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Nokia announces updated music subscription service for Lumia devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2013 10:11

Nokia announces updated music subscription service for Lumia devices Nokia has announced a new music subscription service for users of their Lumia Windows Phone devices.
The service will add on to the current free "Mix Radio" service while bringing a number of extras.

Adds Jyrki Rosenberg, VP Entertainment at Nokia: "People love Nokia Mix Radio in fact, many people are amazed that we can offer it for free. It's the only smartphone music service out there offering access to millions of songs out of the box without the need to sign up, sign in, or suffer adverts in between enjoying the music. When you add in the ability to skip songs and save playlists for offline uses like the tube, you have something unique.

We spend a lot of time listening to how people use the service and have even managed to half the amount of skips per songs played, which is a combination of our systems and musicologists understanding and shaping Nokia Music around the users. Nokia Music is great for discovering new music, and we've found that there's a core of users that want even more of it."


Here is a list of the new features:

Unlimited skips. Whether you like to skip from track to track, or just want extra control over what you hear. There's no stopping you with Nokia Music+.

Unlimited downloads. The free service allows you to download up to four Mixes (each of which contains hours of music) and play them without an Internet connection. The paid service removes this limit you can download a massive supply of offline music you can swap as you wish.

Higher quality. We were surprised by the high quality of streaming music from Nokia Music, even over a 2.5G connection. Nokia Music+ allows you to download music at eight times the existing quality. Plus, you can set rules to only download high quality when you're on WiFi, for example.

Lyrics. Words to the songs you're listening to, right on your Nokia Lumia. Either in a scrolling list, Karaoke-style format, or a display you can scroll up and down.

On your desktop. The Nokia Music+ subscription also gives you access to the service without your phone. A web-app gives you the ability to play Mixes on your computer, smart TV or other connected screens.


The service will cost just 3.99 per month.

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