Nokia Corporation (USA) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has announced the addition of a new music service that will be available only to Lumia users. The new service called Nokia Music+ is designed to work with Mix Radio, which is the free music service that first became available to Lumia users in September.
The company announced the new service Sunday on its blog. Mix Radio won’t change much, although those who decide to pay $3.99 a month for Nokia Music+ will have access to a lot of new features.
“Nokia Music is great for discovering new music,” said Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) VP, Jyrki Rosenberg. “And we’ve found that there’s a core of users that want even more of it. This is how Nokia Music+ came about.”
Mix Radio offers playlists for Lumia users to sample and enables them skip and download a number of songs. Lumia users who sign up for Nokia Music+ will be able to skip as many songs as they want and download as many songs as they want to play offline. According to Nokia Corporation, the songs that can be downloaded from Music+ will be up to eight times better quality than current songs.
Nokia Music+ can be customized so users can restrict downloads to only when they have a Wi-Fi connection, so that they don’t use up their data. Users can also opt to have song lyrics sent to their phones, using karaoke style if they wish. They can also access their Music+ account on their PC using a web app or on their smart TV and other devices.