Nokia's recently re-branded music streaming service has received an update allowing the application to take advantage of a wealth of additional new features. What makes MixRadio unique is that it is a free service without advertisements. The only true caveat being that it is an exclusive application for Nokia devices. Similar to Pandora it allows you to hop into a mix, thumbing up and down music tracks to create a mix that is fine-tuned to your own specific liking.
There are also hundreds of handcrafted mixes that are available based on genre and different categories. These mixes generally have a good mix of different artists from popular to obscure that match the corresponding mix. Each mix can be downloaded ahead of time for offline playback (limited to four download and unlimited for paid account). These mixes are refreshed periodically and allow for a maximum of six track skips.
Those that subscribe to the paid version ($3.99/ month) will have access to unlimited skips, higher quality audio tracks, lyrics, use on multiple devices (PC and Mac via a web browser), and the ability to take more mixes offline.
Currently, the application has been updated to version 188.8.131.527 and features:
- Improvements to offline mixes: time remaining before expiry is shown, mixes become playable before they have completely downloaded, mixes remain playable while being refreshed
- Navigate Home from any page in the app.
- Navigate to the Player from any page in the app.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Nokia MixRadio is available on the Windows Phone Store for Lumia devices.
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