Rdio subscription no longer required.
Back in 2011, the founders of Skype, KaZaA, Joost and Rdio announced Vdio, a video service that will be similar to music subscription-based company Rdio. The service launched to Rdio premium subscribers on April 2, 2013. Today, the service opened up to everyone (everyone in the UK and the U.S., that is).
Vdio allows users to buy, rent, and share their favorite movies and TV shows with friends. Rather than following the same subscription-based model as Rdio, Vdio utilizes a pay-per-view scheme that sees users pay for the content as they watch it. That said, Vdio apparently isn't ruling out a subscription model in the future.
Vido told GigaOM that it hopes to launch in Canada in the coming months but no word on when that be, nor did the company say anything about expansions beyond North America and the United Kingdom.