Deezer moves to free ad-supported streaming to take on Spotify and Rdio


Deezer is launching a free ad-supported music streaming service to bring it up to speed with its rivals. Users will be able to listen to an unlimited amount of music as part of a one-year trial. After that, listeners will be restricted to two hours worth of music per month unless they move to a paid subscription. Just like Spotify and Rdio, Deezer will also begin offering a 30-day trial for its Premium+ service, which removes adverts and lets users stream music to their mobile devices.

This isn’t the first time that Deezer has offered a free option, though. Users have been able to listen to artist-based radio stations for free similar to or Pandora via the company’s Discovery mode for some time. And not surprisingly,…

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