Sonos Links With Rdio

Santa Barbara-based Sonos, which develops wireless music systems for the home, said late Thursday that it has tied its systems with social music service Rdio. Rdio is an online, social msuic service started by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the founders of Skype, and is venture backed by Atomico. Sonos said the deal covers Sonos customers in the United Staes and Canada, and requires a monthly subscription to the Rdio service. Rdio costs $9.99 per month. Sonos already has connections with a wide range of online music services, including Pandora, Napster, Rhapsody, SiriusXM,, Spotify, and others.