864062878150997/posts Garrison Boone

    It's about time! It feels like I've been waiting for ages..

  • Steve

    AP, could you guys please cover Spotify, and how much the developers suck? Please read these links. They need to be called out front and center by the tech community. They need to get the reputation for having awful service and developers (yet wanting to be valued at $4 billion+!). Please help us AP, you're our only hope.

    http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Search-history-on-Andriod/td-p/575104

    http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Dear-Spotify-for-the-love-of-all-that-is-holy-actually-fix/idi-p/720099

    http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Add-support-for-Google-ChromeCast/idi-p/482900

    • Suhas Vemuri

      Welcome to Google Play Music All Access brother!! beg for nothing as our beloved google devs bless us with fortnightly feature updates..

      • Steve

        Well, what really sticks in my craw is that I signed up for both, had the early bird rate with All Access. I got rid of it because it sometimes skipped (Razr Maxx HD) and wasn't as full featured as Spotify, at the time. Now I sure feel dumb! But I'm trying to turn this into a crusade. They're absolute idiots and need to be called out on it.

  • Nathan Boldt

    The only streaming service showing Canada love gets it right.