Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia’s new subscription-based mobile music service has now been made available to users in South Africa. Nokia Music+ will be able to stream music from a Nokia device, and will cost around R25.00 a month.
The music steaming service is a paid service, adapted and upgraded from their previous music streaming service, which was freely available to Nokia users.
Nokia said that while the service is based on a pay model, it allows users to control a greater deal of their listening experience, while being only a fraction cost compared to other third party services.
As part of the upgrade, the new Nokia Music+ service features:
* The ability to download unlimited mixes for offline playback
* Unlimited track skips providing greater opportunities to self-curate streamed music
* The option to select higher quality audio when connecting via Wi-Fi
* Lyric streaming for many tracks
* Listen to Nokia Music via Internet-enabled devices including pc or tablet
“The current Nokia Music service, which allows users to create their own mixes or stream from playlists curated by an expert team of musicologists and international artists, as well as save mixes for offline playback; will continue to be available free of charge to Nokia Lumia owners, with no advertisements, registration or subscription,” Nokia said in a statement.
The service will be made available for users to try free for seven days, where after the R25.00 per month will be charged.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor