Rdio vs Rhapsody (comparison)

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Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

4 Comments to Rdio vs Rhapsody (comparison)

  1. Ive used rhapsody for close to 3 years and Ive always been able to use multiple devices. I have it currently in my mobile device, my fathers and two of my friends phones. I also have it on my xbox 360 as well as my smart tv. Never have I been charged more than $9.99/month.

  2. John Krumm

    Rhapsody has one valuable feature that reviewers often overlook. They have actual music editors who write about new releases in the various genres. I find this very helpful for music discovery. Also, it works pretty well as a family plan as long as you use the download option a lot. Play is not stopped on multiple devices for downloaded tracks. I’ve tried all the services and I keep going back to Rhapsody.

  3. Lukas Rohal

    Two mistakes: Sound quality on mobile devices is better by Rapsody – 192kb/s – the quality of Rdio is equal 160kb/s – they stream 256kb/s only for the buyed MP3’s… And second one: Price is better for Rdio, because in normal plan – for $10 you can install the app on more mobile devices than one. The three plan means the plan for 3 people (in family…), they can stream, listen in offline… in the same time; not in Rhapsody!

  4. Thank for this review! One thing that I am not clear on though; Rhapsody will not let you use 2 devices at the same time, even with the deluxe plan. It actually stops the play on the other device. This is super annoying if someone else in your family tries to use rhapsody while you are listening to music. So, they let you *install* on 3 devices but not listen simultaneously. Pointless! I am hoping that rdio solves this with their family plan and am planning on switching. If this is the case then add one more point for rdio!

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