On Sunday, Nokia made the surprise announcement that it would launch a new subscription music service for its Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones called Nokia Music+. The biggest feature about the service is the price as Nokia will only charge about $3.99 a month for Lumia owners to download an unlimited amount of songs from the service, which is far cheaper that competing services.
Today, Nokia uploaded a new video on its YouTube channel, where the company's Entertainment Evangelist (that sounds like a cool gig to have) Dean Pattrick, basically repeats what Nokia revealed on Sunday about the Music+ service. However, he adds one additional feature that was not announced on Sunday.
The video not only shows the web-based version of Nokia Music+ but also reveals, and briefly shows off, the native Windows 8 and Windows RT clients for the service as well. This means that owners of Windows 8 and RT PCs and tablets won't have to access a web browser to enjoy the service.
There's no information yet if Windows 8 and RT users can sign up to use Nokia Music+ if they don't own a Lumia smartphone; we have emailed Nokia for some clarification. Even if it is truly limited to Lumia users, this new music service could take some of those owners away from Microsoft's own Xbox Music service. Nokia Music+ is supposed to launch in the US and Europe in a few weeks.
Update: Looks like the video was not supposed to go live yet. Nokia has now made the YouTube clip private.
Source: Nokia on YouTube