If you remember just last week there was a rumor floating around about Spotify entering the video streaming market. Well, to combat that possible rumor, Rdio, a Spotify-like music streaming service, has now launched “Vdio”, a video streaming service. Launched today, Vdio is available for Rdio Premium subscribers and is described as being “designed to solve the ‘what to watch’ problem”:
The first thing you’ll notice about Vdio is that it’s designed to solve the “what to watch” problem. It’s not just that we’ve got amazing content, but that the experience is now geared to get you from searching to watching faster. We’re introducing the notion of Sets — playlists for TV shows and movies — so anyone can make and share lists of their favorites, making it easier than ever to discover new stuff. Or, you can just check out what your friends are watching in the moment and jump in. Beyond that, Vdio has the beautiful design and social features that people love about Rdio, with plenty more to come.
As you can see from the shot above, a good lineup has already been accumulated by the service, included many award winning films from just this year. If you are a Rdio Premium user, I would definitely go check this out, and if you aren’t, this may push you to consider it. I like the idea of letting already subscribed members take advantage of it, and hope that Spotify (if it does something similar) will follow that mindset.
What do you think? Hope Spotify follows suit? Have you tried the service? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.