Today Rdio announced a new subscription plan that serves as a more affordable option for listeners who want to get rid of ads but don't want to pay $9.99 a month. With Rdio Select, folks can do so for just $3.99 instead.
What's the catch? Rdio Select gives you up to twenty-five songs at a time to carry around on your devices. You can keep them for as long as you're subscribed, but you need to remove songs once you're ready to add more. You can replace all twenty-five once per day. If this sounds bothersome, you're going to have to make the leap to Rdio Unlimited.
This plan retains the other capabilities paying customers expect. You can still listen to any number of radio stations without ads (edit: except on the web, which is still ad-supported) or a limited number of skips. Songs are available at up to 320kbps. A 60-day free trial is available to users in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and the US.
Right now mobile devices are supported, but Rdio says Chromecast, Roku, and Sonos compatibility is on the way.