Nokia has released a new music streaming app called Mix Radio that will let all Nokia Lumia users enjoy Nokia’s free music streaming services. The free music streaming service is at present, only available in the U.S. but it expected to be expanded to other parts of the world after the new Windows Phone 8 devices will become widely available in the other parts of the world.
Nokia Music by default consists of 150 music playlists, put together by a dedicated team of music experts. The playlists include tracks from well known artists like Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more, along with covering different genres of music, from Detroit underground music to performances from the New York Philharmonic.
Apart from the default playlists, users will also be able to create their own personalised playlists from a selection of millions of available songs, which they will be able to listen to even when not connected to a wireless service or Wi-Fi network.
Nokia will also allow users to pay and download songs from its million strong collection, which can then be played on either Nokia Music or any other device.
Along with Mix Radio, Nokia is also offering a new feature called ‘Gig Finder’, a feature music enthusiasts will love. This new feature will display a list of all the concerts and music performances that might be happening around in the area. Users will then be able to buy tickets for these events from their Lumia phones and even find directions to the location of the events.
The app can be downloaded for free from Nokia Marketplace and as mentioned earlier, these apps will only function on Lumia devices.
“We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets the expectations of the demanding, active, and inspired music fans in the USA,” Jyrki Rosenberg, vice president of entertainment at Nokia, said in a statement. “I would like to challenge everyone to try Nokia Music and see just how easy and enjoyable the service is to use.”
The Finnish handset maker is betting big on its upcoming Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets to bring back the crowd to Nokia handsets, which will be unveiled in an event today.