After launching Drive+ in beta, Nokia has just announced the upcoming launch of Music+, a premium music streaming service which adds infinite skips and unlimited downloads to Nokia’s Pandora-like Mix Radio song discovery service.
Nokia states that Nokia Music+ will “roll out in the next few weeks.” The company says its pricing will vary by region, but is anticipated to cost approximately €3.99/month (
roughly $5.37 USD) — a little pricier than Pandora One, but roughly on par with Spotify Premium. Update: Nokia has informed us that the service will cost $3.99/month in the US.
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Unlike Pandora, however, Nokia Music was never ad-supported, and that means the service’s upcoming new features will have to be enough to lure users into subscribing. Music+ adds features Nokia Music never offered, including infinite song skips, unlimited playlists downloads for offline use, higher quality streaming, lyrics display and desktop access via Music+’s web-app.
We’ll keep our eyes out for Music+’s debut as it starts to roll out. Until then, Lumia owners will have to stick to the company’s free offering, which first entered into the US last September.