Type of site
|Video on demand|
|Available in||English & French Unknown?|
|USA, UK & Canada|
|Launched||April 2, 2013|
|Current status||Suspended operations.|
Vdio Inc. was an internet television service created by Skype and Rdio co-founder Janus Friis in 2011. On April 2, 2013, Vdio was officially launched for Rdio premium subscribers. Vdio's platform for sharing content is a pay-per-view system compared to Rdio's unlimited streaming. Similar to the main players in the video streaming market, Amazon and Netflix, Vdio offers a varied catalog that ranges from cult classic titles to new releases from major studios. From April 2013, the service was available in the United States and the United Kingdom (though it has now been discontinued). Current Rdio subscribers were given US$25 in credit to spend on Vdio.
On August 6, 2013 they relaunch in Canada for vdio service check at Blog Rdio Canada. Later, They have now available to: USA, UK and Canada in progress. Until Vdio was disconnect same day, all 3 country's are not any more available for this service video stream. In 2014 to now, Still website is running smoothly as only information news and help service.
Several of Friis' other companies, including the video-focused startup Joost, used peer-to-peer technology to achieve lower cost content delivery.
On December 27, 2013, Vdio announced over email that it was discontinuing its beta program, citing that it was not able to provide the "differentiated customer experience we had hoped for". They also posted a short document for existing customers. 
- "End of Vdio Beta FAQ".
- Rdio. "Introducing Vdio". Rdio. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- "Rdio offers launches Vdio for TV, movies". 3 News NZ. April 4, 2013.
- Summers, Nick. http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/12/27/rdio-closes-vdio-werent-able-deliver-differentiated-customer-experience-hoped/.
- Rdio www
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