Nokia today released an update to its Nokia Music app on Windows Phone Store. First of all, the app has got a new name as ‘Nokia Mix Radio’. The updated app now sports a new look filled with album arts. There is a new feature called Play Me that will play personalized music based on your profile. You can Thumbs up and Thumbs down to let the system know about what you like so that your mix gets better and better every time you play.
- Play Me is a personalized mix inspired by your unique music profile.
- Thumbs up / Thumbs down to help refine your music profile.
- Share mixes with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or by email and SMS.
- New name and a new look to make it even easier to use.
- Bug fixes.
Nokia MixRadio is currently supported in the following countries:
Australia; Austria; Brazil; Canada; China; Finland; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Italy; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store for free from your Lumia device.
On the Nokia Conversations blog Nokia announced that their streaming music service, Nokia Music, will now be available in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.
This brings the number of countries served up to 31 all round the world. The service features streaming playlists collated by staff with relevant local tastes, meaning it is at home in every territory it is available in, for example the ‘Celebrate SEA’ mix which showcase music from Southeast Asia region from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore, featuring the best of local artists and the best songs.
The free service also includes a paid tier for between $2 and $4 which offers unlimited skipping, unlimited mix downloads, higher quality music over WIFI and song lyrics, and also has a web client.
Nokia Music app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Nokia has today released an update for Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta app in Beta Labs. This v1.2 app introduces support for four more languages: Vietnamese (ti?ng Vi?t), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Portuguese (Português), and Italian (Italiano). Along with language support, Nokia has also fixed no.of issues to make your messaging experience reliable. There is new cool feature which allows you to share Nokia Music tracks via this app. Read more about it below.
Share Nokia Music clips: Have a great song stuck in your head? Share a sample with your Chat contacts! If you live in a region where Nokia Music is available, tap the attach icon during a conversation and select music. You’ll see a list of top Nokia Music tracks and a search box where you can find others.
If your friend is also using Chat on a Lumia, they can play the sample you’ve shared directly in the app, as well as buy the entire track by tapping the album art. And if they’re using a Lumia with Windows Phone 8, they can tap on the radio button to start the Nokia Music artist-inspired mix. What if your friend isn’t using a Lumia? No worries! Your contact will see a link to the Nokia Music store where they can sample and see more about the song you’ve shared.
Download it here from Nokia Beta Labs
Nokia has updated their Nokia Music app to version 3.1.1.
The app adds the ability to to follow artists and receive notifications about their latest gigs, activity and releases either in the app or on your live tile.
The app also adds the ability to scan your music library and compile your music preferences from the music already on your phone.
For those who likes the Xbox Music tile the old way, the app will now also present album art from the last artist listened to.
The latest version can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Nokia Canada is teasing an “important announcement” on the 15th May in which they will explore “the next chapter of music discovery in Canada”.
It is likely the announcement is the prelude to Nokia Music coming to the region, where the streaming service has been hampered by the requirement to have a certain percentage of local content. So I guess a lot more Celine Dion and Justin Bieber then?
Nokia Music has seen a minor update to version 22.214.171.1249.
Nokia did not deliver a changelog, but it likely fixes issues caused by the last update, which itself addressed added a number of features and fixed an issue with MP3’s without tags not playing properly.
Nokia Music can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Nokia’s Music + service, which enhances their free Nokia Music streaming music service, has been rolling out round the world slowly, and has just reached Russia.
The option to purchase a subscription quietly made an appearance in the app, and the real surprise was the price.
The price of a subscription is only 80 rubles per month (~ $ 2.6). Given that the rest of the world is paying around $3.99 (~ 125 rubles) it is a great deal.
Nokia Music + offers:
• Unlimited skipping vs only 6 song per hour at present.
• Unlimited mix downloads vs only 4.
• Higher quality music over WiFi.
• Song lyrics
• Access to the mix without a smartphone on your PC, tablet, and TV (SmartTV)
To upgrade to Music + see the settings page of the app for the offer.
MyNokiaBlog posted this quick video overview of the new Nokia Music app for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
The app features:
- Mixes: Hundreds of hand-crafted playlists across every genre you’re interested in. From Pop to Dub, Blues legends, Ragga, Indietronica, and loads more – we’ve got the lot
- Offline Mixes: Download hours’ worth of your favorite mixes to listen when you’re not connected to the internet
- MP3 Playback: Listen and queue your own music. Put them in your Music library and we’ll pick them up. Get Mix recommendations and artist information
- Artist Mix: Tell us up to three of your favorite artists and we’ll make you a mix featuring those and other similar artists
- Artist Page: includes artist biography, artist mix, featured in mixes, tweets, gigs, similar artists and image gallery where you can set your device lock screen
- Supports Nokia Music+, an enhanced music service which includes higher quality audio, unlimited track skips, unlimited offline mixes, full time-synced lyrics (where available). Includes free trial.
- Lyrics: Shows time-synced lyrics for many of your favorite songs (Full lyrics available only for NM+ trial)
- Play To: send what you’re listening to directly to many smart TVs or DLNA-enabled devices
- Snap View: A native Windows 8 feature. It allows you to view one app in a mini view whilst accessing another app at the same time
- Use the Search charm to find Mixes that contain your favorite Artists
You can download this app from Windows Phone Store here.
Nokia’s Music + service, which allows for unlimited streaming of high quality music and unlimited skipping, is rolling out to more countries.
The service has now become available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands for 3.99 Euro and offers the following features:
- An unlimited number of tracks in the Playing mix radio skip.
- Store an unlimited number of mixes for offline playback.
- Mix Radio with higher quality audio stream.
- Lyrics (if available) while playing my music or radio mix show.
- Access to MIX radio via the desktop using any HTML5-compatible browser at music.nokia.com
The service is of course an expansion of Nokia’s existing Music service, which provides free offline access to a large number of curated music mixes. The app can be found in the Nokia Collection.
Has the service become available anywhere else? Let us know below.
We posted yesterday on Nokia Music coming to UAE. Today we can report that Nokia Music, Nokia’s free streaming music radio service, is now also available in Singapore.
Both the themed and curated mixes and the Music+ service, which offers higher quality streaming and unlimited skipping, is available there, with the Music + service costing S$7 per month.
The app is Nokia Lumia exclusive and can be found in the Nokia Collection section of the Windows Phone Store.
Via Hardwarezone.com.sg, thanks LastBattle for the tip.
Nokia’s Music service has arrived in the United Arab Emirates.
Uniquely it features a large number of local artists, making the 150 tailored and curated mixes very relevant to local users.
The playlists span a wide spectrum of musical genres from Khaleeji, Arabic, Bollywood and international labels such as Universal, Sony and EMI and also many local Arabic labels such as Meloday, Mazzika and Qanawat along with Bollywood’s T-series, Yash Raj, and Eros, featuring artists such as Mohamed Abdo, Rashed Al Majed, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, Nancy Ajram, Myriam Fares, George Wassouf and many more.
“Nokia Music is great for discovering new music as it’s the only smartphone music service out there offering access to millions of songs out of the box without the need to sign up, sign in, or endure adverts in between enjoying the music. Today we also launch as part of this service a premium feature – Nokia Music Plus with ability to skip unlimited tracks and cache all the playlists offline,” said Tom Farrell, Vice President Nokia Middle East.
“The UAE is a melting pot of different cultures. This is why we have ensured that we are offering a diverse collection of music that suits people’s different tastes covering Arabic, Bollywood and international music. We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets the expectations of the inspired, demanding, and active music fans in the UAE,” added Farrell.
Nokia Lumia owners can find the Nokia Music app in the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store.
Via Tbreak.com, thanks Fahd for the tip.
In a press release Nokia announced that they and Verizon Wireless will present an exclusive launch event at the legendary Arlyn Studios – Austin’s original premiere recording facility, featuring a special live performance by Solange to promote their Nokia Music service.
Solange’s performance will be streaming live on Livestream Sunday night at www.verizoninsider.com/ nokiamusicverizon.
Nokia will also present the Roc Nation at Raptor House Concert Series in Austin, Texas from March 10th – 14th. As mobile partner, Nokia has joined forces with Roc Nation and Raptor House to curate a diverse lineup of music programming to coincide with the festival.
The concert series will feature live performances that will take place through out the week from Haim, Caveman, Body Parts, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, The Mowgli’s, Wardell, Vacationer, Kan Wa Kan, The Lone Bellow, Carousel, Elle King, The Blank Tapes, Mayaeni, The Well Spring, and more. All performances will also be available to stream live globally via Livestream: new.livestream.com/ NokiaMusic/RocNation.
On Thursday, March 14th, Nokia Music will wind down their week of activation with a special late night performance by Rudimental.
"Whether you’re new to the service or an experienced user, Nokia Music is a great platform for people to discover new music as much as it is for them to listen to some of their favorite artists," said Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment for Nokia. "Keeping in line with that celebration of music discovery, we’re excited to team up with Roc Nation and Raptor House for a thrilling week of performances in Austin from an eclectic group of artists."
See a complete schedule of performances and more information in Nokia’s press release here.
We have so far only seen glimpses of Nokia Musicâ€™s Windows 8 app, but now Nokia has taken the wraps of the app at Mobile World Congress 2013.
The app supports the same curated and custom mixes as the Windows Phone app, and also has off-line support. It supports showing lyrics next to the playing track, and comes in both Windows 8 and Windows RT flavours.
Unfortunately to use the app one needs to be a Music + subscriber, for $3.99, but at least this means unlimited skipping, as the app does not support choosing tracks directly.
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