It looks like Nokia has rallied the troops and has come out with a big announcement ahead of tomorrow: Nokia Music is coming to the United States! The Lumia-exclusive music streaming service won a lot of praise when it was first released alongside the Lumia 800 and 710 last year in supported territories, and there's quite a few reasons for that.
First of all, the service is absolutely free to use. Much like Spotify Radio or Pandora, Nokia Music lets users stream music playlists for free on their device. What sets it apart is that the 150 playlists found in the service are curated by genre and updated very frequently with new or different music. Then there's user-created playlists called Mix Radio, which lets you create your own mixes by selecting music from the playlists. You can also download and save the playlists for offline listening, which is awesome for data conscious users or better yet airline travelers.
Second of all, the service requires no sign up. When the service was first announced last year, we remember Nokia saying that your Lumia is your account, and that's it. Third of all, there are no advertisements which means the service's 17 million tracks are truly free to listen to without interruption. Fourth of all, the app doesn't stop with just listening to music because the Gig Finder feature helps you find live concerts in your area.
Nokia has also announced a special partnership with Green Day, exclusive to the United States Nokia Music service. If you're an AT&T customer, there will be exclusive playlists from the punk rock band on Nokia Music and Green Day will actually perform an exclusive concert. More details are expected to be announced later today.
Alright enough chat, now where's your helping of Nokia Music? We have linked to the download that other users around the world use, but for now it doesn't appear to be working in the U.S. yet. We're unsure if Nokia will use this app or upload a new one specifically for American users, so we'll let you know once we find out. In the meantime you can bookmark this page and keep trying the link throughout the day.
by Nokia Corporation