Nokia Music+ launches for US Lumia owners

A few days ago, Nokia launched its new Nokia Music+ premium service in the UK, and now there's word that US owners of Lumia smartphones that use Windows Phone can access the service as well.

Engadget reports that the service has gone live in the US and is now available for $4 a month. For that amount, Lumia owners can get unlimited downloads of songs which Lumia owners "can swap as you wish." It also provides users a way to download higher quality music compared to the already available free Nokia Music service. There's also a way to download the tracks via WiFi to conserve mobile data traffic. Finally, Nokia Music+ has unlimited skipping of tracks and a way to view the lyrics to the songs on the service.

In addition to the Lumia app for Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia has revealed plans to offer web-based access to Nokia Music+, along with Windows 8 and RT apps. So far there's no word on when those apps will become available. There's also no information when Nokia Music+ will made its debut in other countries around the world, but we suspect it won't be too much longer.

Source: Engadget | Image via Nokia

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I'd gladly pay this if I could download/stream specific songs or albums. I don't care for the mix playlist idea. But I'm happy to accept it using the free version.

Nokia Music by itself is free. But Nokia Music+ is a premium service. It offers more features. Personally, I haven't used it so I am not sure what the big difference is between the two.

Just signed up for the trial but not sure if unlimited skipping and higher quality via Wi-Fi only is really worth it..

If Microsoft actually gave a crap about more than 5 people using WinPhone8, they'd make Nokia release this for all WP8 owners.

That will never happen, because Microsoft doesn't care. FRAAAGGMENTATION

Darrah Ford said,
If Microsoft actually gave a crap about more than 5 people using WinPhone8, they'd make Nokia release this for all WP8 owners.

That will never happen, because Microsoft doesn't care. FRAAAGGMENTATION

Well Microsoft doesn't really own Nokia and fragmentation and exclusivity are two different things. If Nokia was distributing completely different (and incompatible) versions of Windows Phone then I'd agree but making exclusive apps for their own line of phones is hardly fragmentation. Different Android manufacturers building different UI's and carriers blocking updates for phones is fragmentation.

Darrah Ford said,
If Microsoft actually gave a crap about more than 5 people using WinPhone8, they'd make Nokia release this for all WP8 owners.

That will never happen, because Microsoft doesn't care. FRAAAGGMENTATION

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. So this is again Microsoft's fault. And "FRAAAGGMENTATION"? Really. I had no idea that a specific, exclusive, OEM app would cause fragmentation. Hmmm.