Pandora’s acquisition of certain Rdio assets has yet to close, but the latter company is nevertheless beginning the process of shutting down its streaming service.
“Effective Monday, November 23, if you currently have an Rdio subscription, it will be canceled on your next billing date, and you will no longer be automatically charged,” explained a note to subscribers posted this weekend.
“Rest assured that your subscription will remain active for any period of time you’ve already been billed. Also starting November 23, Rdio will no longer take new subscriptions.”
Once people’s subscriptions elapse, they’ll be able to carry on listening to the free tier of Rdio until the service’s final shutdown, with instructions to come on the timing of that, as well as how to export playlists for other services.