If you own a Nokia Windows Phone, you’ll know about Nokia Music. The service offers genre-based playlists for free. While a great free music streaming service is great, it does have a pretty severe limitation. You can only skip to the next track 6 times per hour.
Overnight Nokia have announced an unrestricted version called Nokia Music+ that allows you to skip all day long. You can also download an unlimited amount of high quality songs, making it a very compelling offer.
Without a Spoitify app, Windows Phone 8 users have had to turn to Xbox Music which is completely underdone. Music fans are currently surviving on Nokia Music and TuneIn Radio and the ability to pin you’re favourite mixes to your front screen provides a quick tap and play experience.
There’s no word on Australian availability for Nokia+, we’re looking into it. The service will roll out in the next few weeks, but pricing pricing provided is €3.99/$3.99 which comes in a lot less than the $12.99 we’re used to for music subscription services. While Nokia Music+ won’t do everything Spotify does, at that cost, it may do enough to win a lot of users over.
Here’s a full list of what Nokia Music+ includes.
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.
More information @ Nokia conversations