Nokia takes on music streaming services such as Spotify and Last.fm as the company rolls out an extension to its Mix Radio app called, Nokia Music . The new Nokia Music app is available as a premium upgrade for the Lumia users.
Nokia Music features unlimited downloads and unlimited music discovery. It also has unlimited skips, allowing users to skip from track to track. The app promises to deliver high quality streaming music. Even over a 2.5G connection, Nokia Music allows you to download music at 'eight times' the standard quality. Moreover, there's option to access lyrics as well as a web-app for desktop users.
“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,” says Jyrki Rosenberg, VP Entertainment at Nokia in a blog post.
“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. This is how Nokia Music came about. By introducing features like infinite skips and unlimited downloads, we’re opening the doors for unlimited music discovery at only €3.99 per month.”
Nokia Music will be rolled out in the next few weeks. The app will be available at around $4 in the U.S., however Nokia says the price will vary according to territory.
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